Post # 1
I posted this same question in full figured section but I’m not getting very many responses! I am getting married in December in Cuba on the beach. I am a plus sized bride, in street clothes I usually wear a size 18-20 depending on what the clothes are. I have parts of my body that I love and would like to showcase (my waist, my boobs) I am quite small chested for a full figured lady and would like to add the va va voom to my chest as much as possible :p BUT I also have some areas I’d like to camoflauge like my tummy. I really want to to be beachy and light but without losing that bridal feel. I have a small bridal party, most of which live many hours away from me and I also live in a very small town so I don’t have the oppoutunity to try on much for wedding dresses. I am having the hardest time deciding what dress is for me! I was hoping to hear from you ladies on what you think would be flattering on me and see some pictures of you guys in your dresses to see what they look like on your body types!
Heres me in a dress I didn’t LOVE but I do really like the sweetheart neckline (this dress is obvioulsy way too big in the top hence the bubbling on one side)
and heres a dress I was thinking of having made
I can’t wait to hear what you ladies think and see pictures of your dresses!!
Post # 3
I think that might work. I like the top of the dress that you’re trying on, but not the skirt – it’s a little too fluffy for me – but the bottom dress has a skirt that I think would work better.
Post # 4
Yeah I’m not in love with the skirt of the dress i tried on either, especially not for a beach wedding
Post # 5
I don’t love the skirt, it’s very big and adds a lot of volume. Something closer to the body I think would be better but I think the sweetheart looks great on you!
Post # 6
I completely agree with the skirt on the first dress being a no go. But I’ve never loved that type of skirt. The top however is very pretty on. Are there any dresses similar to the one that you’d like to have made that you can try on to get a better feel of what it would look like on? I know I’ve seen dresses that I absolutely looooved on the model and thought they’d be a good fit for my figure, but when I put them on it was a different story. hah. I do think the second dress is very pretty.
Post # 7
Yes I definitely agree. Sadly the closest dress shop to where I live is 4 hours away! I sadly don’t have a whole ton of time to be making trips there. My fear is that if I choose something flowy like the blue dress (I would order in Ivory) I will look like I’m wearing a tent and it won’t at all be flattering and I worry if I order something close to my body I’ll look like a stuffed sausauge haha! Blarg! I’m having serious dress issues 😛
Post # 8
@mrs-hues-to-be: That’s the problem with flowy things to me. I think they tend to make us ( and by us I mean anyone bigger than a size 4) look bigger than we are. Ugh. It sucks because I love the look of flowy delicate dresses. Have you considered anything A-line? Or looked at one of those “What shape dress is best on my figure” guides? That might help guide you a little better?
Post # 9
Thanks! I have looked into a bit of a-line but I find alot of them just arent the look I’m going for. Can anyone recomend a designer I can look at with some pretty a-lines?
Post # 10
I tried on an Ella dress (5504) that has a similar top to yours but has a flowy, a-line bottom. I think it would highlight your waist beautifully! Added bonus: Ella dresses are not too hard to find in Canada 🙂 Good luck with your dress hunting.
Post # 11
@bee_happy: i think the dress you posted will look better on her. I went to kleinfelds and tried on a dress like this that had pockets and it was beautiful. I think if OP looks for a simple skirt with a beautiful belt that hits at the natural waist it will celebrate the waist and curves and cover up any areas she’d like to hide.
I think this dress is lovely and will show off your waist and bust
Post # 12
As you said, the sweetheart neckline is really flattering on you. Not crazy about the frills because they don’t show your shape. It’s too bad looking at bridal stores is difficult because of their distance. I picked a dress that was in a regular store but in ivory, so it looked very bridal. It was much less expensive that way. So that’s a tip if that can work 😉
Post # 13
Any dress you love will look gorgeous on you, but i’m definately a fan of the one you want custom made. it would hit you just right in all of the places you want it to, and its perfect for the beach! I would suggest no matter what you choose consider something simple,so that the key details in the dress (like a fabulous sweetheart neckline!) really stand out, you want to be what makes the dress!
Post # 14
Whereabouts in Canada are you? maybe some canadian bees can help! Also, dessy has a small collection of gowns you can order and get delivered to you to try on if a dress shop isnt close.
I love the 1038 or 1033 for the look you want! 🙂
Post # 15
I would like to see you in a empire waist made of chiffon. Straps will define your top with a sweetheart neckline. some embelishment under the chest will define and flatter the chest. You can still have ruffles through the skirt just keep them vertical going down and the chiffon will keep it flowy and not sticking out like the one you have on in the pic
The Ella that the other bee posted would look lovely too
Post # 16
I am in agreement that the bottom of the dress is not flattering. I think the whole dress is just all wrong. I think the dress looks cheap and I am sure that it isnt so that is another problem I have with it. I think you need something that will define your waist and show of your curves in all the right places.