(Closed) Plus Size Style Help

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 4
Member
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

HI Bamm! i cant answer to your questions but i really like both dresses… actually i REALLY LIKE the first one( maybe cause i love lace)

i feel like both dresses will fit just fine on your hips and breasts… it doesnt sound to me you are a full figured woman.. you are just tall…

just go dress shopping with no worries, and if the woman knows what she is doing than dont you worry!

good luck!

Post # 6
Member
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I absolutely LOVE the first dress!!!

 

I totally think it could work on your body type.  You know on What Not to Wear, how they are always saying that garments that cinch you right at your skinniest part (right below the boobs) are the most flattering?  I think that sash will be a big help! 

 

Also, when you meet with the wedding dress maker, you can show her the first dress that you love, and also talk to her about your body type concerns.  I bet she’ll know better than you or I what she may be able to do for you, so that you can have the best look for your body!  

 

I really feel like the first one is more you, and more the type of wedding you are going for, so I really hope you go for it! 🙂

Post # 7
Member
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi Bamm,

The first dress is pretty but absouletly love the second dress. I am full figured and big chested, what I have noticed looks best is the a-line look. I notice both dresses are aline but believe the lace dress comes in a little more at the hips. If you are trying to hide the hips and de-emphasize your chest the dress number 2 would be the best choice. I could imagine you would have more cleavege with dress #1 (unless thats what you want). Also, plus to dress #2 it has rusching from the middle to the side so it will make your mid section appear smaller and with the beading under the bust it will also take your waist in and give you the hour glass figure (if thats what you prefer). Also, you migh twant to think about doing a lace up back because it helps with making one look sliming. I hope this helps.

Post # 8
Member
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Since you said that you carry your weight in the waist/breast/hip area, the wrap look/cynching of the second dress would be super slimming on you.  Although if you’ve got a whole lot going on in the chest-area I’d stay away from a sweetheart neckline like #2 has.  A halter or a straigh-across-strapless would probably work well.  Also, remember,  a ball-gown is a ball-gown because of crinolin.  The less crinolin you have, the less it will look like a ball gown. 

Post # 9
Member
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like the first one so much better than the second.  It also sounds like it would fit your wedding better.  I don’t know a lot about dressing different sizes (can barely dress myself), but I have noticed that that wide v-neck top on the second tends to make a chest look really big, and not in a sexy way.  They’re both a-line, and you can specifically ask your dressmaker to have it flare out from the waist (at your smallest part) or hug the hips if you prefer.  And if you have enough time, it can always be altered after a first fitting.  The biggest thing is that you wear your dress with confidence;  it’s amazing how much more beautiful happy people look!  Another idea is to look at the clothes in your closet and see what the stuff that makes you feel amazing has in common, or buy two shirts, one wide v-neck, one deep narrow v-neck, and see what you think (oh, or just try some on without buying!). 

Post # 10
Member
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I actually think the key elements of what is flattering about these dresses is the same – both are a-line, both are v-neck, both have detailing at the empire waist. Dress 1 is a narrower a-line, which I think is really flattering because it doesn’t add bulk to your lower half and will look lovely on your tall frame. I do think the draping on dress 2 would be very flattering. Honestly, I really don’t think you can go wrong with either of these 🙂 If you love the first one, go for it! I do think the first dress will expose more cleavage as it is in the picture, but you can always ask the seamstress to have the point of the v be higher. 

Post # 12
Member
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yea! I’m glad it was a good experience! Can’t wait to see the final product – keep us posted.

The topic ‘Plus Size Style Help’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors