(Closed) Is it important that your dress be slimming?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Does your wedding dress need to be slimming?

    NOPE, I just want the dress of my dream and who cares if it doesn't make me look slim!

    Absolutely, why wouldn't I want to look my best on my wedding day?

    This is not even something I considered while dress shopping

  • Post # 2
    8517 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    If my dress doesn’t make me look *at least* 30 pounds thinner, I’m not buying it.



    I kid.

    20 pounds would be fine too.

    Post # 3
    6263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love how the dress looks! I wish other people would look for something FLATTERING vs slimming. You don’t always need that. I think that style of dress looks best on a curvy bride with a nice backside vs someone very slim who is flat back there which I see every day on here. 

    Bottom line: please don’t doubt your choice bc you look great!

    Post # 4
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Versailles Banquets (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)

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    mexicalijennie:  That dress looks amazing on you. I think it should be about how you feel in the dress not how you look.  I knew my dress was ‘the dress’ before I even turned and looked at it in the mirror.  Everything felt so right about it.

    Post # 5
    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t think it needs to be slimming, but it does need to be flattering.  Yours is just that- it looks good on you! don’t let anyone tell you otherwise 🙂

    Post # 6
    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I agree with gelaine22, this dress looks like it’s made for someone with some nice curves like you! It’s a beautiful dress and it looks amazing on you! 

    To answer your question, it’s not important at all that your dress be slimming, just that it be flattering for your body type. Don’t doubt your choice! 

    Post # 7
    3952 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    mexicalijennie:  That dress looks out of control on you! It’s super flattering to your figure. As for your question, hell no did I go for something slimming. I wanted to be comfortable and able to move around as opposed to worried about keeping tucked in all night. My dress hits at the natural waist and flows outward. I’m definitely a little chunky, so it’s not like any dress could perform the miracle it would take to make me look like I was 120 pounds. Instead, I went for something flattering.

    Post # 8
    7112 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think you look great in your dress and I wouldn’t give your friend’s comment a second thought. I’ve got a pretty similar build to you and I didn’t really think about whether something was “slimming” when I was looking for dresses, because that wasn’t really what I was going for. I wanted something that looked good on me, which does not directly translate to slimming. For me, I was looking for something comfortable, elegant, unusual, understated and boobalicious (because my husband loves them!). Slimming wasn’t even on the list. 

    Post # 9
    477 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

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    gelaine22:  +1


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    mexicalijennie:  Flattering is the key word, not “thinner”. From the back, this dress looks killer! You look fantastic, and I wouldn’t give your friend’s comment another thought.

    I didn’t necessarily go for something slimming, but I also didn’t go with a ball gown because I felt like they added 10-20 lbs on my frame. That said, I worked hard for my body and wanted to show it off, so I chose something form-fitting. I wanted to accentuate my body, not make it look smaller. 

    I think you made a great choice! 

    Post # 10
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee

    That dress is incredibly flattering. Slimming – whatever that means. Don’t worry about it, you look stunning in that gown!

    Post # 11
    1726 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    You have an amazing figure and that dress fits you like a glove!!

    Post # 12
    265 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Don’t doubt that dress! You have a beautiful figure!!

    Post # 13
    98 posts
    Worker bee

    The dress looks amazing on you! I wouldn worry about you not looking slim.. Its important for a dress to flatter your figure and this gown does that!

    Post # 14
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I agree with the “flattering” vs. “slimming.” Unfortunately i don’t think ANY dress is going to hide the 5-10 pounds i’d love to lose, but i went with one that looked good on my body.

    Oh and i agree, that dress looks AMAZING on you…at least from the back, i’d never guess that you felt the need to be slimmer!

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    Post # 15
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

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    mexicalijennie:  I think it’s very flattering! The fit is amazing.

    I voted 2nd option, but more than “slimming,” I did keep in mind flattering, as PP said. I originally wanted something very flowy and ethereal, but I’m very curvy (5’1 and about 130 lbs), but this style just would not have fit my body right.

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