Post # 1
Hello! I got engaged a month ago and will be starting the dress hunt soon (yay!). Looking for examples of dresses (A-line? ballgown?) that flatter a size 12/14 hourglass-ish shape (I happen to be 5’5″, bra size 38C). Oh, and ones that are under $2000. (Or better, under $1000!) Can’t wait to see all of your beautiful pics! 🙂
Post # 3
My dress is above your price range. I am a street size 14/16 with a curvy shape. 36C on top and 14″ difference between my waist and hips.
Here’s my dress:
And on my wedding day:
And here are some other’s i tried on at pronovias that are under $2,000:
Post # 4
@Skoochabelle: Here is mine. It’s Maggie Sottero Primavera size 14 I think. I am a size 16/18 but losing weight to fit into her.
(The flash makes her look shinier than she is)
Good luck in your search.
Post # 5
I’m a street size 14, my dress is a 16.
Post # 6
I am now officially a street size 12 – at the time I tried on my dress (in the picture), I was a 14, although the dress is a 12. My waist is a LOT smaller than my huge hips!
Post # 7
I’m not quite a street size 12, but not totally far away. My pant size varies a lot, from 7-9 and some 12’s. My dress was a 14, though. I think A lines are great, corset backs, and (for me at least) drop waists.
Post # 8
I am more of a 10-12, but am a 36H, so pretty curvy.
Here is my dress!
Post # 9
not wearing the belt though- think it covered my waist:
Post # 10
I’m a street 12. I may have it altered to a strapless… I haven’t decided yet. I’m 5’2″ 165 and 36DD. Also, I’m not wearing a crinoline or spanx in this picture!
Post # 11
Howdy! Congrats on your engagement! Here are the picture from my last bridal salon visit:
San Patrick # 1
second san patrick:
allure without belt:
allure with belt:
and finally, My dress
Post # 12
Loving this thread and seeing real dresses on real brides my own size – keep ’em coming, ladies!
Post # 13
here is a couple that I tried on. All within your budget. I am a street size 14-16
Post # 14
WOW – you look amazing! Did you choose one of those three!? I love the 2nd one. And your smile! All my pics from the bridal salon my face looks like a goofball, haha.
Post # 15
Thank you so much! yes I went with the second one!
Post # 16
Gorgeous dresses ladies. I think deep V’s with thick straps a very flattering on bigger busts if you can’t carry off the strapless look. I am a 12-14 and personally hate the little bit of under arm fat I get from strapless. I also love sweetheart necks and round necks, all with thick straps. For thicker upper arms, I love love love three quarter length lave sleeves….so classic. And….what else…I think if you have a short torso or not much waist Alines are flattering. Coming in just under the bust and then gradually tapering out. If you are an hour glass shape with a small waist in contrast to bust and hips straight dresses or fishtai;s are gorgeous.