Post # 1
Being a plus size bride, I dreaded dress shopping. I was nervous to begin with, and I knew that the styles I loved wouldn’t be in my size. I started out my dress search at Davids Bridal, and while they were nice, none of the dress were what I wanted (or thought I wanted). My second dress shopping experience was horrid, I left the shop in tears. One day a week or so ago my sister (MOH) and her friend talked me into casually going to look for dresses. Little did I know that I’d find my dress!! I felt nothing like a plus size bride in this dress, I felt so good about myself, I fell in love, and everbody was in tears. I bought an Essence of Australia D1328.
I still love my dress, but looking at photos now there are certain things I’m questioning.
1. The consultant had added a belt under the bodice to add some more bling, I’m not sure if I like it better with or without the belt. She said they’d sew it on so there would be no gap and it wouldn’t cross the corset back.
Without the belt
With the belt.
Second, I’m not totally in love with the back of my dress, and it’s actually caused a little bit of dress regret.
I’m not crazy about how poofy the back is, and I’m not crazy about the pick ups in the back. What do you think?
Post # 3
You look great in the dress. I agree about the belt, it really is not needed. The back looks really pretty. I have a train that is much too plain for my tastes and wish it looked more like yours. Again, I have to say you look great.
Post # 4
@Elm tree: Thank you! & My sister made the point that it’ll be bustled and will probably look different anyways. It’s just hard to not have dress regret!
Post # 5
You look amazing! That dress is incredibly flattering and def a no to the belt(at least that belt).
Post # 6
@SupermansSweetheart: Thank you! I orignally wanted a lace dress, so this is so opposite. I was thinking a belt with some lace would be a nice way to add that original want for it, but I don’t think it goes with my dress style/fabric.
Post # 7
The dress looks much better w/o the belt
Post # 8
No belt! it takes away from the beauty of your dress, which you look amazing in by the way
Post # 9
You look great in the dress. Dtich the belt – not needed.
Post # 10
That dress looks incredible on you, and I agree with you and the others that the belt is definitely not needed!
However, unlike a previous poster, I agree with you about the back. I just…don’t like it. The pick ups (is that what they are?) are awkward and way too over the top and cumbersome for such an elegant, simple (but not plain!) dress. I think it would look amazing if those things could be untacked and left to just flow down the back. It might make the train super long, but (in my mind, anyway, because tailors are magicians), that could be fixed!
My dress had slight pick ups that I wasn’t crazy about and it turned out that they were just folds of fabric tacked up with a simple stitch. The woman snipped them off and we figured out which ones to ditch / keep as she went and it quickly turned into something simpler but much more “right” with the rest of the dress. I have no idea what it would take for the back, or if it’s possible, but I think it would look perfect if it could be let down.
However (again), I don’t think that the back of it ruins the dress, especially if it’s something that you don’t mind enough to change the dress / find another. So please don’t think that I’m saying it’s not right for you! As I said, I think the dress is absolutely stunning on you!
Post # 12
that dress looks great on you. very figure flattering. i would opt for no belt. it’s really not needed at all with that dress. spend that money on the veil or shoes instead.
Post # 13
You look gorgeous! Agreed – no belt!
Post # 14
Oh my gosh! This dress is amazing! Don’t you second guess it for a second. Oh, and NO BELT!
Post # 15
You look amazing in that dress and the dress looks amazing.
I´d never think, that you are a plus size bride. The dress is so flattering for you.
Congrats on that choice.
Post # 16
It looks amazing. I agree with ditching the belt.