Post # 1
I bought my dress at the first place I looked and was a sucker for the sale price for buying on your first visit. Now, of course, I’m stuck with a non-refundable dress that I think makes my hips look huge. I am also pretty short, so heels aren’t going to help too much.
It looked so pretty on in the mirror, but this cell phone pic makes me look like a blimp. What can I do to fix it? It’s not altered yet. I’m not in LOVE with it, but I guess I can suck it up and make it work. I just want to feel pretty on my wedding day 🙁
Post # 2
If those are huge hips I would hate to hear what you think about someone who truly has wide hips. lol
that dress looks beautiful on you!
Post # 3
Okay skinny mini… you’re just being an ass now. Your hips in no way look huge and the dress looks nothing less than stunning on you! Even despite the shotty cell phone photo.
Stop coming up with reasons to hate the dress and instead focus on rejoycing in how much $ you saved yourself and how FABULOUS you look. Spice it up with a gorgeous necklace and some lingerie underneath that will make you feel every bit as much like the goddess you are.
Post # 4
JWF11: your hips do look larger than your waist and bust but do you know why that is? It’s because you are a woman! And I bet your FI will love how they look.
The positive side is that your hips make your waist look tiny. In my opinion, that style of dress can only be worn by women with small waists and larger hips, like you. Skinny doesn’t cut it.
If you really need to balance the dress out, I would suggest adding some width to the neckline, by adding straps such as off-the-shoulder straps or cap sleeves.
The other possibility is to see if it can be taken out any at the lower thigh, so that it flares out about level to where your watch strap is. That might be a bit more flattering to your shape.
But please continue to show off those curves! Your FI will thank you for it!
Post # 5
you look amazing, but if you arent going to be happy with it, then sell it and get a new one
Post # 6
My dear, you do not look like a blimp…at all! You are rocking that dress and I personally don’t think you need to change a thing. Are you wearing a belt/sash? I don’t think you need one but it can define the waist a bit more and really give you a beautiful hourglass shape. Your dress is so timeless, classy, and elegant!
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! Not that I was fishing for comments, but you’ve made me feel much better. Sometimes we’re our own worst critics 🙂
Post # 8
JWF11: just wait until it’s altered! You’re going to look gorgeous! Very similar to Sottero & Midgley’s Campbell:
Sottero & Midgley Campbell
My only suggestion once it’s taken in properly is to push up the boobs a bit 😀
Post # 9
GrumpytheDwarf: They are very similar! I see you’re getting married in July 2015 (me too!) – Hope planning is going well. And yes, I will be sure to install some major push up cups 🙂
Post # 10
wow yor wedding dess n very good
Post # 11
You are smoking hot in that dress! I only wish I had hips. You have great curves! Your FI will love it.
Post # 12
JWF11: I wish I had your hips, you need a little bit of hip to pull off a dress like that. I tried some on and I looked like a linebacker, without hips to balance my shoulders looked masive. I think that’s the perfect shape for you! Also that dress looks expensive so if you got a good deal that’s a bonus.
Post # 13
Yeah I second the motion: I want hips like yours! You look feminine and womanly and absolutely gorgeous. Stop second guessing yourself woman!
Post # 14
JWF11: your dress is elegant and timeless and gives you a great shape.
if you think your hips are big, I’d hate to see what you think about mine! Lol.
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
You look amazing in your dress.