Post # 16
I went with an a line so i won’t feel to restricted dancing and enjoying myself all day! The one i tried on was gold but the one i purchased was the ivory on the mannequin. I am a 16. The dress ordered was a 20. Good luck! Just try everything on, font limit yourself and you may be surprised.
Post # 17
Hi Bee! What style of dresses did you try on? I’m an 18/20 and wore a ballgown, I think if you find the right skirt it won’t look boxy at all. Or maybe if you want a fuller skirt without all the volume maybe an a-line? I think the first time trying on dresses is the hardest because you’re trying to figure out what type of dress looks best on you. Is there a bridal store near you that specializes in plus size, or even a Davids Bridal? That way you can try on dresses closer to your size. Good luck!
Post # 18
I am a big girl and sadly carry a lot of weight in my belly. I’m surprised I haven’t been asked the “when are you due” question. Anyway, I’m a size 22 and my dress hides it so well. It’s suppose to be a ballgown but I will be wearing it more as an alone.
Post # 19
I have a bit of a tummy too. When I first started dress shopping, there was a natural desire to pick something that hid everything. But surprise surprise! I went with a fit and flare. I didn’t see it coming, but the construction of the dress was great and defined my waist.
I would try on many different dress styles just to get a feel for things. You might be surprised! My runner up was a ball gown with a drop waist. I would definitely recommend trying something with a drop waist if you haven’t already.
Post # 20
I’m a tummy lady too, and was really concerned about it when I started trying on dresses. My dress is an a-line/ballgown. I wore it without the crinolines, so the skirt wasn’t so full. I thought it made me look like I have a waist that goes IN and not OUT for the first time in my life. This is because the bodice was tight to right below my ribcage, and then it flared out. I knew that under my dress, my body probably looked like an upside down muffin top, but nobody else could tell. The fullness of the skirt sort of disguised the parts that I thought were flaws.
Good luck to you as you search for your perfect dress! I lost some sleep over dress shopping, because of my body issues. I was pleasantly surprised by the experience and ended up feeling so confident and beautiful in my dress.
ETA: I just noticed pp’s post about fit and flare dresses – I almost ended up in one of those, because it was so well-constructed and really smoothed my lumps and bumps in the most lovely way. I was just afraid I’d be too hot in something that form-fitting for my late-August wedding.
Post # 21
Thanks y’all! Is this dress too plain?
Post # 22
Not too plain at all. I think it is gorgeous.
Post # 23
Post # 25
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
Size 16 here! I have lower tummy issues too and I wore this shapewear which was recommended by a plus sized blogger as the best for controlling lower tummy, and it totally smoothed me out!
Post # 26
I love that blush dress on you!!
Post # 27
this is mine.. i still need to have it altered to fit the boob part (bring it down to fit properly – its very big in that part) i am street size 16- ordered in size 20 i know how you feel i had difficulties too but don’t give up! you will find one that will make you feel amazing!
Post # 28
Here’s the ball gown that was my runner up choice
And here’s my dress!
Post # 30
- Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church
Oh LAWD. You are killing it in both those dresses! Is the second pic from your wedding day? Cause hair and makeup on fleek.