(Closed) That dress would look good on someone five sizes smaller…

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@ZebraPrintMe:  WHAT!

WHAT!

That makes me so mad!

First of all: How could you EVER say that to YOUR BABY?

Secondly: There are a bunch of Bees on here with that dress, and none of them are ultra teensy tinsy.

Thirdly: Sweetheart necklines and full a-line dresss are supposed the be the most flattering dress features for a plus-sized bride!

Post # 18
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398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@ZebraPrintMe:  I had a sales lady tell me that the type of dress I wanted would only make me look fatter and 4 sizes larger. I wanted a sheath/column and left that store to go somewhere else. I had everyone try to have me put in different styles because they thought those were best. I love my body and proud, US size 14, I have a small waist but my hips are huge and I have to wear a US size 18. I actually feel smaller and more confident in the sheath than any other style. Just keep brushing it off because you will look amazing in anything, confidence can really change how you look in a dress. You loving a dress is all that matters and the more you love it and rock it the better it will look. A seamstress can help the dress compliment your body but only you can make it look absolutely amazing by loving the body you have.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

that’s horrible that your mom said that to you.  My mom usually does something similar to me; picks out things that will never EVER fit (like, size XS string bikinis for my DD boobs and curvy hips) and then makes comments like “oh I guess that would fit your sister better (a size 0 with teeny boobs who can absolutley pull that off). So, I hear you.  I’ve developed serious body image issues bc of it.  I’m saying- be SO proud of yourself! 28lbs is absolutely AMAZING! I know how hard that is! I am also saying, ditch what your mom has said, and go for your dress!! I am so sure you will glow in it!

Post # 20
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719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m sure your mother is a wonderful person, but she obviously knows nothing about dresses (and is pretty mean about your weight, even after you succeeded in losing some of it).

The bling on the waist and the design of the bodice will emphasize your hourglass figure. Hourglass is hourglass whether you’re a size 6 or 16. And girl, your boobs will look amazing in that sweetheart neckline! The skirt should also look great on full hips, and will only emphasize your waist more.

Try on the dress, I’m sure you’ll love it! Also, congrats on your weight loss; I wish I had your determination lol.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Congrats on the weight loss! Forget about what your mom said- she has no ides what she’s talking about. You will look fab in that dress- will absolutely be flattering on you! Post pics when you try it on:)

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@future_mrs_m:  You do not look plus size in your dress at all!! I had to double-read your post to make sure I read the plus size part properly!

Post # 23
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ZebraPrintMe:  I am all too familiar with this. My mother is the same way and likes to make little aside comments like that or pinch at my fat rolls when I’m sitting down (guess what ma, everyone has rolls when they sit down!). But to quote the famous philosopher Kevin Hart, “do you, boo.” If that is your dream dress then you go try it on. And trust your own opinion on it. Don’t let the mom voice in your head tell you it’s wrong. It might end up not being the right dress for you for a completely different reason, or it might be the perfect dress. You can’t let her dictate that for you.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m am so sorry your mother is being so mean!  It seriously boils my blood that so many mothers fat shame their daughters.  My daughter is curvey (US 16) and looks fabulous.  She wears all kinds of clothing and I would never dream of saying anything to deflate her confidence. 

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@little_d:  thank you (that made my day!) Smile

I definitely am plus size… that’s why I think ZebraPrintMe should try her fav dress on! Think it looks great with some curves

Post # 26
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462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@ZebraPrintMe:  With an hour glass figure that would look amazing, it highlights the tiny waist! Ignore your mother.

Post # 28
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2010 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@ZebraPrintMe:  Get thee to the bridal shop and try that beautiful frock on! Your mum is, with respect, talking utter nonsense. A size 16-18 (UK) girl will look great in it. But I would take the advice you’ve already been offered and be wary of ordering any dress that’s 4 sizes too small. You do have time to lose that weight but don’t give yourself too much pressure to do so.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@ZebraPrintMe:  Oh good grief, dont you dare listen to her! The nerve. Ugh. I’m sorry, but if my mom said that to me, I wouldnt be talking to her for a very long time. Also, sweetheart necklines are (I think) the MOST flattering on girls with a chest.

Post # 30
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160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@ZebraPrintMe:  She’s very wrong.. I’m a size 12+ US and have a semi-sweetheart neckline, and BIG poofy skirt 🙂 and I am going to look FABULOUS on our wedding day (in 10 days!!)

And let me stress, you are going to look fabulous in that dress! Go try it on! 

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Gee, way to be tactful, mom.  People can be so jerky about this sort of thing, and family can be the worst offenders.

 

You don’t know how the dress looks unless you try it on.  Maybe it’ll look awesome, maybe it won’t be flattering, you don’t know unless you try it!

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