Post # 1
Recently a friend and I went dress “browsing” and of course I tried on some dresses. That day we only went to DB and I was really uninspired by the dresses. I put them thinking “ok this will be the one” only to feel really fat, or really plain, or waaayyyy to much…. Sigh I was so dissapointed. I have been looking online a lot to get a better idea of what I might like and I am in love with this dress by Alfred Angelo, but being a street size 14 not to sure what it would look like on me. I have started dieting and will most likely lose some weight before I buy my dress, but I would love to see pictures of real brides of all sizes.
P.S. I would just like to say to all of you in advance, thank you, and you look beautiful!! 🙂
Post # 4
Hello date twin 🙂 We are getting married on the same date, but one year apart!
I am a size 12 on top and your dress is similar in style to mine. I love my gown and everyone that has seen it on me loves it too.
It is a Justin Alexander 8137
Here it is:
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Post # 5
You are wise ask to see pictures of real brides!
Looking at pictures of models warped my perception and made me feel like I was too fat to be a beautiful bride (and I normally have a pretty healthy body image!).
Here’s a picture of me in mine, unaltered. I’m standing on a stool.
I’m going to get fabric in the bust to cover the girls up.
Post # 6
Hello! 🙂 I am a street size 16 and so is my dress. Here is a picture of me in my Davids Bridal dress. Its for sale if you are interested… 🙂 I know it would be a little big but you could always alter it 🙂
I was not in love with my dress at first. But when i put it on with my hair and makeup and jewelry…it was PERFECT. i could not have asked for a better dress. I love her 🙂
Post # 7
Here is mine. I just got it! It is Dominique by Maggie Sottero in silver mist. I am a street size 16 typically for reference:-)
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Post # 8
I also love Alfred Angelo dresses and ended up getting the dress that I fell inlove with, style 2119 in diamond white.
Here is model pics and pic of me in the dress,but pic quality isnt that good because it was taken with cell. (the sample dress I tried on was size 8 which was too big for me. I wear size 1 or 2)
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Post # 9
@ritzyflapper– if you dont mind me asking, what size did you order? It looks like we have similar body types and I am waiting on my maggie afraid it will be too small!!! I usually wear sz 14 in most things, ordered a size 16 dress. Hope it fits yikes!!
Post # 10
You all look really stunning!
Post # 11
This is the first time I’m showing my dress 🙂 I”m wearing Casablanca 1938 without the flower. Unfortunately, in my excitement to find it in at the store I never got a picture of mysef in it… but here’s one from their website!
Post # 12
@Ka393:I really like your dress, it looks so great on you!
Here is mine, the designer is Amsale. i plan on wearing a black sash around my waistline. It is nothing like I thought I wanted. I wanted a trumpet style with a bubble hem, my inspiration dress is the 2nd dress posted.
Post # 13
I’m a street size 16 and found a very flattering dress. The key is to know your body and what works on it so you don’t get too frustrated trying on things that won’t flatter you. For example, I’m a apple-shaped gal (carry all my weight in the middle) so I knew sheaths, mermaid, and trumpet were no-nos. Kept them out of my dressing rooms from the word go and I have a much better experience.
For reference, here is a picture of me in my dress. That’s the sample which was a size 14 so it’s kin of clipped and then being held in the back for the picture. But you get the gist.
Post # 14
Let me start by saying how JEALOUS I am of all of you ladies with curves! You don’t even know how many dresses I tried on that looked god-awful on me because of my boy shape. Miss Mitzie, I think your going to find its easier to find a flattering gown because you have stuff to work with! When you have nothing you get nothing :-] Anywho…
After my first shopping trip, I knew I wanted lace. I also thought I wanted a Maggie Sottero because her designs were so beautiful online, but in real life, they really fell flat :-[. Here is my winner, the Enzoani Cheyenne:
Post # 15
heres my dress at its second last alteration.. finally getting there!!!! its demetrios and i had it altered into a sweetheart neckline. Im holding it up because it needs the hem taken up 🙂 oh btw im a size 12 australian street size, which means its a size 10 us? im not sure of the conversion.
Post # 16
Mine was a Kenneth Pool
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