(Closed) Plus sized and dreaming of Maggie Sottero

posted 12 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am about your size and I was so worried that a big dress with pick ups would look horrible on me. After going to many stores and barely trying on dresses, I found a store that had a dress near my size with pick ups. Seriously it looked amazing on me. The big dress with pickups really made me look like i had an awesome hourglass figure. However, my dress has diagnol rouching witch was very flattering. When it came last week and I tried it on in my real size it looked even better.

You and I have very similar body shapes. Here is my dress to give you an example.

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Post # 18
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67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am about your size and I was so worried that a big dress with pick ups would look horrible on me. After going to many stores and barely trying on dresses, I found a store that had a dress near my size with pick ups. Seriously it looked amazing on me. The big dress with pickups really made me look like i had an awesome hourglass figure. However, my dress has diagnol rouching witch was very flattering. When it came last week and I tried it on in my real size it looked even better.

You and I have very similar body shapes. Here is my dress to give you an example.

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Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

that gown is gorgeous!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

first of all, that dress is beautiful.  like everyone else said, corsets are wonderful.  i am a maggie bride too (anniston).  i didn’t get a chance to try on my dress.  but i know i made the right decision.  i would tell any plus size bride to get a corset.  it sucks everything in and enhances our curvy figures.  🙂

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think this would be incredibly flattering on you. I am concerned about the horizontal ruching though. I feel like sometimes that makes me look fuller than I want to. I’d go for something similar but with diagonal ruching. Also the corset top will be totally helpful as long as you don’t feel like you are being stuffed into it or cannot breath.

For the most part though I think this dress may work well for you. I’m totally concerned about the same thing and am so nervous about shopping for dresses. 

Post # 24
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Wannabee

I am size 26 and I tried on a Maggie “30” that was corset back and could barely get it on. 

 

Just food for thought

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The brielle is gorgeous but I would be concerned about the chest region on that dress.  As a busty girl myself, I know that that dress probably wouldn’t work for me.  That dress really would divide your boobs from your rib cage with how it is designed.  I think it would accentuate your boobs, which probably isn’t the look you are going for.  Also, it looks rather low and I would think that boobs might stick out of the top.  

Anyways, I just tried on a lot of dresses like this and it was a common problem.  I think the second dress you listed would be better since there isn’t such a division between chest and rib regions.

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

maybe if you add some sleeves.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@XxMyXxDecemberXx:  Oh no, that is one of the least flattering bust areas I’ve seen on a wedding dress!  It just cuts mid-boob…and I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be under her boob.  So much potential, and a great color for that bride’s skin, but she should smack her tailor!  I’ve seen plus-sized ladies look great in Maggies, but that one is…off.  OP, if you’re letting that pic influence your decision to go with a Maggie Sottero dress, I wouldn’t let it!  However, I do think that gown, with its very full pick-up skirt, which imo makes everyone look larger than they really are, and the horizontal ruching, might not be the most flattering.  I think the second dress you posted, with the full but sleeker skirt, has the potential to be a lot more flattering.  Can you see it in person (even if it’s not your size)?

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the Alyssa would be better than the first dress.  While I think the first dress is beautiful, I think it would be “too much” dress.  I was surprised when I tried on dresses how the full pick up skirts were just not good on me. They added more bulk.   The sweetheart neckline and side rouching were very flattering on me, and that is what I ended up getting (although it was not Maggie, but Blue by Enzoani).   I would recommend visiting a David’s Bridal to try on different style dresses in your size.  You’ll see what you like best on you and then can look for a maggie dress that has those attributes. 

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m a bigger girl (tried on a Maggie (Lillian) in size 20) and the corsets really are incredible. I have lots of trouble around my tummy & am super self conscious about my back. The dress I tried on was stunning, super quality and really gave me a waist. I haven’t purchased yet (still want to try on a few more styles) but wow.. I was impressed.

Plus, you’re beautiful – and I think you’ll rock any dress you try!

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think before you order any dress blindly again, you should try on dresses at Davids or wherever that have similar styles.  If horizontal gathers with pick ups doesn’t look good from one designer, it probably won’t work on your body in a Maggie either. 

 

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