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Hedwig
05-04-2012, 01:24 PM
I fear you are right about the amor requirement for the belly. And as I want to enjoy my day I don't wanna feel like being clothed in iron.

I kind of like this one as well:
http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/Michelina_p152970.html

but maybe it hides too much. I don't have a perfect figure by any means but maybe this looks like I need to hide too much?
Otherwise I like that it is playful but elegant at the same time.

cruisin
05-04-2012, 01:54 PM
I googled empire waist wedding gown and goodness, is this dress gorgeous or what? (http://www.weddingdresseslux.com/empire-waist-wedding-dresses.html/casual-empire-waist-wedding-dresses) Very Grace Kelly. I'd wear it if I were getting married today, minus the train. Was never big on trains.

Not sure if my google search would help because you have access to different vendors, I imagine.

I like that one a lot!




And I found a few others I like - this one is gorgeous I think but it is probably not very forgiving around the middle, is it?
http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/trompete-meerjungfrau-bodenlangen-satin-spitze-hochzeitskleid-mit-wickel_p290223.html

and I liked this one as well:
http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/brautkleider-11053003_p270764.html

And this one for the name alone ;) and the empire style
http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/Kierra_p159599.html

I like the 2nd one best.


I fear you are right about the amor requirement for the belly. And as I want to enjoy my day I don't wanna feel like being clothed in iron.

I kind of like this one as well:
http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/Michelina_p152970.html

but maybe it hides too much. I don't have a perfect figure by any means but maybe this looks like I need to hide too much?
Otherwise I like that it is playful but elegant at the same time.

I think you need to be a stick to wear that. It adds so much bulk in the worst place possible. It is lovely, but for an editorial photo, not real life.

Myhoneyhoney, the pink dress is pink, not white, so the color is fine. I am just not sure that it would be the best color for you. You should take advantage of your coloring and wear something vibrant. I also agree with IceAlisa, a straighter shape will give you height. I like to think of dressing as a geometry problem. To be solved with shape and color. In order to make one area look narrower, you accentuate other areas, as in, to make the waist look smaller - broaden the shoulders. To look longer, create a narrower silhouette. Dark color makes things look smaller, lighter colors make things look bigger. Look at your body, in the mirror. Think about what you want to accentuate, what you want to minimize. I probably would not wear a dress that had banded ruching around the waist, as it would make my waist look thicker (since I don't come in much at the waist). However, diagonal ruching, creates the illusion of more curves. If you look at the ebay burgundy dress, it looks more curvy because the ruching is diagonal. The pink dress looks bulky around the waist.

I am totally LOVING this dress: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446488 813&R=430272426107&P_name=Zero+%2B+Maria+Cornejo&N=306591108&bmUID=jsnG8Cd Too $$ for me, but I love it! Maybe it will go seriously on sale. It's one of those dresses that may not sell well. Not everyone can wear yellow. I'm good with yellow, I have dark brown hair, (very) fair skin, and light turquoise eyes. And you really have to be tall to wear it, it would overpower most women. so, maybe it will hang around long enough for me to afford it - fingers crossed.

PRlady
05-04-2012, 03:17 PM
I fear you are right about the amor requirement for the belly. And as I want to enjoy my day I don't wanna feel like being clothed in iron.

I kind of like this one as well:
http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/Michelina_p152970.html

but maybe it hides too much. I don't have a perfect figure by any means but maybe this looks like I need to hide too much?
Otherwise I like that it is playful but elegant at the same time.

Unless you are planning to be pregnant...no. ;)


I am totally LOVING this dress: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446488 813&R=430272426107&P_name=Zero+%2B+Maria+Cornejo&N=306591108&bmUID=jsnG8Cd Too $$ for me, but I love it! Maybe it will go seriously on sale. It's one of those dresses that may not sell well. Not everyone can wear yellow. I'm good with yellow, I have dark brown hair, (very) fair skin, and light turquoise eyes. And you really have to be tall to wear it, it would overpower most women. so, maybe it will hang around long enough for me to afford it - fingers crossed.

Wow. I know very few white women that could wear that color, it cries out for Michelle Obama or Frieda whatsherface from Slumdog. And when you don't have a waist (or like me you used to be Scarlett O'Hara and are now...not) you can fake one with fitted dresses or belts. But I think you and I are built very differently and I have brown hair but olive skin and green eyes, so what do I know. You're also three inches taller.

cruisin
05-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Wow. I know very few white women that could wear that color, it cries out for Michelle Obama or Frieda whatsherface from Slumdog. And when you don't have a waist (or like me you used to be Scarlett O'Hara and are now...not) you can fake one with fitted dresses or belts. But I think you and I are built very differently and I have brown hair but olive skin and green eyes, so what do I know. You're also three inches taller.

