Post # 32
@nearlymarriedlass: Those dresses are gorgeous! I’m in a wedding next summer and the bride is looking for similar dresses. Can you tell me where you found them?
OP, I had 2 bm’s who were on the larger side and 1 who had just had a baby a year before. We went with a V-neck (not very low at all) with straps and rouching at the waist. It helped hide any problem areas and picking a great color (clover green) made all of them feel pretty too.
Post # 33
I’m positively drooling over your photography, your makeup, and your bridesmaids’ dresses!
Who designed your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses? I suppose it’s a long shot because you’re in Australia, but I am absolutely coveting them.
Post # 34
@vorpalette: beautiful dress
Avoid strapless, even for your smaller bridesmaids, nothing to hold it up. I don’t like chiffon, I think it’s too flowy making me look bigger in the tummy, same with empire waists. I do like A line, especially with rouching in the tummy area. I think A lines help define the waist and the rouching helps camouflage any bumps in the tummy areas. Also try for knee length or floor length. Tea lengths I think tend to make people look stubby-especially if they’re short. Go for something without a different color sash/belt since I think thet tend to cut people in half and make them look shorter, and draws attention to the stomach, not good for either your short BMs or the one who just had a baby.
Post # 35
@HelloRaeven: Wrong! Empire waists does not look good on everyone. Quite a few plus size women including myself empire waist makes me look pregnant!
Post # 36
Go with the dress that you love.
It will looks good on thin girls, but looks great on girls who are curvy because they can fillout the dress. Great Style!. I sometimes make these dresses onwww. etsy.com, and sell for about $45-$85. (Australian)
But they are some great designers much closer to you, who will custom make your dresses, so be sure to check it out.
Post # 37
@katepoppy: You make the dress in my inspiration pic?
Post # 38
@hogoboom2012: thank you! they are from DHGate.com. heaps on there, cheap and very good quality i was so happy with them!
Post # 39
Thank you ladies! The dress was from a website called ‘Fancy Ladies’. They were only $110 each, custom made so no need for alterations although I think you can pay $90 and then alter it yourself. Very good quality, built in bra and back hook.
Heaps of colours to choose from, I went with charcoal 🙂
Post # 40
@JulietFoxtrot: I think empire waists can look good on pear-shaped women, depending on bone structure. They look good if you are smallest under the armpits and around the ribcage under the boobs (so your upper body is fairly straight up and down, waist and underbust measurements are the same, you curve out at the hips), If your ribcage is shaped more like an ice cream cone (like if you are widest at the shoulders and under the armpits and your waist is smaller than your underbust), then you will look like a refrigerator.
Post # 41
@CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon: I make old style dresses to help pay my way through University. (It helps with fees, books etc). Anyway, here is one below. I really need to work on my photograghy. I have made this dress up in a whole range of fabrics. See the frame in the background. It is the front of a 1950’s magazine- the dress is adapted from the yellow one on the left.
Post # 42
@katepoppy: Can you link me to your shop?
Post # 43
i like the dress you selected.
Post # 44
On the empire waist topic, I think sometimes the larger girls will use it as a default because it’s bigger in more places; my Bridesmaid or Best Man who is concerned about her weight (apple shaped) is pushing hard for empire.
But in reality, it just accentuates it more. She looked much better in a natural waistline. But the mind plays funny tricks, I think, when you’re insecure about a “problem area” (don’t even get me started about mermaid dresses and my thighs, lol).
Post # 45
@CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon: I really like the dress you linked to! I want my BMs in floral dresses as well 🙂
As a bustier, not-skinny girl, I think that dress would probably look good on me, and great on your smaller BMs as well.
Post # 46
@elysion: I thought empire waist was good for larger ladies?