(Closed) Oh the dreaded dress regret..I look like a rootbeer barrel! Help!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How to fix this?
    get a dramatic necklace : (96 votes)
    44 %
    sew cap sleeves on the dress : (32 votes)
    15 %
    cover up with a bolero : (39 votes)
    18 %
    relax, have a drink, and it is all good! : (51 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I like the idea of a statement necklace!

    Post # 4
    9550 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Can I vote for cap sleeves, a cool necklace AND a drink?!? I, personally, always brefer sleeves/straps, I think that necklace is killer and I think you look great so don’t stress. Just get what will make you feel best.

    PS: I love how your skirt hangs from that one gather on the side. Very glamorous.

    Post # 5
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    You’ve got to be kidding – you’re being way too hard on yourself!  Trust me, your pic is NOT what I expected to see after reading your description, lol.

    You do NOT look like a rootbeer barrel, and I think that dress looks awesome on you!  That necklace would suit it perfectly.

    If you’re still feeling self-conscious, I think a coloured bolero would look really good.  Or maybe you could have alterations add a wispy one-shoulder strap?  Congrats on the weight loss, by the way!

    Post # 6
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Oh my goodness my dear you are neither THAT old or THAT big!!!!  I think you look wonderful – but if you feel that you would like a bolero or a shawl then go for it – a Big sparkly type necklace would look amazing too – Just ROCK it – becuase you are a beautiful lady Smile

    Post # 7
    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Oh stop it! I love the cap sleeves idea with your awesome necklace. Also keep in mind, you havent gotten your alterations done, your waist is really going to pop and show once you get that done. It will be awesome. Embrace your body honey, its the only one we get.

    Post # 8
    339 posts
    Helper bee

    I think you look great! But if you are looking for something out of the choices above I think a necklace with some pop to it would compliment your dress very well!  Are you planning on wearing crinoline or anything to poof out the bottom of your dress?  I think it might help you to feel more proportionate and not so much “hey look at my top”?  Good luck!  It will all work out!

    Post # 10
    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    yeah i was expecting something very different when i scrolled to your picture! i think you look great! a necklace will definitely help breakthings up if you are worried about it. i am personally not a bolero fan (my guests will just have to deal with my fat arms), but i could see something simple for a bolero fitting nice with the vintabe look.

    Post # 11
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Can you afford to have the alterations dept. add a subtle sweetheart to the neckline and invest in a killer strapless push up bra?  The extra curves would take away from your feeling like there’s a “vast amount of skin” between your chin and the dress.

    Post # 12
    1217 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    You look stunning!!!! Even without any accessories!

    Post # 13
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t think the problem here is your age OR size. In fact, that gown is rather slimming on you. I think the problem you’re seeing here is inadequate support for your “girls”. My advice wouldnt be a delicate cap sleeve, a necklace or anything like that. It’d be to add a halter strap to this dress. This dress, like many strapless dresses, was probably designed for the less-chesty among us. That isn’t you, so it’s not surprising that you need a little more support. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised once you have either a halter strap or some other sort of strap to hold the dress where it was meant to be. It will even help eliminate that “cups runneth over” look that occurs at your sides when your boobs push the dress downward.

    Post # 14
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Post # 15
    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted for a dramatic necklace, but I also vote for go have a drink and relax! You look stunning! 🙂

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