(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 # 77
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Especially now that you’ve said you weren’t even wearing a bra, I definitely wouldn’t change anything! The proper undergarments and alterations will make all the difference in the world. Great job on the weight loss :). I lived for 17 years in the UP of Michigan and the upside is that I don’t look my age either (I’m 38). At least there are some perks to 8 months of winter!

    I’m sorry to hear that things have been so rough for you right now! I hope you can put it all aside for at least one day and celebrate all that you do have. Seriously, once your dress fits you correctly with your new body it’s going to look amazing. Have a drink and enjoy your day and have some fun jewelry shopping Smile.

    Post # 78
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The problem is the dress in the photo does not fit you, so it pooches at the bust.  Once altered to fit you, you will love it!  I think it will look great with the necklace. You look great now.  Remember shoulders back and hold your arms slightly out from you.  You should add/do whatever you feel most comfortable in wearing.  Just my opinion: I  tend to think halters and cap-sleeved boleros make a woman look bigger than she is :/ With halters, you tend to get that smooshed boob/uber short torso look if you’re rather large busted since most tend to tie it too high to avoid showing too much cleavage! And cap sleeves are known to make your arms look larger!

    I 100% agree with the petticoat to help balance you out.  I think a sweetheart neckline is a great alternative if you’re still feeling uncomfortable, although not necessary if you wear the necklace

    Post # 79
    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think you look great, But if you want to add something that necklace is gorgeous! I also found a bolero that you might like here

    Post # 80
    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Christine4RN:  I think you look great! It looks like the picture is being taken from below, the worst angle this will make everyone look bigger! 

    I agree with adding a bra and maybe even some crinoline to help poof out the bottom more, it will make a huge difference! I also think you are safe with necklace given the simplicity of the gown. It will add more texture 🙂

    Congrats on your weightloss! I purchased a dress in November and when I went for my fitting last week, I had to drop a size and lost less weight than you did!

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