Post # 1
…which I have told my FH. So, I decided to go to DB (where I got my original dress) and try on different dresses. As an aside, I told FH that I wanted to show him my dress and at first he didn’t want to.
Today I asked him to drop me off at DB while he went to Barnes and Noble, but he wouldn’t. So I told him fine, then he has to let me show him my dress. I really value his opinion so this is important to me.
So, we got home and I put on my dress and as I’m putting it on I start bawling. Although, I have NO idea why I was crying. Of course, FH comes in, which I wanted him to and zips up my dress. I turn around and he has tears in his eyes. He LOVES it. He thinks it looks stunning on me.
I was sooooo worried it wouldn’t fit. I couldn’t find my long-line bra, so I went bra-less and I’ve gained weight since I bought it. I was also worried because I never see anyone with my dress. It fit like a glove.
So, I’m keeping my dress (I think). If I do, I’d like to get a lace bolero to add over the top to cover my huge/broad shoulders. Also, I was thinking of getting a reception dress.
So, long story short, what is your opinion of my dress. I’ve included pics from the day I bought it. Also, any ideas for lace boleros or reception dresses? I’m super open to basically anything. I just want something I can get down and groovy in, since I’m a huge dancer!
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Post # 3
FWIW, I was also thinking of wearing a crinoline to make it more … out? … at the bottom. Any thoughts?
Post # 4
I love it and I loooovvveee the look of boleros!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I really like it, I think it’s really flattering! I wouldn’t bother with anything you mentioned, honestly. It looks great.
Post # 6
I think you could find a more flattering dress, but the one you chose is lovely.
Post # 7
Dress looks great on you! I don’t think you need a bolero, although I feel you on the broad shoulders thing. Whenever I wear strapless tops and dresses, I’m afraid of looking like a gorilla in a tube top.
Post # 8
@MmeSilverBullet: I think the dress looks lovely on you! It defines your waist and gives you lovely curves! I honestly wouldn’t add a bolero…. You will be creating and drawing eyes to that area whereas now my eyes see your defined waist! I don’t think you need to cover up…. You look beautiful!
Post # 9
@Bubbles42: @MeiFrancis: Thank you!
@jenilynevette: I appreciate the honesty! It’s so hard to find a figure flattering dress. I’m 5’3″ and size 18/20.
@LoveBugBee: Thank you for the laugh! I shared your opinion with FH, he was laughing too! 🙂
Post # 10
@weddingbound: Thank you, I appreciate your feed-back.
Post # 11
@MmeSilverBullet: I understand, I’m the same size as you, and also went to david’s bridal. They don’t have a whole lot for plus size women.
Post # 12
@jenilynevette: for sure! I think I tried on about 50 dresses before I purchased this one.
Post # 13
I think you look beautiful and the dress hugs your body in all the right places! I love the side clinch and you really don’t need anything over unless that would make you feel more comfy. I also have a wide back shoulders and this style dress is the best for our upper body shape.
Post # 14
That dress put tears in the eyes of the love of your life. it is clearly a keeper!
Post # 15
I think your dress is really nice! What’s better, you’ll have no problem finding a nice lace bolero to go with it since it doesnt’ have any embelishments that would fight with it for attention.
I absolutely agree with your idea to add a crinoline though, it will poof out the bottom of the dress and balance out your shoulders, that way it will be even more figure-flattering.
A few bolero options you could try:
A word of caution though: I would avoid bateau/sabrina/off the shoulder necklines on boleros if I were you, they tend to visually broaden the shoulders! (Which is the exact reason why I love them on me! lol)
Please, no more dress regret, you’ll be a beautiful bride! Your Fiance loves the dress and even though he’s a man and they’re usually clueless about dresses, that still counts for something, right?
Post # 16
@MmeSilverBullet: Your dress is really pretty and I wouldn’t add a crinoline, since it falls beautifully.
Your Fiance *cried* when he saw you in it! He sounds crazy in love with you 🙂
I have broad shoulders too, and I actually think they’re good if you have a bit of extra weight, since they give your body structure and balance out your proportions. You look great, and don’t forget you’ll look even better once the “look” comes together (hair, makeup, jewelry, etc.)