(Closed) Plus size? Show us your dress!

posted 11 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 467
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Here is my dress! It is 5940 from Justin Alexander’s 2011 Sweetheart collection. This is unaltered so imagine it a bit tighter around the curves. It wasn’t clipped and it’s a size too big.

 

 

Post # 468
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 
and the back plus side view..the side probably look different after this pic,since seamstress lifted more from front,,,as u can see in my previous post,where dress is hanging,,so the side will look more uplifted showing accordion pleates more,,,but i havent tried the dress on since last modification…so i guess is going to look even better,,what a change from the original dress adn my first fitting,,cannot recongnize anymore…

 

Post # 469
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Here is my maggie sottero Milana size 16 and I’m a street 16.

Post # 470
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

and here is after my cutom made bolero fitting,,and almost done dress…jsut under lining that u cannot see need shortening…i didnt have veil with me since is in italy,,but im planning to put a lace veil behind my head…not top,so it dont look too much…but i also have a tiara kind of band,,that i want wear,problem im afraid it would be too much,but it really looked good on my face..beside im planning to have veil just in church and some of outside photos..then i remove as soon as i get into reception,,,any advise?p.s i got a fluffier petty coat in italy that will make skirt rounder,,,this what i had lended was just to flat…

Post # 471
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

and from side now after second alteration,,pls dont mind my veil,,its just a piece of tulle i put only to see how it will look with my own veil,which unfortunatly could not try on with all outfit since i had to live it in italy months ago,,,i just changed my mind about make up..didnt see my self with the dark pink lips..(you can see in other photo posted from full fron) here i got close up after remove lipstic,,i like it more..i felt too much adn make me look older…i thought just lip gloss that have some colour…ideas?

Post # 472
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@katiaitalia:  You look very lovely!  I agree – a tinted gloss will be just the thing.  Love your dress – I’m a huge fan of pleats!  My dress actually has one panel of pleating that peeks out on the side, but you can’t see any detail in the only pic I have of it on me.

 

It’s David’s Bridal WG9859.  This was my second visit to DB after not falling in love with anything the first time around.  I’d tried on several other gowns and was starting to get discouraged, but asked the consultant if I could try on the only one I’d sort of liked from the first visit (Oleg Cassini CWG352 – gorgeous, but not quite right on me), as well as anything she thought might be good.  She came back with this and it just felt right.  She kept going off to take care of other things because the store was super-busy, so I sashayed around in it for about 15 minutes and didn’t want to take it off!  It’s so light and lovely and has gorgeous 3-D detailing!  I tried it on in Soft White, but planned to order in White.  When we got up to the counter, they realized it was a discontinued dress, so I bought this one off the rack and got a great deal.  My consultant said it ‘fit like a glove’, but it’s a bit snug I think (street size 18/20 and this is an 18).  I’ve got plenty of time to lose enough weight, though.

I’m so happy to find this thread!  I was *so* stressed about the dress – had myself convinced that it was going to be a huge depressing nightmare and everything was going to look horrible on me.  It makes my heart happy to see all you gorgeous girls in your gorgeous dresses!

Post # 473
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Blushing bee

Here’s mine!

Post # 474
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

this is my dress! its a Maggie Talese. It was the very first dress I tried on and I fell in love!

Post # 475
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Sugar bee

OMG you ladies are probably getting soooo sick of seeing my dress everywhere!

and the back!!

Size 18 from DB…This is also my veil and I have a flower piece for my reception!

Post # 476
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here is mine. It’s Maggie Sottero ‘Nora’. This is size 16, but they ordered me a 18

 

Post # 477
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Allure W225

 

Post # 478
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsTimmy:  I’m so glad you decided to please yourself instead of your family!  You absolutely GLOW in this dress!

Here’s me — I can’t tell you a designer or style name/number.  I bought it off the rack, and because she had to take the sides in 2″ on each side, the tag disappeared.  The receipt says it is an EnVogue, but must be from a few seasons back, because after an exhaustive search, I can find nothing on the interweb about it…

I’ve added a sash, and will be wearing a tiara and fingertip length veil with a blusher.  I may be over 40, but I didn’t get that fairy-tale wedding the first time around, so the theme for me is BLING! 🙂

Post # 479
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You guys all look so great, and you gave me so much hope that I could also look good and actually enjoy wearing a wedding dress in front of everybody!

I had bought this dress from David’s Bridal, and when I went in for my fitting this past weekend I felt so ugly in it, and like it was very unflattering. I decided to try on a few more, so scroll for more pictures.

I’m a street size 16-18 and these are all 16s (except the one that’s too big, that one is a 20).

Original dress:

So I tried on a few more, and here are my top three contenders. This first one is 2 sizes too big (yay?) so I’m doing my best to pull the back so you can see the waist definition.

Third option:

And here’s the last option (and currently my favorite):

Opinions? Either way, I just want to thank everyone for posting pictures and encouraging the rest of us!

Post # 480
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ppassarella:  wow that halter top last dress is super flattering!!! Love it!

Post # 481
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@thennic:  Love it.. that one is in the running for me… except I think I’m going to nix the bow and add a sparkly belt 🙂

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