(Closed) Will this dress make me look bigger than I am?

posted 4 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

The dress is beautiful but whether it would look good on you or not is really hard to decide without you trying it on first! What shape is your body (pear, hourglass, iverted triangle…)? It looks like a full A-line, which I think it quite universally flattering and since you’re tall, I wouldn’t worry about the dress being full at the bottom, unless of course it’s a look your don’t generally like. 

 

I think your dress size has very little to do with the shape of your body. If a garment looks good on, for example, an hourglass figure, it doesn’t really matter whether the woman is size 10 or size 20, if the dress fits and the proportions work. So just go try it on! If you manage to lose weight before your wedding, you can always get a smaller size or have it altered to fit you. 

 

Good luck! 🙂

 

Post # 4
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t think it will. Maybe just go try it on without any set expectations?

Post # 5
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would say just go in and try on dresses.  Don’t “plan” on being a smaller size, this often ends up with disappointment. 

I bought my dresses for the size I was at the time (Size 14 bridal), and I’ve lost some inches since then, but they just are nicer fitting, my reception dress needs to be taken in a bit.  I wanted to lose more, but with the stress of the wedding that’s not happening!  lol

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@sunkissed19:  It looks like a full skirt (a line) which is one of the most flattering on any figure. Go try it on and see what it looks like. They are great at getting the shape to show while trying on sample dresses so you get an idea.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I agree with the other posts! I think A-lines are universally flattering, and that dress is absolutely gorgeous. The ruched waistband will emphasize your waist as well. Go try it on, and don’t worry if it’s not as perfect as you imagined. There are so many dresses out there, it’s just a question of finding the one that’s right for you.

Post # 8
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649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That dress is so pretty. My only concern is the large panel of fabric going around the middle. On  MY body type that wouldn’t be flattering…I don’t think*. I’d say definitely try it, and keep us posted!!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I am a street size 16 and my dress has a very similar style as far as the center band. It actually makes my waist more defined. here is a picture to give you an idea

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Very pretty dress. I like the romantic, flowy fabric. The ruched belted area over the waist coupled with the A-line skirt will cinch any lady’s waist. Very appealing.  🙂  

I suggest trying it on – the people at Nordstrom are very nice & helpful! 

It reminded me of BHLDN’s Onyx gown: http://www.bhldn.com/shop-the-bride-wedding-dresses/onyx-gown/productoptionids/fbcaeb8b-b90b-4e9a-9313-32da085940dd

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think that the waistline and the band in the middle can be very slimming. I agree that you should go in and try it on. Things always look different on the hanger than they do on your body.

Post # 13
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3072 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sunkissed19: Actually, quite the opposite; I’d think that waistband would accentuate the narrowest part of your waist and make it look small even if it isn’t. This is especially true because the flare of the skirt gives it some balance. If you have any kind of chest at all you will look like a LITERAL hourglass!

 

Post # 14
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@sunkissed19:  It has straps that cut into a vee, a natural waist, and it is a-line… that is possibly the most universally flattering style possible. The center band will work well on your size, and make your waist look smaller, I should think. 🙂 So that is good news. You should try it on somewhere! If you don’t like it, there are thousands of other dresses, so better to know now. 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sunkissed19:  I will beg you to listen to it…

 

My sister was quite overweight when she got her bridesmaid dress, then needed to reorder a size 10…my maid of honor was the smallest she ever was at size 8 and needed to reorder a size 12……

 

It is a stressful procedure….buy for your size now, you can always make it smaller, but you CAN’T make it bigger!

ETA: th makes me really glad that I did not lose a tremendous amount of weight…I just toned up a bit and feel better about myself….

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

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