(Closed) Last minute dress angst – Big hips, thick waist – Should I add a sash?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Add a sash or a belt?

    No don't add anything

    Yes, crystal belt

    Yes, a sash

  • Post # 2
    2156 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    peonypanic:  First off, you don’t have a “matronly shape”. You have a gorgeous, hourglass figure that a lot of women would kill to have!

    As far as a sash or belt… I think the dress looks great without it. However, if you do decide to add a sash, I think you should do something a little thicker, like maybe 3 inches or so. With maybe just a little bling in the front. I think a skinny belt or sash would look odd. 

    Post # 3
    1197 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I like it the way it is!  Are you wearing a slip underneath?  I have a thick waist and large hips, and the poufiness of a slip really helps balance that out (IMO). 

    Post # 4
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think you are having the same “woman” issue a lot of us have thinking our bodies look lik hell! You look great (honestly). You have waist definition and you are not poofy.  The sweetheart is a good move–I don’t like it straight across but the change in the neckline really changes everything. I would leave it how it is.  You look beautiful.

    Post # 5
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    First off I think you look beautiful in that dress, I think you look very hour glass in the pictures, don’t be so hard on yourself. I love the dress alone…but now I think of it..I nice crystal belt would be ok….but you have to try it on…too much sparkle can actually make you look wider…since it catches the light and shines back….but the right one will definetly work…..

    Post # 7
    337 posts
    Helper bee

    Corset underneath maybe? 

    Post # 8
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Haha eeeveryone is in agreement. Classic hourglass. You look beautiful. The dress is perfect. Wouldn’t change it.

    Post # 9
    23589 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    You look gorgeous in this dress! Definitely hourglass.  I think a sash would look beautiful with your dress!

    Post # 10
    6294 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    You look gorgeous in that dress as it is; don’t add a thing!

    Post # 11
    6013 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State


    peonypanic:  The bulky parts? your Future Mother-In-Law needs to shush. There is nothing bulky about you. You look awesome in your dress. It’s very flaterring on you. I would add a thin belt\sash to break it up though. I would go with something thin and eye catching\blingy 😉

    Post # 12
    3211 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I think the “bulky parts” on you look kind of adorable. Your dress looks really nice on you.

    Post # 13
    2843 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like the dress the way it is.  It is beautiful and you look pretty in it!

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