(Closed) Plus Sized outfits for engagement photos!

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and doesn’t cling where you don’t want it to. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Sunshine1011:  I’ve been stressing about the same thing too, and you and I are the same height and dress size… only my FI is 6’0 and like 195. I suggest going out and finding something cute. It’s worth feeling good about yourself. I’ve been tempted to order something online but I think it’s a better idea to make a trip to the mall.

There are tons of cute places for cute dresses. Forever 21 is one of my favorites (and it’s pretty cheap). Try to distract from your insecurities. For instance, I hate my arms, so I plan on wearing a cute cardigan over a belted dress. 

This is your time to feel pretty as a peach (: Good luck! 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Wear something that actually highlights your shape and plays up your best features. Loose fitting is NOT the way to go for photos. You’ll end up looking like a blob. (This is said from personal experience). Also, photo test any outfit that you are considering so that you have a good idea of how it photographs. It might be a cute skirt, but maybe the pattern turns out to be too busy and distracting on film. Figure that out BEFORE your e-photos, otherwise you may end up regretting your choices once you get your pictures back from the photog. And at the same time, don’t wear something that doesn’t feel like you. If you never wear dresses, your e-photos are not the time to try out a brand new look. If you love the way a v-neck looks on you and your closet is filled with them, then wear one.

I wore all dresses for our photos because it was summer, ballz hot, and I pretty much live in dresses in hot weather. I shopped my closet, figured out what I wanted to wear, and then shopped Mr. LK’s closet to come up with coordinating outfits for him (not that he listened, but whatever). There was a 3rd outfit, but I hated all of those photos. The dress was too loose and flowy, creating the blob effect mentioned above. And Mr. LK, not following my plan, wore a white shirt that blended with my white shrug, only furthering the blob effect.

Post # 7
Hostess
4353 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park

As PPof stated, wear something that makes YOU comfort ble.

Something like this is super comfy and cozy and cute. http://www.polyvore.com/cozy_goes_country/set?id=58278668

When we got ours done, it was during a family photo shoot, so we were both in jeans and black shirts, which is fine for the most part, but it’s not something I would have chosen for myself.

 

This one is very relaxing and comfy as well. The onl thing is I would try to stay away from patterened shirts, they can look too busy. http://www.polyvore.com/plus_size_fashion/set?id=38279263

 

Post # 9
Hostess
4353 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park

@Sunshine1011:  Sounds great! They have some great outfits at Lane Bryant, if you’re looking for something new!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My advice: take some pictures of your outfit before the photo shoot! 

I wore a jersey dress that looked great standing in front of the mirror, but in the photos – oy, unflattering! It showed every lump and bump and looked absolutely terrible in certain positions. Like sitting down. Which meant that out of 150 photos, I really only liked about three. So whatever you pick, take some pictures of yourself in it and in different positions – sitting, standing, from behind and so on. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here are a photo of what I wore

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lovekiss:  I just wanted to say, thank you for giving realistic advice. It’s difficult to get any sometimes. We are all beautiful but that doesn’t mean we can’t placate our insecurities.

Post # 13
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484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@KatieBklyn:  I second this advice.  I had a dress that I thought would be so cute in photos… took some pictures beforehand and not wearing it now!  I did find a dress looked better on me in my tester photos than I thought it would.  So it’s definitely worth doing!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I found dark, somewhat form fitting clothes to be best for me. I had two outfits – one was a teal skirt with a black lace peplum top and then “skinny” jeans and a black form fitting faux wrap sweater

 

I hate how you can’t edit on this site or I would put a link up…. so PM if you want to see them (I’m 5’2″ and a 14/16 as well)

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