(Closed) Struggling with dresses! Wedding dress meltdown! Help please!

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 2
3728 posts
Sugar bee

Hey calm down!  There are a gazillion dresses out there.  You just haven’t yet found “the one”.  Some peole get it right in an instant and some peole take considerably longer (bit like findng the right bloke) but there is no need to panic because your options are not restircted.  You alreay have a sense of what you are looking for.  So enjoy the search!  Twenty down and ? to go!

Post # 3
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Try looking at A lines, since that seems to be mostly what you are posting. Also… I must have tried on 30 dresses before buying a dress based off a picture on a website that was exactly what I was dreaming of. Since I found that dress, I haven’t looked at another dress. 

You’ll find it. Sometimes it just takes time.

Post # 4
3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

That first dress is to die for, but all of them are beautiful. And similar. And ballgowns.


So how’s come you tink you don’t look good in a ballgow? That’s all that you’ve shown us!

Post # 5
47 posts

I think I’ve tried on upwards of 50 dresses.. still not sure if I’ve found my dress, but I have 2 favorites so I think I’m going to pick one.  I went to 2 different cities and went to almost every dress store in each, so I think I’m about out of options!  I did go from liking ballgowns (still think they look great on almost everyone but not really on me) to loving trumpet lace dresses.  I think you should keep trying on more, but spread out the shopping so it isn’t too overwhelming.

Post # 6
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

I promise when you find the dress you will know.  Don’t push away the other fabrics.  They may be just what you never knew you wanted.  Remember it’s all about the feeling first.  If you love how you feel in the gown your beauty will shine.   When I first tried on a wedding gown it was a ballgown.   Not a huge princess skirt but it was full.  I tried on a size 30 that wouldn’t even zip up my back.   I cried.  Not because it was a size 30 but because my shape was totally transformed.  I’m an apple shape and couldn’t believe I had a waist.  Just like you I didn’t want the heavy fabrics.  However, the heavier fabrics are what held me in better.  Fast forward to June of this year.  I had weight loss surgery and I tried on an A-line gown and cried some more.  I couldn’t  believe that I was now in a 22 that would probably be too big for my by my wedding.   Yet, I loved how I felt in my gown and purchased it.  Chances are it doesn’t even fit me now much less next April.  Yet, I loved how I felt in my satin A-line with a corset back.  

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