(Closed) Size 12-18 Brides, I want to see your wedding dress!

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 121
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

DI’d anyone else in this size range not think of themselves as full-figured?

 

Post # 122
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

sunfl0wergirl:  im in looooove with your dress, what designer is it?

Post # 123
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

chellybean:  It’s davids bridal… I’m actually selling it right now with the slip and veil included. We were planning a church wedding where it would be more appropriate, but decided to instead throw caution into the wind and go get married in the mountains (about 1/4mi hike) so it’s no longer …appropriate. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 124
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Here is mine! I’m a street size 14/16 I think my dress was a 16 or 18, but it’s too big and being taken in right now (this is not my veil):

Post # 125
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Busy bee

street size 10/12 wedding dress size 16. the dress i tried on was a 20, so it was a little big. super excited to find a flattering cut!

Post # 126
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

kbeth93:  Sorry!  I’m just seeing this.  Thank you so much!  It is the Allure “Madison James” line–this one is style MJ106. I’m so excited to wear it in a little over 2 weeks!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 127
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Street size 14, dress size 16w. It’s currently being taken in at the hips and waist… I can’t wait to try it on after alterations!

Post # 129
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

starcitylady:  Beautiful dress! What is the style number? Was this at DB?

Post # 130
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Worker bee

Street size 18, dress size 20. In love!

Post # 131
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

 

I’m a street size 16 (australian) but the dress was 18. (This is my tiny mother )

Post # 132
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m between a 12 and an 18 depending on what it is I am trying to wear, and the last time I went to Davids to get a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, they put me in an 18.  So when I went wedding dress shopping two Saturdays back, I told them I must be an 18 (since the scale ain’t movin’ O_o), and tha’t what the consultant pulled.  My main concern was fitting it into a suitcase and then being able to “fluff” it back out, so I tried a little of everything (I was trying to look in a side mirror, and look pretty derpy in a lot of these):

 

 

The last one above was my first pick before getting the to DB.  After a couple of dresses, she said it looked like I was actaully a 16 (yay for a happy surprise) and after trying this dress in an 18, and then the 16 which fit just fine, I picked this one for our destination beach wedding:

 

Some ladies seem sad they were classified as “full figured/plus sized” upon dress shopping.  Please don’t – it’s just a number.  I went in telling myself not to worry about the size number, because:

A) formal wear does not fit like day wear, and they seem to purposfully make one size bigger or the other smaller.  I was happy to be a 16 instead of an 18, anyway, because really, who wouldn’t be?  I called ahead and asked if they had sample dresses in my size range, and they said yes, so at least I knew there’d be soemthing to try on, even if it didn’t fit in the back.

B) I am the size I am, and I am working on being healthier, but at 38, working full time and freelancing part time, losing weight is kinda hard.  Mostly I want to lose the double chin and arms – it’s not how I picture myself.  

I felt pretty in the last dress, feminine, and like I looked like a bride (and it should smoosh into a bag okay! ๐Ÿ™‚ ). 

Post # 133
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

The dress you picked looks beautiful on you!!! Great choice! It will be perfect for a beach wedding! Congrats!

Post # 134
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

disneybrat:  I love your dress, you look amazing it in. Can I ask who makes it???

Post # 136
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - The Burgundy Basin

I’m a jean size 10 but dress size 14 was ordered ๐Ÿ™‚

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