Post # 1
I dont know if anyone felt like this before…but at first I was really excited about going dress shopping! I am so excited for the wedding, and so excited I get to marry my best friend!
So there I was pulling out all my summer clothes a couple weeks ago…and as Im trying things on (mind you I actually lost weight this winter) I started feeling really self-conscious about my body! I just HATE certain curves I have that will never go away! I’m 5’4 145 pounds so I know I am not heavy…just a little curvy…but I feel like I am often so uncomfortable in clothes and so self-conscious about certain curves showing! Did anyone have a hard time getting over their own self-consciousness and insecurities about their body? I’m scared I’m going to walk into a bridal shop and just stare at my tummy the entire time and feel discouraged.
Any advice would be helpful! Thank you!
Post # 3
Hey we have similar measurements 🙂 I had the same insecurities going dress shopping…and knowing my trouble area was my tummy, I wanted a corset back dress. And let me tell you, that corset does wonders…First dress I put on, I was like HEY! I have a waist! And omg, is that an hourglass figure? 😛 Ok so the arms are still a tad flabby but I just won’t raise them up and wave too hard so it don’t jiggle. In a sense, I feel the process has just got me to learn to love my body. Just enhance what I got with the right style, right color…and the little imperfections just seem to go away. Enjoy dress shopping!
Post # 4
I also have similar measurements. I wasn’t feeling comfortable with my body either when I first went dress shopping. There are a lot of different style of dresses that can fit any bodytype and they can look amazing! The first dress I tried on made me look like I was 2 sizes smaller! It was great. They have corsets inside the dresses that can really compliment your curves. Don’t worry about going to stores and trying dresses- it is so fun and they have so many different styles, silohettes and sizes at a lot of the bridal stores.
I found the dress of my dreams and bought it in the size that I was about 6 months ago. However, the problem was that I wasn’t comfortable with myself for a reason – I wasn’t taking care of myself, I wasn’t eating the right foods and didn’t exercise enough. Even with the most beautiful dress in the world- a dress I know I wanted to get married in- I didn’t feel 100%. I tried on millions of gowns and realized it wasn’t the gown, it was me. I decided to take action and started working out. I feel so much better about myself, I feel great, it is has improved my health ten fold and I know that I look better in clothes as well.
Post # 5
Don’t be afraid! It’s a wonderful experience and the slips and bras and dresses really help tuck and lift! 😉 You’ll feel great and everyone will think you look beautiful 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks for all the help! Okay I feel better and think I will take the first step and schedule an appt. at a store around me!