(Closed) Two dress weddings — dealing with different body types?

posted 6 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@hgwells:  I really like it when the brides have different dresses, because I think people’s dress choices reflect so much of their personality. What about finding some kind of detail that you both like – lace or ruffles or fabric or something else – and using that as the common point between your dresses?

(Also, you’ll *both* make beautiful brides, no matter what your shape!)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with PP! I would say the biggest thing you would need to “match” would be the color of the dresses. But I’m not a super fashionable person by any means, so maybe that’s not a big deal either? I think as long as you each get something that you love and feel confident in, you will look stunning! :]

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Like PP have said, the color should be the same so not to clash, but from there it’s game on! You will both be beautiful!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You are a size 8 and are probably stunning, most women only dream of being that size. So you when it comes to dresses that compliment each other they do not have to be the same at except if one wears ivory and wine wears white the ivory will look dirty. This is a plan you need to think about with dress shirts for tuxes too. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d give my left thigh to be a size 8!! Doesn’t really answer your questions but I just thought I’d let you know.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Color should be the same, but I think that having the same fabrics will help your dresses complement each other as well. Being a size 8 is a gift! Embrace it!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think dressing for your body shape is more important than coordination. When people where the exact right thing for their shape they always looks fabulous. To be at your most confident on the day, dress for your shape, and mayve use accessories to coordinate? By The Way, size 8 hourglass = the ideal body 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think you’ll feel more confident with a corset back. I know I did, and I’m a size 12. It really pulls you in and wedding dresses have so much structure that they kind of just form around you and kind of fill in your not so awesome spots (athough if you’re a size 8, I can’t imagine that you’d have many if any!) My dress is tafetta, but my runner up was satin. One of my friends – using that term loosely as she’s not someone I really talk to, just aquainted with from high school – actually wore that dress and I think she looked amazing in it. I would guess that she’s a size 10 or 12. Here’s a picture with her head chopped off 🙂

Also, I think your fabrics wouldn’t have to be the same if say one was a plane taffeta and one was a lace, or something where they don’t contrast, but instead complement each other. They don’t have to be matchy matchy (at least, I don’t think they do) but something that reflects the two of you.

I wouldn’t stress about this too much until you go try on a few dresses and just get a feel for it. I found out I liked some dresses that I thought would be horrible. lol. You’ll look amazing in whatever you pick!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

What you need is a good bridal consultant who can help you pick out dresses that will work for each of you and will still coordinate.  We were lucky in finding one in our area.  My wife is 5’1″, a size 10, and has an hourglass figure (but largest on top).  I’m 5’9″, a size 18, and heaviest in the abdomen and hips.  The two dresses weren’t even from the same designer.  However, they were the same color, the same type of fabric, and similar in that the major design element was the embroidery.

Post # 16
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Newbee

size 8 hourglass = the ideal body 🙂 Embrace it!

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