(Closed) Plus size bride wondering if this really is "the dress"

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Katchin:  Throw up a pic, I’m sure it’s lovely. I have several threads on the board about being a plus size bride. It’s difficult, but please just remember that plus size and pretty are not mutually exclusive!

I didn’t have the dress feeling either – because I didn’t even try on my dress! It was a size 10, and I wasn’t getting my big old butt into that. 

Post # 6
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think the dress is lovely! It is hard to say it looks ‘perfect’ be cause obviously it doesn’t fit right, but the dress is beautiful and I’m sure the right size will look amazing on you! It’s so floaty and princessy!

Post # 7
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I usually don’t post about dresses but I really think that looks AMAZING on you!!  I was a plus size bride too so I never had the feeling about my dress either.  But I ended up feeling beautiful on my wedding day.

Post # 8
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Your dress is very pretty. I love lace but lace didn’t love me lol.


Post # 9
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

OMG it’s beautiful! Such pretty detailing 🙂

Post # 10
844 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I reallllllly reallllllly love the dress!  gorgeous! 

In my opinion and my experience, which you can take it or leave it, the straps/sleeves, while it’s a good idea in theory, especially when you’re self conscious, I think your dress would look much better without them. 

Also, that dress is too big girl!  if it doesn’t have a corset, consider putting one in.  The more fitted it is in the top, the slimmer you will look and feel. 

Very pretty though! 

Post # 11
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i’m also a plus sized bride. i didn’t have the feeling that you see on ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ when I bought my dress, but my husband insisted it was perfect and that he could see in his head how the real one would fit. he was right. when MY dress came in and it fit perfectly…. it was amazing. i was speechless and couldn’t stop smiling. i wanted to stand in front of the mirror forever.

i think when you get it fitted correctly, it will help.

Post # 12
3290 posts
Sugar bee

Honestly, I think the “moment” is totally over rated. The dress is beautiful, and will be the dress you marry your Fiance in, that is what makes the “moment”, IMO.

Like men, I don’t think there is just one dress that you can be happy with.  You could get married in any number of dresses and be just as happy.

Just as if you and your Fiance hadn’t have met, it wouldn’t mean that you were doomed to a life of spinsterhood.  There would have been another guy come along who you also fell in love with and married and couldn’t picture yourself without.


Post # 13
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like it, I think it looks great!

If you dont like the way you look right now, you wont be “happy” in anything, The dress looks beautiful… rest assured on that fact! I am plus sized and dont like how I look, Im dieting and excersizing and having lost 2 stone, want to lose another 2 before June 29th (day after your wedding :-)) though I did find one dress I felt stunning in at this size and thats Pronovious benicarlo, though I bought a similar dress that I havent tried on (fingers crossed)

How do you feel over loads of positive compliments? any better? because then you can work out if your mum is right?

Post # 14
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wow that’s a beautiful dress and it looks great on you!! 🙂

Post # 15
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree about the straps, I think the dress is better without! (im not a wide strap fan)

I love halterneck though

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