(Closed) Saying \"Meh\" To the plus size dress. Sample fitting poorly + Rush order!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?

    Go with the first dress - big poof and all.

    Order the right size of the second dress (Allure 2716) and hope for the best.

    Regroup and hit one more store today (by myself)

    Other?

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    squidface :  To be honest I think they both look really good on you! Pick what your heart wants, it sounds like you already know the answer!!

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Dress 1 does look better. Dress 2 – even if it was in your size, looks to have a more empire waist versus a natural waist. Have you looked to see what the second dress looks like on a model (where the wasit hits?) I think either a natrual waist, or dropped waist would be better than an empire waist. As far as the poof – some of the layers underneath can probably be removed.

    Have you tried more of a dropped waist? You may be surprised.

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016 - Presidio Log Cabin

    I think they both look great, but I personally love #1 a little bit more! You can’t go wrong though!

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    To me, Dress one is a better over-all shape.  Yes, it is probably the traditionally more attractive shape for your body.  HOWEVER…I’m a big fan (as a plus size lady) that you should wear what you are in love with.  You will be beautiful because you are beautiful and these are the people in the world who love you best.

    For me, something with sleeves would have suited my body most perfectly.  But I loved an a-line strapless ball gown.  So that’s what I wore, and I loved it and regret NOTHING. You’re lovely.  Don’t worry about what convention tells you.

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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I love those dresses! I personally think dress 1 looks better because of the natural waist. Dress 2 is definitely an empire waist which will cut right under your chest even in the correct size. If you’re worried about the poofyness of the first one you could see if they could remove some crinoline to make it less ballgown and more aline. Either way you will look beautiful! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee

    I voted for the first one. I love the colour and the bodice is gorgeous. If you don’t think you will feel completely happy with a poofy skirt then don’t do it, but for what it’s worth I think it looks awesome on you.

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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2017

    Love the first one! It just looks ‘richer’ and gives a great silhouette.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Dress 1 looks better because it is a slight drop waist dress while the Allure 2716 is a natural waist dress.  When you are a busty bride and want a ballgown or a-line dress it is better to look for a drop waist that is fitted to just below the waist or hips then flares out. So if you don’t quite care for the details of the first dress but like the silhouette then look at a dress like the Sophia Tolli Prinia.  Good luck on your search.

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    Is it possible to remove some of the tulle from the under side of the skirt of dress 1 so it isn’t so poofy? I agree that it is more flattering to your body but both are beautiful.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I agree with getting the first dress and having them remove some of the crinoline underneath. Either choice, you will look absolutely beautiful!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee

    Can you remove a layer of the skirt on the first dress and ask them to put a plain belt of cloth/ribbon on the waist instead of the beaded belt it comes with? If anything you could always cover the belt with a plain silk one to make it look more simple and more like the second dress in style

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    The lace detail on the first one is stunning! You could ask a seamstress and show your pictures and see what they can suggest – perhaps they can unpick the beading if you aren’t a fan (though I love it) and maybe replace it with a fabric sash? Or if you have a really good consultant they might be able to suggest some changes. But, you have to be happy. Are you sure you can’t keep looking? I’d want you to pick something you love, not feel rushed into picking.

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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - Chase Court

    I recognize the first dress…because I tried it on and almost bought it! It’s a Mori Lee. And I absolutely love it on you and think you should go for it. If you are worried about poof, as I was, you can take out some of the crinoline. This dress was in my final two, but I picked a different dress instead. 

    Morilee Bridal Embroidered Lace Bodice Edged with Beading on Tulle Wedding Dress

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - Chase Court

    Also, I can relate to this struggle as in the dress I ultimately purchased looked the best on my figure and was not necessarily one I would have chosen stylewise otherwise. I decided that the one that looked best on me was the best option and that was the right decision for me, but that’s something you need to decide for yourself. Good luck! 

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