(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 # 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

     

    Post # 40
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think you look gorgeous – I wouldn’t change the dress at all, it suits you soooo well. A statement necklace could easily go with this dress if you want to break up the space. For vintage a lace shawl would also be really pretty and I agree some crinoline under the skirt will also look amazing. Talk to your seamstress about some of the options, but please wait until the dress is fitted before you make a drastic change such as adding straps or sleeves to the dress! (Also I think the bolero will be too much!)

    Post # 41
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I didn’t read all of the comments so I don’t know if this has been said, but it’s the boob area that is throwing the dress off. I think that a really good supportive strapless bra will bring them more center and create the nice line that you want…and a little cleavage. I wouldn’t add anything to the dress, personally. It’s beautiful the way it is. The rest of your body looks a-mazing.

    Post # 42
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

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    @EsqBailey:  Agree.

    Also, shoulders back, hips forward, chin up. Posture if EVERYTHING, no matter your size or shape Wink

    Post # 43
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You look great!  And I love the ruching on the waist.

     

    I also have a hard time with the upper part of strapless dresses… I voted for adding cap sleeves.  What about something like this?

     

     

    I also like the statement necklace idea.  Smile

    Post # 44
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    Blushing bee

    serve up the breast  put n a nice neclace 

    Post # 45
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am old, and large“… this cracked me up.  And does NOT accurately describe the woman I see in that picture!  You look fabulous in that dress, and it is very flattering.  Your husband-to-be is going to lose it when he sees you!

    Love the necklace you posted, too – I think it goes great with the dress!  

    Post # 46
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Statement necklace! Excellent taste, lady :o)

    And ditto everyone re: undergarments and alterations. Scoot yourself off to a fine lingerie shop and get the girls a proper support system, then try that dress on again. You’ll see a world of difference!

    (Also, root beer barrel? Pssshhh.)

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