(Closed) Plus size dress shopping – my first time, need encouragement

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

*hugs*

I’m not doing a traditional dress at all! (gray dress purple shoes, etc) and fortunately for me I’ve had nothing but support from everyone! That said, I was prepared for the skepticism and disdain and had created a little mentality for that (if it happened)

 

This is what I prepared to say:

Your fiance (her son) is marrying you, not her.  He likes your quirky style and unique personality, that is why he is in love with you and wants to be your husband.  While you appreciate her opinion you want to stay true to yourself and the person her son fell in love with and she did such a great job raising him to be a great man and therefore is an open minded man that would hate to stifle your creativity.

Then ask her for an opinion on something you are ok with her changes (linens, flowers, etc)

*hugs* I kill the guilt trips with kindness and words πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Jean, I think you look lovely!

If short is what your heart desires, go short!

I wound up buying a convertible dress (short and long!).

As long as you’re happy, that’s what matters. You want to feel cute and beautiful on your big day and if it’s a short dress that does that then go for it!

PS. I think you’d look amazing in that Dolly Couture dress. I looove Dolly’s dresses.

Post # 7
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I found that sweetheart cuts and scalloped tops are really flattering on all sizes. Who cares what everyone else thinks! It’s your dress and your day. I am wearing Uggs under my dress and I don’t care what anyone else thinks about that. I like your short dress it is very fun and pretty. Now a days wedding dresses are fun and meant to be dressed up! I say go with what you like it’s you day!

Post # 8
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967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hey girl! I know how you’re feeling. I think the dress looks super cute on you, and I really don’t even consider it “short”! It’s ankle length! The other girls are right on.. It’s YOUR day, so you need to wear what makes YOU happy! Did you try anything with a corset?  I loved what that did for my shape πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I love that dress. Do you know the style number?

The Beverlywood is THE dress that I would pick if I could have anything!!

Post # 10
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1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Girl!! You look great in that dress! It is YOUR day…and you don’t get many of those in your lifetime so might as well get EXACTLY what you want!!! I am wearing a shorter dress too, and I love it!!! Oh and I love Dolly Couture dresses too!! They are awesome!

Post # 11
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

That Dolly Couture one is stunning! I really think you should go with your instinct. I’m all about compromising for family in some situations, but in this case it’s what makes you feel most beautiful that counts!

Post # 12
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

the dolly dress is stunning and im loving the tea lenghts – they are super stylish

 

Post # 13
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552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Jean that Dolly dress is HOT I hope you end up with it!  I can just see you in some sleek pin up curls and red lipstick!

Post # 14
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You MUST go with the Beverlywood dress by Dolly!! It will look amazing on you with the birdcage veil and cute shoes. Your Future Mother-In-Law will just have to deal. She has had her chance to plan a wedding, wear a dress (I assume) so her turn is over and it is your turn to have the look of your dreams!

I would just cease any wedding-dress discussion, and if she brings it up, tell her you want the final decision to be a surprise!!

Post # 16
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

You look beautiful in that dress! The one you want to order looks like it will be great for your shape. Go with your gut! The happiness and confidence you feel in the dress YOU want will overpower any negativity your Future Mother-In-Law will try to throw at you. Congrats! πŸ™‚

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