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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How to fix this?

    get a dramatic necklace

    sew cap sleeves on the dress

    cover up with a bolero

    relax, have a drink, and it is all good!

  • Post # 26
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    Worker bee

    You are way too hard on yourself! You look beautiful! Deff get a dark tan for the big day and you’ll be a hot mama 🙂

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If you are sensitive about your upper body/neck perhaps you can draw attention away from that area. I would try the dress with a dark sash to bring attention to your waist and perhaps some crinoline to bottom of the skirt to give it more body.  

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @Pand0ra:  Oh, and I think the idea of a altering the neckline to a sweetheart shape would be perfect for you! 🙂

    Post # 29
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Please do not add straps. Please. Just wait until the dress is fitted and you have the right long bra on. I think straps, especially halters, almost always make a full-figured girl look heavier. Also, that neckline can definitely be sweathearted, and if your seamstress can’t do it, I’d be worried about trusting the rest of my alterations to that person. I’d also add more poof to the skirt to balance you out.

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yeah I’m going to have to agree with everyone else that I think you look great! Wait until it’s altered to actually fit right and you have the right bra to help support and I think that will make a world of difference. I love that necklace by the way!

    Post # 31
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    Bee Keeper

    I think the dress looks very pretty and flattering, but I have a friend who has broad shoulders and she refuses to ever wear strapless, so maybe trying a sparkly bolero would make you feel better? I don’t think you need to “cover up” at all! But I know how it is to have something bother you even if other people say it looks good.

    Post # 32
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think you look great!! You may feel differently once you go back and try it on, you might just have issues with the picture! It’s always different in person. If you are up to a little DIY, Miss Unicycle did a great tutorial on how to make a necklace like that yourself! http://www.weddingbee.com/2012/02/22/175-necklace-knock-off/

    Post # 33
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    “I am old and large” – LMAO! That made me laugh – and PS, you’re way too hard on yourself – you’re still a bride my dear! You will be gorgeous!

    Anyway, you look great in your dress, but I understand that everyone has their own body insecurities. This is what jumped into my mind after reading your post and seeing the pic, this might satisfy what you are saying:

    Maybe adding a v-strap to the neckline like this?

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    You look beautiful, don’t be so hard on yourself… and don’t forget the man at the end of the aisle LOVES YOU and will think you look stunning. If your shoulders bother you I would make the skirt fuller, it will balance you out – I love the necklace! I would add some va-voon to your skirt 😉 And wearing your hair down will take away from the space around your neck.

    Post # 35
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think you look great! I had a friend that wore a bolero jacket with a dress like yours and it looked beautiful.

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    First of all, you look beautiful! The first thing I thought when I saw the pic was how gorgeous your skin is, if thats you without any tan, you have one heck of a natural glow!

    And excuse me but you are not old, at least you don’t look it.

    You are curvy & I think that sweet necklace along with maybe a crinoline for a bit of poof will showcase your hourglass figure. I’m plus size too & wearing a princessy gown which ended up looking way better than the more “camouflage” style dresses I was thinking of. It’s a strapless which I didn’t expect but it’s actually really flatterng, especially with a bit of a poufier bottom.

    Good luck, relax & have fun!!

    Post # 37
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    You are being way too hard on yourself! I think a cocktail halter top would look great on you with this dress and as

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    @EffieTrinket:  said, it’ll support your girls better and cover any possible armpit cleavage (I’m a fairly skinny chick and even I have armpit cleavage – biggest wedding dress regret of mine was strapless) Oh, and I like the “have a drink”, I vote that too (=

    Post # 38
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Root beer barrel cracked me up. You are crazy hard on yourself! I think

    the dress is fantastic on you just the way it is. I don’t feel comfortable in strapless either so go for some straps if you need them to feel better. Everyone’s ideas on the neckless sound good too. Root beer barrel ha ha!

    Post # 39
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m also very broad up top. No matter how much weight I lose. I suggest not covering your skin. Go get tanned, wear the necklace (fabulous btw) and pinch the bust sew a stitch add a small embellishment (very vintage) or not. I’ve learned covering up makes it look bigger. You are divine in that dress. Be amazing in your skin and do not cover it up if you’re comfortable In it <3

     

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