Plus size bride, need opinions on gown

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 61
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Buzzing Beekeeper

cbryns :  

I think this ‘..‘the second one looks kind of frumpy, like an old grandma dress. ” is a silly , inaccurate  (and  ageist ) remark . I do agree that is has rather a lot going on though, and tends,  because of that,  to add the appearance  of size to bust and the arms.

I think if you altered the sleeves to 3/4 or even elbow length   it would look a lot better however. And certainly no belt, it has quite enough detail already.

You look  great in both btw.
 

Post # 62
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Farm

cbryns :  I think you look great in both dresses.  The first is much more flattering; however, I like the style of the second one.

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: St. petersburg, FL

#1 all the way! The other bees have it totally right – that dress is GORGEOUS on you! 

Post # 64
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

cbryns :  strapless dress all the way

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Definitely the first dress! You look so beautiful in it!!

Post # 66
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Vineyard Lake

Both dresses are lovely, but you look amazing in dress #1!

Post # 67
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

cbryns :  The first one is so much more flattering.  I know a lot of women are self-conscious about their arms whether they need to be or not, but I think those sleeves draw far more attention to them than having no sleeves at all.  I’m not a fan of the trend of illusions with lace hovering by itself, though, it looks like a skin ailment to me.  You look gorgeous in the first dress and quite honestly your arms look absolutely fine – that’s all in your head.

Post # 68
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

First one all the way!!

I was also self conscious of my arms but when it came down to it decided to go with the dress I loved and I’ll never regret that! 

Nobodys looking at your arms, I know now that I never even glanced at friends arms during weddings. Honestly i wish I would’ve found that first dress when I was shopping for one a couple years ago.

Post # 69
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Newbee

Agree with a ball gown but not the ruffles. I would love to see something like #1 but without the busy bottom half. I love the belt with the cluster on the side and added a pop of color!  It doesn’t cut you into two like the other full bling belt did.

 I would like to see a ball gown on you with no belt also. Sweetheart neckline looks great on you! I wouldn’t deviate on that.

A veil will distract from your arms enough 🙂 Try a veil on with the strapless dresses you really like.

Post # 70
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Based in the updates I’m doubling down in #1- just gorgeous on you. I could never wear a skirt like that, am so jealous. It’s perfect on you. 

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