(Closed) Two brides dress drama….help me!!!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
324 posts
Helper bee

I don’t have a certain dress or style in mind for you but think it would help if you would just go and try some different styles. I’m sure the consultant can help you find the perfect dress. Look through the internet for dresses/styles you like, think about what you want to look like on your wedding day (fun, formal, elegant, chic etc) 

Keep us updated which dress is going to make it!!!!


Post # 3
324 posts
Helper bee

My post isn’t really helpful, is it? 

Post # 4
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

carlsolindsay:  What is your style? That should be the starting point.

Post # 5
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

carlsolindsay:  Well, do you want to match your bride or do you want to be unique?

Do you want to match the theme or does that matter? 

I think your best bet is to try on a few shapes and styles to find what flatters your body. After you find a flattering shape you can choose style/color/price/ect. 🙂 

Post # 7
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

What about a dress like this!!! It’s sooo fLowy. It’s  cecelia dress by wtoo . 


Post # 9
581 posts
Busy bee


Definitely own your size and you don’t need to “match”.

If you like retro-looks, and would consider a short dress- you could look into Dolly Couture. They have a lot of pictures of plus-sized brides on their facebook page.

Post # 11
70 posts
Worker bee

I wouldn’t worry about having the same type of fabric or matching completely, but I’m not sure I’d reccomend a short dress either. A longer dress will make you look more long and lean and won’t cut you off at a potentially awkward spot- You should try on a couple though to see how you feel in them.

This dress has a sort of retro feel and even though it’s chiffon and not as structured a fabric, it has rouching and a side detail that are reminicent of your partner’s dress and would be very flattering on your figure.


This one has the single shoulder detail and more structured fabric without being too matchy matchy with your bride.


Just take a deep breath and keep trying more styles on. Once you step into something that feels comfortable and “you”, things will start to fall into place.

Post # 12
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

OP – I say own what you got and embrace who you are! You will look beautiful on your special day and I’m sure your happiness will make you look even more radiant. Look for a dress that makes you feel like yourself and says something about your personaliTy. 

Post # 13
3239 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

You definitely have some good pluses to your figure: full curves that can be turned into great cleavage – you won’t have to try and ‘invent’ that with padding or pushups. You can definitely use that to draw eyes away from spots you are concerned with. Your legs are proportionally quite slender, so that shorter dress length can help show off those knock’em dead legs.

The hard bits: you can appear very top-heavy, and extra pounds tend to make you look shorter and heavier than you actually are because of that. 


According to an awesome book I have, gals who are inverted triangles and are medium tall are best suited when wearing a-line dresses with pleated skirts, gored skirts, or semi circle skirts that taper or flow over your hips to add subtle volume there. Dresses with thick straps in proportion to your shoulders will help balance them with your hips. If you go the sleeve route, three-quarter length will draw attention to the thinnest part of your arms and your thinner-than-top waist.

I would try to avoid off-the-shoulder and strapless – those will draw a horizontal line over your thickest part and make it se thicker. Over-one-shoulder or high necked collars may make you appear to have a uniboob.

you would be a perfect candidate for a peplum dress, or a  thick strapped halter dress with a full 1950’s skirt that flares out with a big petticoat and   Ends around knee length. If you have a very slight  vneck you will be able to draw eyes centre without being too out-on-display. 

I love Dolly Couture dresses, have you checked them out? She can put long sleeves on most if not all of her designs that don’t come with them standard. Modcloth also has a super cute dress called “aisle be there in Lily” you might love. One of the bees posted wedding pictures of her in that dress not too long ago – I think her username is futuredratkins or something like that. 

Good luck with finding a dress, and congratulations! 

Post # 15
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

carlsolindsay:  definitely own your body!  you’ll look great in whatever you choose!

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