(Closed) Too heavy for a fitted dress (bit o' ranty)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Honestly… I want hips/curves SO bad. It always baffles me when people complain about/put down wide hips – to me that is the IDEAL, PERFECT SHAPE! Your proportions sound GORGEOUS and I would totally wanna show off my hot hourglass bod if I were you. 🙂 Your coworkers are crazy!

Post # 4
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think you need to just go try that style of dress on and go from there. Who cares what people say BEFORE u even try stuff on?


I’m confused though…you only want people to tell you that you WILL look good in things? I would want honesty from people. I guess not everybody can handle constructive criticism especially if isnt given in the right manner but still…

Post # 5
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@toelopeornottoelope:  I agree with this. I think that even at 150 you are not “fat.” Screw your coworkers and I hope they look like supermodels

Post # 6
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you have the type of body that you are describing than you should honestly have no problem with any dress or style. I would also suggest trying a fit and flare to show off your curves…

Post # 7
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Short of seeing a picture I would say you’re not stocky.  I think someone with curves like you could rock a dress like that.  You’ll see when you try it on!

I can’t believe your co-worker had the nerve to say those things out loud.

Post # 9
329 posts
Helper bee

that dress doesn’t look super fitted to me, and honestly, sometimes when something is slightly fitted it actually can be more flattering.  I dont think a ball gown makes someone look smaller lol.  I love your choice!

Post # 10
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Malvern Baptist church

The dress is BEAUTIFUL! The way I see it, is it’s your day, and you should wear whatever makes you feel beautiful. I WISH I was 150 lbs. Haha even being a larger woman, I would love to one day do a vow renewal with a more fitted dress cause I have alerady worn the full style dress. Do what makes you happy and don’t worry about pleasing anyone else 🙂

Post # 13
433 posts
Helper bee


If you post a picture of yourself it will be a lot easier to suggest what styles will look good.  It’s really hard to tell with just measurements.  I’m sure your friends were just trying to help. Most people don’t think of the most tactful ways to say something before they blurt it out.

Post # 14
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

It’s impossible to guess without seeing a picture, but generally, the more fitted dresses look best on girls with straighter, less curvy bodies, but every body is different and every woman has a different vision for what she wants to look like in her dress. It’s not about weight, though, it’s about proportions. If you are very hour-glass, a fitted dress will make you look even more hour-glass and at some point, a woman can look disproportionate because of that. I don’t know if you would, though, because I don’t know what you look like.

Post # 15
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You are not too heavy for a fitted dress! 


I have a similar waist/hip ratio. Rock your curves!

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