(Closed) "It would be a sin to cover up that figure!" (pic heavy)

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The first one is absolutely gorgeous on you! It accentuates your body in all the right places! It is very modern and chic. That said, the ball gown is beautiful and classic/timeless and gives you a different style – almost like a princess. So, I guess I would say go with your gut – try them both on again and see which one you feel more “you” in! Happy searching :)))

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@LoHall:  I’ll be honest … I really like dress #2 (Kitty Chen Ginger).  It’s a gorgeous dress anyway, but it looks amazing on you!

But here’s the thing … If you didn’t feel amazing in it (or in other dresses of a similar style), it’s not the dress for you.  Having a great figure doesn’t mean you have to “show it off” at every opportunity.  It means you can show it off if you want to.  That’s it.

I didn’t care for the look of dress #3 (Allure 8969) on you because it kind of swallows you up.  However, you can definitely find a ballgown that is flattering.  I agree with a previous poster who mentioned considering a dropped waist ballgown.  You’d have the best of both worlds if you chose something like that.  I’d suggest shopping around a bit and trying on some dresses like that to see if that might work for you.  If you try on some more and still feel uncertain, you can always make another dress post with a poll on the Bee … We love those!  Smile

Post # 34
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387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

#2 or #1 all the way. You have gorgeous figure, can wear anything and still look good, but better with a mermaid style because those dresses are made for you, would be ashame if you dont wear them. 

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I agree with the others.  Go with what YOU love, so when you look back you will still love your dress.  I also am going back and forth with mermaid vs. ballgown (How often do you get to wear a skirt like that?!)  How about trying a drop waist dress?  You can show off the “figure” for your family and still get the poofy bridal look that you are leaning towards.  Something along these lines: http://www.onewed.com/photos/show/drop-waist-white-ballgown-with-jeweled-beading-by-kenneth-pool

Good luck! 

Post # 36
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250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I actually really like the ballgown.  It is so clean and classic.  When I look at that picture of you in the ball gown I see a beautiful woman with a huge smile in a gorgeous dress about to get married.  When I look at the others all I see is a great body in very detailed dresses…I don’t really notice “you” at all.  

Post # 37
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3457 posts
Sugar bee

I only see one dress…

Post # 38
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Sugar bee

Ok, I switched  browsers, I can see the pics now 🙂

Post # 39
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Sugar bee

I have to say that the last ball gown (the kind you want) is incredibly gorgeous. You should wear what you love. Besides, there are many more opportunities to wear a body hugging dress than there are to wear a big white ballgown in the future.

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think you should follow your heart. The ball gown makes you feel more bridal, but you just haven’t found the right ball gown. The one in the last picture would be good to try (or something similar) because of the dropped waist- it will flatter your figure and give you the ball-gown style that you are looking for. You should totally keep looking! A good consultant will be able to help you find the dress you are dreaming of, feel comfortable in and feel like a bride in without pushing you to get something that isn’t “you” and doesn’t fit your vision. Keep shopping and good luck!

Post # 41
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You have the rest of your life to show off your figure in sleek, figure hugging dresses if you want BUT you’ll probably never get the chance to wear a big beautiful ballgown again. I say go with the dress that makes YOU feel the happiest and dont worry about what other people are saying.

I agree that the Allure ballgown isnt the best ballgown for you. It does swallow you up BUT NOT ALL BALLGOWNS will.  For example, I tried the Lazaro below which reminds me of the allure you tried and it just looked terrible. It’s something about where it cuts at the waistline and the way it is pleated at the hip. Try a ballgown with a more fitted bodice that shows off your waist -or a dropped waist ballgown (see examples).  I also I think ballgown #4 would look great on you.

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 42
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1608 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

You really do have an amazing figure for those dresses! Sooo gorgeous ! BUT if you really love the ball gown then get what YOU want. You look stunning in all 3 ! 

Post # 43
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I love, love, love #2 on you!! It compliments you perfectly!!

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had this same dilemma — bought a fit and flare that everyone said looked amazing on me, but I didn’t feel like a bride in it. I ended up buying a full aline/ballgown, and I LOVE it. My theory is that your wedding day is not a show, and you shouldn’t feel obligated to use that time to show everyone what an amazing body you have (which you do, btw). If you feel gorgeous and bridal and magical in a ballgown, GO FOR IT! You can wear a slinky figure hugging dress any time!

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The fitted dresses look absolutely gorgeous on you, but I kind of went through the same dilemma when I was picking my dress. Everyone wanted me in something super form fitting and tight. I liked the dresses I tried on but it didn’t feel bridal to me. I didn’t want to feel like I was just going to a gala or something – I wanted to feel like a bride. Not that you can’t feel that way in any particular type of dress, but for me it just wasn’t happening. I ended up going with a fuller A-line. More of a traditional silhouette but it still has a lot of details that make it very different and stand out. I think you should go with what you really want – when else will you ever have a chance to wear a ballgown?! Most normal, everyday people don’t attend events where you’d ever get to wear something like that…

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

#2 that dress is made for you!! love it!

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