(Closed) What dress are you dying to see on a real bride??????

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: WHat size do you think the models should be when modeling wedding gowns or clothing in general?

    0-2

    4-6

    8-10

    12-14

    16-18

    20+

  • Post # 92
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @BlondeBee:  search my post “my jim hjelm blush dress”  i just bought that dress last weekend 🙂

    Post # 93
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @BlondeBee:  illn bump it for you..im on my ipad right now so i can’t re upload the pic to this thread for you. the dress is AHmazing in person

    Post # 94
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    To the smaller ladies on here who were really offended that most of us want some larger models, I really don’t think anyone was making fun of you or saying that you starve yourself. You’re beautiful just as the larger ladies are beautiful.

    I really think the models should be street size 8 – just about an average size, so girls smaller and girls larger can get a better idea of how the dress will look on them. For far too long, ALL the girls above a size 2 have had to hem and haw, turn their head to the side, look closely at the inseam and bust measurements, send back ill-fitting clothes, etc – it’s time for some of the smaller girls to have to do this, too!

    I think plus size bridal dresses should be modeled in about a size 20, so smaller and larger plus sized women can get a better idea of things.

    I’m a size 12-14, so I’m often cut out of both groups – women’s sizing and plus-sized sizing. I would LOVE for there to be a market someday of stores just for sizes 8-14 (where the majority of women are!), but I doubt that would ever happen!

    Post # 95
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    Bumble bee

    I agree with PP that the objection is not to thin models, it’s to the fact that the models are nearly always thin, rather than there being diversity in body type. It makes it quite difficult to image the dress on oneself. Also to the fact that the models seldom appear to be women who are a healthy thin – there is a preponderance of undernourished 14 year olds (hardly what any of us aspire to look like in our most elegant dress, even the very slender women). 

    And the poses are so often absurd – I particularly dislike the shoulders forward, slumpy pose. 

    Post # 96
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    Busy bee

    I like the idea of having one plus size model and one thin model. It gives the best of both worlds. I can’t imagine myself in any of these dresses because I am bigger with a large chest. Which is why I love the bee because i get to see full figured women showing off their curves. In my opinion, I want to see women in wedding dresses in sizes where stores cut off there size. so roughly the 16-20 sizes. 

     

    I’m pro honoring curves and loving the skin you’re in!! So I can see others as seeing my opnion as biased. 

    Either way, It’d be nice to see plus-sized women in these dresses. We’re plus-sized, not ugly. 🙂

    Post # 97
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @laurelewrigley:  OMG!!!!! It’s amaaaaaazing! You look so pretty in it. Thanks for posting! 

    Post # 98
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @BlondeBee:  any excuse to show it off 😉 make sure you post pics when you try it on

    Post # 99
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve been searching for months to find a real-sized bride in my wedding dress. All I have is a crappy cell phone picture of me and then this picture, to which of course I think I can’t compare.

    Post # 100
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I was at a Sopia Tolli trunk show and the woman who was taking them around said that the dresses were from the actual models’ photo shoots, and the dresses were a size 6 (wedding dress size). I wore it and they were actually slightly big on me, and I definitely don’t look like one of those models. Even when I used a stool (I’m 5’5) so I’d look 5’10 or so. Still didnt. haha. So they must also Photoshop them to look even leaner.

    I think they should show each style of dress on 3 different size models. The size 6, which is apparently what they use, like a size 16 (normal size 12ish) and then like a 24, which would be a street size 20ish. That way everyone can get a more realistic idea of how the dress would look.

    For how much the dresses cost versus how much they actually cost to make, I think it’s a more than reasonable request.

    Also, I agree that they should use an average height

    anyone know oyster.com? Basically they take hotel photos from an average point of view, as if you were actually standing there in that location, instead of like the super unrealistic photos from the hotel’s website. We need an oyster.com for wedding dresses! haha

    Post # 101
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Melini:  I think there are extremes going on, and that’s the problem. Most of the size 0-2 models do look sick. They probably wouldn’t if they were shorter, but they look like they need to eat something. A size 8 would be a more realistic “healthy” size for lots of girls model-tall.

    Post # 102
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Ambi D:  I guess the difficulty is that it doesn’t feel like thin women need a lot of support. There is fat-shaming everywhere, from every magazine we look at to the jokes we hear on our favorite family shows. So while I understand that it must suck to have people say stuff like “real women have curves” if you actually look as skinny as a model, I don’t think many people who have lived on the other end of that are going to feel very sorry for you.

     

    That said, I wish it were different, and I totally agree that the best thing would be to have photos with two differently-proportioned women modelling a garment so we could really see ourselves and not feel ashamed, no matter our shape.

    Post # 103
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    it’s the creepy weird poses that gets me

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