(Closed) Will spanx fix this? I look pregnant in the dress even though my stomach is flat

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Ella86 should...

    Wear the reception dress, its fine!

    wear the reception dress, its perfect!

    Don't wear the reception dress if you can not fix it!

  • Post # 49
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think its posture too.  Try to practice the tips other bees gave you.  I try to be mindful of it too and my waist has gotten smaller since.  After I started Barre I noticed a difference in my posture as well.  

    Posture is an important thing!

    Post # 50
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    it looks fine and you don’t look pregnant.  Something you might try is stretching your hip muscles a bit which is known to decrease the look of the dreaded pooch. 

    Here is a link to the stretch:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stretching/SM00043&slide=5

    I am not saying that this will definately fix your problem, but it may help with it and help with your posture.

     

    Post # 51
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    It’s totally all in your posture.  Stand straight, and you won’t notice a thing.  Seriously, you look amazing – stop second guessing yourself!!!

    Post # 52
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yes, Spanx will “fix” this!  I am close to your size and have a similar “problem” in certain clothes (I am using scare quotes because you look beautiful!).  I use Spanx or even plain old control-top pantyhose.  Do you have a pair at home that you can try with the dress?  That might make you feel better while you are waiting for the shapewear you ordered to arrive.

    Post # 53
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Your posture is whats giving you that look, stand straight up with your shoulders back.

    Post # 54
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    Honey bee

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    @Willow1991:  Don’t push your butt out. If you squeeze your butt muscles, your hips will tuck under your rib cage and eliminate the “pooch”. You don’t have to walk around squeezing your glutes all the time, but learn what is the difference between hips rolled out, and rolled back under, which is the way to stand straight. Lot of thin women have that “pooch” because of bad posture.

    Post # 55
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    Buzzing bee

    show us what it looks like with the waist cincher.

    Post # 56
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s just posture, you in no way look pregnant. You are just letting wedding stress get to you! Stop worrying, you look beautiful! And if it bothers you, you can wear your gorgeous ballgown all night!

    Post # 57
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think you look great, but if you are still self-conciuis, maybe you can get the material around the hips loosenend so it is not so tight under your torso…

    Post # 58
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

    Yeah, you look great! And no way do you look pregnant,  you might get a few looks from friends who see the dress if you say that to them. Thats just crazy talk.

    But of you dont feel beautiful with it on DONT wear it. Have you tried any of those shaper underwear? Like the Spanex you mentioned? You might feel better

    Post # 59
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    Busy bee

    I think it’s definitely your posture! You’re very thin and do not look pregnant. You look like you don;t stand up straight.

    Post # 61
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @Willow1991:  I think you are way overanalyzing this. I don’t see how alterations can fix this, even if she lets it out then it will be looser and wrinkle more, which based on your reaction to the crease, I think will bother you too. I really think you are just at a panic point in the week before your wedding. Just stand up straight and know that you are beautiful! No one will think you look pregnant! And on your wedding day you will be too happy to worry about any of this!

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