Post # 1
I need another perspective. I love my high low lace dress which is perfect for my fairly casual, outdoor wedding – no train yay! BUT, since I bought it I have lost 22 lbs and I’m 5’4. I loved the way it made me look so much thinner when I originally bought it. It has now been altered down two sizes and does actually fit perfectly, but now I feel like a cow in it. This isn’t the greatest pic and I think part of the problem might be my pose and the perspective, but I hate pictures of me regardless because I think my round face makes me look fat no matter what I weigh. Sigh. I don’t really have time to do anything else as I am 45 days from my wedding… Any advice, opinions would be appreciated. Oh and ignore the weird shoe color thing – the shoes are actually being handpainted by an artist friend of mine so they will be all color in a nature scene.
Post # 3
I don’t think you look like a cow in it! It’s perfect for a casual/outdoor wedding.
Are you planning on wearing a veil with it?
Post # 4
I like it, and you do not look fat at all. What if you add a sash or belt? It would accentuate your waist.
Post # 5
It’s a VERY pretty dress, and you look beautiful. You should be very proud of your weight loss!
To make the dress a little more figure-enhancing, I would have the alterations person deepen the neckline to a sweetheart. Opening up the chest area is more flatterring on a bigger busted lady. Also, I’d add a belt at the waist to define that area… maybe in a colour that coordinates with the colours to be used in your shoes?
Post # 6
@MissNoodles: Ouuu! I second the sweatheart neckline. That’s a great idea. And very flattering on most girls!
Post # 7
Thanks for the tips and nice comments ladies! I probably should have done a sweetheart neckline, but now I don’t have time to get it altered – wedding season is in full force and my seamstress is booked. I’m definitely going to look for a sash or belt though – great idea!
Post # 8
Congrats on the weight loss! Your dress is soo pretty. I also agree with the other girls thought in having a sweat heart neckline. Maybe find another seamstress that can do it. You can ask any tailor shop if they also do wedding dresses. Does not have to be at a bridal shop.
I was actually suprised when I saw a wedding dress in my tailor shop for work clothes. I thought only bridal shops did that work.
Post # 9
Hey I just noticed we are date twins! I haven’t even tried my dress on for the fitting. It just came in a few days ago!
Post # 10
Sash would be great! You look gorgeous too, by the way. Just think you will have your hair and makeup done too and that makes a big difference when you see yourself in the dress. You look great I think! Congrats on the weight loss too, by the way. I am 25 pounds down 🙂
Post # 11
@abby382: Thanks! No veil for me; just planning to have flowers in my hair – um AFTER I get a decent haircut. lol
@jolie0119: Hi date twin! I hope your dress is fabulous!
@megz06: Congratulations on your weight loss too! It’s not easy, is it? I could have kept going, but I’m to the point where I can’t lose any more or my dress won’t fit, so now I am in maintenance mode until after the wedding. I’m hoping to run a 5K in August though, so I’ll be working hard this summer. And this is from someone who has had two hip/leg surgeries, a fractured pelvic bone and one leg an inch longer than the other one – just goes to show you can do more than you think. 🙂