(Closed) Plus sized worries…

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
4933 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not exactly a plus size, but I worried about the same thing when I tried on/ ordered my dress. It’s also a mermaid style, no rouching. I found that the between the corset and the support from the fabric I didn’t look like my belly was out at all. I might try some other undergarments when my real dress arrives just to see. I found most dresses I tried on were really constructed to hold things in, if that makes sense. ^-^ FTR your dress is super cute and sparkly <3

Post # 4
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Im an 18/20 wearing a lace trumpet that also doesn’t hide anything. I also did not get to try my dress on before ordering it. I love it so much! Spanx makes a world of difference, and I’ll be wearing a steel boned corset instead of a bustier. Plastic just doesn’t hold the girls up. It’s natural to worry, but there’s no point to it. Just keep in mind that the proper undergarments can make a huge difference, and that your dress won’t be fitted to you once it comes in. A corset back will help a lot!

Without Spanx and with a crappy plastic boned 2 sizes too small in the cup bustier (went in to try on veils but the shop girl insisted I put on my dress though I wasn’t prepared that day)


With Spanx and a steel boned bustier that fits me (not the corset though, that’s in the mail)

Post # 5
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@michiru4ever:  Ahhhhh-maaaze- innng difference.

Good foundation garments are a MUST for a plus sized woman ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think that your dress is beautiful and the fact that it is beaded should help address your concerns.  Mine had a beaded bodice as well. 

Post # 8
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it depends on how you carry your weight.

Post # 9
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@vmec:  That is true. I am very similar to OP in stats. I’m a size 16 street and 5’7″. I ordered a custom mermaid gown with a corset back. So if I lose weight before the wedding or (God forbid!) gain any, I will still be okay. ๐Ÿ™‚ And OP, if you are scared of lmps and bumps, don’t worry. There are soooo many options for that. Search any of your local department stores for shapewear.

Post # 11
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@MrsTwister:  You have a rockin’ figure!  I’m sure your Fiance loves your curves!  My only suggestion is for you to work on toning up your so-called “problem zones”.  You have plenty of time, ya know!?  BTW, that gown is spectacular!

Post # 12
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@melisslp:  I totally agree..My Fiance loves the curves but I want to look my best so I started working out those areas that umm ..are cushiony..LOL

Post # 13
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m a size 16 street the wore a fitted dress. I lost a couple of kgs , nothing major, wore some spanx and had a fantastic photographer ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

No rouching in my dress either, although I think the sash definitely helped with my confidence levels

Post # 16
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@michiru4ever:  Beautiful! Where did you get the corset?

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