(Closed) trying dresses on for the first time

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

i think you will look beautiful in most anything … but how about something like this – maggie Sottero chantilly

or shanna

Large View of the Shanna Bridal Gown


Post # 5
4431 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Carolinejane:  I love that my collarbones show.  But because of your past, I can see your issues and reasoning for them. 

I think the 1st picture would be great on you, or even a high neck bolero on any other type of dress you like if it happens to be strapless.

Do you have any pictures of you or pics of dresses you love? 



Post # 6
9674 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

@Carolinejane:  i understand how you feel, i have heaps of body hangups too, although at the moment i am overweight, not under, but i found this dress online that i wanted to try on. i hate trying on clothes cos i see myself in the mirror and hate my body, but when i tried on a wedding dress for the first time, i actually felt beautiful. so just find some you want to try on, and i am sure you will look great 🙂

Post # 7
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Carolinejane:  we are all our worst critics.  im sure you will look great in a lot of dresses.  all you can do is go out there and try on and see for yourself how you look/feel.  it wont be easy, but the end result will be worth it.

Post # 8
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am the same body shape as you. I haven’t ever suffered from anything like you have, but I sort of understand what you mean about not knowing what to go for. Someone once told me this: remember that most designers use tall, skinny girls with boyish frames to show off their clothes. Why? Because you can pull almost anything off. It’s just one of the pros of having a skinny body. So I would try and just try a huge variety of styles and fabrics and shapes. Try on things you don’t even like off the hanger. Wear some comfortable clothes that are easy to change in/out of, and underwear that you don’t mind people seeing! Honestly, you’ll have SO much fun, if you try and relax and enjoy yourself. It’s like dressing up in fancy dress and that first time you see yourself in a bridal gown will be soo strange! I hope you have a lovely time!

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