(Closed) Real plus size brides in their dresses…Please Help

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Should I buy this dress?

    Yes

    No

  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016 - Magnolia House

    That looks like a beautiful dress! I am sure after you get it in your size it will be awesome. Is it an Aline? Those are usually flattering on everybody. I love the beading and details on the skirt too. It is a stunning dress and you will be a stunning bride! and FWIW I like it without the sleeves! I didn’t get any pictures of me in my dress but I went with a ballgown because it is so comfortable and I was self conscious of my belly and it made my waist look smaller. I will post pics as soon as it comes in.

    Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think it’ll look lovely on you, once its the proper size. I wouldnt put sleeves on it though. I just dont think they’d look right on it. 

    Also, I think a lot of times plus size women want to get sleeves because they’re self conscious of their arms, but sleeves actually end up bringing more attention to the arms, in my opinion. 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

    I think this dress is gorgeous! I second what the PP have said, in that sleeves often bring more attention to your arms–HOWEVER you haven’t said anything about trying to hide them! I think if you love sleeves go for it! I personally love long/3-4 sleeved dresses. I’ve uploaded a photo of me in my dress as well. It’s also an A-line ballgown and is flattering to my waist. I carry most of my weight in my hips, so this worked well! (sorry if it’s sideways)

     

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    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Beautiful dress! I think it’ll love just lovely on you! I would not get sleeves put on. I considered wearing a bolero to cover my arms, because I don’t really feel comfortable showing them. DH (then FI) told me that it’s like wearing a tshirt at the pool and just draws more attention and I am beautiful the way I am. You are beautiful the way you are. Embrace that!

    If you already put a downpayment you practically purchased it already. I say roll with it! It’s a beautiful dress.

    Here’s me in my dress on my wedding day, sans bolero. It was about a trillon degrees out, too, so I was really glad not to have that extra layer. Watters Fransisca. 

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    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    HOLLYLG23:  that dress is beautifullll. Once they get your size it will look amazing.

    Also, I agree with all the other ladies… No sleeves!

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee

    Wow, that dress is beautiful on you. Once you get the proper size I’m sure it will match you to a T. Enjoy the rest of your planning 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

     

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    HOLLYLG23:  YES! Once you have the correct size you will look stunning!

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    That first dress is BEAUTIFUL and I agree with everyone else that it will fit and look great once it’s altered to your body. I also love that second one and it doesn’t seem too much dress to me personally, but always go with what’s more comfortable to you. I really don’t think your dress needs sleeves, I would leave it as is. I think it would take a way from the gorgeous beading. I thought I wanted a lace sleeve dress but ended up in a strapless one! (which surprised me because I’m sooo self conscious about my arms) I’m a dress size 20/street size 16-18 

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    Post # 13
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    Helper bee

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    HOLLYLG23: we have about the same body shape… I ended up going with an A line dress. Other thing that looked good were dresses with touching in the mid section, dropped waist (but not too low) I personally don’t think you will end up liking the dress when it comes in your size. Try on a few more dresses before ordering. Have you tried Alfred Angelos? 

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook

    I agree with others, the dress will be gorgeous once it’s in your size.  I know it sucks buying a dresswithout being able to actually try it on,  but I’m sure it will be well worth the risk. The A-line cut and the beading are just gorgeoud

    As for the sleeves, I don’t think you need them with this dress, but If you will feel more confident in them, you should get them.  I posted a poll with my dress (that has sheer sleeves) and a strapless dress and most bees chose the strapless dress.  In my case I have a lot of loose skin on my arms that looks like cellulite and I just wanted a smoother appearance.  Yes, sleeves draw attention to your arms, but I would rather be completely confident.

    The type of sleeves do matter.  I tried on a dress just like the huge ballgown you posted (Alfred Angelo?) and the lace was so opaque that I looked like a linebacker.  The sheer sleeves on this dress were much more flattering and comfortable (though I still need alterations)

     

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

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    HOLLYLG23: Thank you! I’ve been doubting it a bit, so that’s nice to hear! It’s the Maggie Sottero Jayla. (From fall 2013!)

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