(Closed) Show me you in your mermaid style dress

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My sister-in-law is plus size and she looked good in her dress.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What I have read about mermaid style dresses is that it is more about having good bust-waist-hip proportions than it is about actual size. If you are plus size, but your overall shape is hourglass, then they should still look great. Mermaids tend to be most unflattering for pear shaped (bigger hips and small bust) or apple shaped (carrying weight around the middle/waist) women.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ladies!

I am 5’7 and am a street size 16/18 (even 20, depending on what brand I’m wearing). My gown is going to be ordered as a 22 ( I think, I haven’t decided yet-I have until Sept. to decide and put it in production!)

I LOVE my mermaid style Mori Lee Julietta gown. I have tonnnns of curves and usually try to hide them but not in this dress! I absolutely love the way mermaids hug the curves. If you have ’em , flaunt ’em! 

I am a little weary about my tummy area, but I’ve tried on a Spanx and it makes it disappear.

I also don’t have really proportional boobs-they’re quite small for my size. I’m just going to ask to get more padding put in the bust.

The bottom line is, it’s your wedding day. YOUR day. You can wear ANY type of gown, as long as it’s what you want and love and feel good in. And remember, dresses can be altered to fit you how ever way you want. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Thanks, gals! The Julietta’s are phenom! 

Post # 10
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Wannabee

LOVE this post!
I used to not like the mermaid gowns. . .I didn’t get the appeal.  But while planning my wedding I saw so many were just *perfect* for the bride that wore them. I LOVE THEM! So gorgeous! I ordered mine online, it fits me perfectly, and almost the same with the original picture, 

me in it:

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I carry my weight around the middle but a dress with a good corset in it will fix all of that. For example, here is me in Maggie Sottero’s Charisse 

You can’t tell because of the corset in the dress, but I am actually a good 30-40 lbs overweight and most of that is in my tummy. If you carry your weight in your tummy go for a corset back and some rouching. It does WONDERS!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think mine is more of a trumpet style but I think lots of mermaid dresses look better on curvy women. I am a street size 24 and this is me in my dress. This is before alterations so it’s a little loose.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

this is the sample and the bottom is a bit flat – it will poof out more.   I never wear form-fitting styles, but my consultant asked me to try it and it really did make me feel less self-conscious about my arms

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Street size 16. Dress was 18.. altered in chest and hips.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@AdriannaJean:  Stunning! You and I have very similar body shapes. I wasn’t confident enough to go for a fitted style but you look amazing!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AdriannaJean:  Dress looks awesome on you. I have seen the mermaids style on some brides and they are drawing attention to the wrong areas. I think mermaids are for brides who have a hourglass figures that includes us plus size women

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