Post # 1
Hi Girls…my wedding is next month. I am doubting my dress. I still have time (starting right NOW!) to look for something else (off the rack, etc). I am plus size and loved the dress when I first got it, now feel like I settled bc of my shape. Does it look cheap? Is it flattering? PLEASE be honest. Maybe I am just getting cold feet.
Post # 3
I don’t think that dress is cheap looking by any means. It fits you beautifully and doesn’t make you look uncomfortable. I have been to countless weddings where the bride is larger chested and she is falling out of her dress and looks uncomfortable and has to constantly readjust the girls all night. Everything looks to be in place in that dress and it is really a very prestty dress. I don’t know what you are going for as far as the look, but I think it is elegant.
Post # 4
It fits you like a glove – you look beautiful in it. It does not look cheap. Get that thought outta your head!
I also think it would be lovely if you wore a necklace to compliment that pretty v-neck. 🙂
Post # 5
Personally, it’s not in my taste. I’m not a fan of the style.
If I were you, I’d add some poof and volume to the bottom. Right now, it’s very straight. It has a nice cutting midsection, but it falls straight from your hip. I’d try to make it more A line in style.
Post # 6
Oh! But I did forget to mention that I LOVE your neckline. I think it looks fantastic.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC
I honestly think it looks nice on you and not cheap. I would personally maybe give it a small accessory.Possibly a bow, sash or even just pair it with a statement necklace?
Post # 8
With a crinoline, a good steaming, and a longline or corset bra, it will look AMAZING!
Post # 9
If you are unhappy with it, that matters way more than what a bunch of strangers say over the internet. (That also goes for if you’re happy with it, FWIW!)
If you do feel like you want to look for another dress: are you anywhere near an upcoming Brides Against Breast Cancer event? (www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.com)
You can get lovely, unique, and affordable dresses at their sales, and they have a lot bigger selection of non-sample-sized options. It’s a little limited in the sense that you have to work with what’s there, some of the gowns have already been altered, etc., but since you would be looking at buying off-the-rack anyhow, that’s kind of a non-issue. Also, while some of their gowns are pre-owned, many of them are also brand new (donations from designers and bridal shops). If there will be an event near you in the next couple of months, I’d say go check them out, you have nothing to lose! You may even be able to do something where you give them your first dress in exchange for credit towards a different one – who knows?
Post # 10
This. OP, this dress has so much potential, it just needs the fullness on the bottom that it would get from a crinoline. No alterations required. You’re going to look beautiful!
Post # 11
I think all you need is a good bra and some crinoline. It’s beautiful! I had dress regret for a little while too, but I’m back to loving my dress. I made a couple of modifications and got a really supportive bra (which made all the difference in the world). I think you should stick with this one. It really looks great on you!
Post # 12
I love it – but I do agree with @ohmybears48
about making the bottom a bit puffier.
Post # 13
I agree with everything you said. I think then the dress will be stunning, I also LOVE the neckline. Beautiful.
Post # 14
I LOVE the top half of you dress as-is. The cut of the neckline is perfect for you and the mid-section is SUPER flattering. I absolutely agree with PPs – it’s really an undergarment issue that I think you’re seeing! Get an A-line crinoline, a good bra, and Spanx if you feel like you want/need them.
I am a firm believer that crinolines, long line bras and Spanx (or similar products) were my BFF. I was a plus-size bride and wore all of those things and I felt damn hot on my wedding day. 🙂 I had a well-defined waist and shape under my dress and it was great.
Post # 15
It looks really good on you. I am also a plus size bride and also have a dropped waist, similar shaped dress to yours. It’s so flattering! The straps you’ll be thankful for on the day of when you don’t have to worry about “the girls” making a bit too much of an accidental appearance lol. I had straps added to my dress because I felt like I was pulingl my dress up all the time. I would not add anything to the dress it’s beautiful as it is and it does not look cheap at all, I would put a hoopskirt underneath, I found it more comfortable than a crinoline and it made walking in the dress a lot easier and do a nice necklace and bracelet.
Post # 16
@Ms.Hummus: It does not look cheap! It looks very nice on you!!!
Like PP said add some crinoline and you will be good to go!!