I have a top in that color, it looks great. But, like the dress, it is a vibrant yellow, not pale (which would wash me out). My hair is very dark and very short. My skin has olive tones, but is very, very pale. And, as I said, eyes are very light turquoise/blue. I am 5'10" and weigh about 120-125, and am built like a teenaged boy with (saggy) boobs :lol:. I am all legs, 35" inseam! I really like flowy, loose fitting things. There are many things about my body I don't like (mostly sagging skin). But, I wear clothes like a hangar. I just know what I cannot wear - no strapless, nothing shear (that I can't wear a bra with straps), rarely can I wear a wrap dress, can't wear low rise jeans (they won't stay up, my hips are too narrow for them), no shorts with an inseam shorter than 9", no minis (my legs look great in skinny jeans, but the skin doesn't allow for very short anything). Part of the saggy skin is from weighing 240 at one time. I work out and my stomach is flat, but no matter how fit you are, when the skin stretches that much, it just does not get tight again.

myhoneyhoney
05-04-2012, 03:49 PM
I googled empire waist wedding gown and goodness, is this dress gorgeous or what? (http://www.weddingdresseslux.com/empire-waist-wedding-dresses.html/casual-empire-waist-wedding-dresses) Very Grace Kelly. I'd wear it if I were getting married today, minus the train. Was never big on trains.

WOW! That's it, I'm divorcing hubby and then proposing to him right away so we can get married and I can get this dress.:lol:

cruisin
05-04-2012, 04:00 PM
WOW! That's it, I'm divorcing hubby and then proposing to him right away so we can get married and I can get this dress.:lol:

Love it! :lol:

Found this: http://www.cusp.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod250009&parentId=cat140006&masterId=cat140005&index=42&cmCat=cat000000cat110000cat140005cat140006&isEditorial=false

And forgot about these, love them: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?isEditorial=false&index=52&masterId=cat1740734&itemId=prod144460340&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat000009cat000059cat17407 34cat41710756&parentId=cat41710756
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?overrideId=&index=53&masterId=cat1740734&itemId=prod143900154&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat000009cat000059cat17407 34cat41710756&parentId=cat41710756

PRlady
05-04-2012, 04:00 PM
I have a top in that color, it looks great. But, like the dress, it is a vibrant yellow, not pale (which would wash me out). My hair is very dark and very short. My skin has olive tones, but is very, very pale. And, as I said, eyes are very light turquoise/blue. I am 5'10" and weigh about 120-125, and am built like a teenaged boy with (saggy) boobs :lol:. I am all legs, 35" inseam! I really like flowy, loose fitting things. There are many things about my body I don't like (mostly sagging skin). But, I wear clothes like a hangar. I just know what I cannot wear - no strapless, nothing shear (that I can't wear a bra with straps), rarely can I wear a wrap dress, can't wear low rise jeans (they won't stay up, my hips are too narrow for them), no shorts with an inseam shorter than 9", no minis (my legs look great in skinny jeans, but the skin doesn't allow for very short anything). Part of the saggy skin is from weighing 240 at one time. I work out and my stomach is flat, but no matter how fit you are, when the skin stretches that much, it just does not get tight again.

240? :eek: You lost half your body weight? Geez, I'm saggy in places and my weight hasn't varied more than 15 pounds in the last twenty years, so if I were you I wouldn't worry about it.

Knowing what you are is key. I'm 5'6" and smallboned and long-limbed, I can wear short dresses and skirts easily because the legs are still good. But every extra pound -- I'm currently 142 and trying to get back to 137 -- is in the DD boobs and belly, so I dress cunningly to disguise that. Structured, fitted clothing looks better; as much as I like flowy things they make me look blowzy. I can't wear wrap and empire dresses because they make me look even more top-heavy and the currently fashionable fit-and-flares are good if they aren't too low-cut.

Swimsuits are my nemesis. :(

myhoneyhoney
05-04-2012, 04:06 PM
I know, from 240 lbs, wow!

Hubby wants me in this in red (http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265803822481&c=Page&cid=1334717240040&pagename=vsdWrapper) but I also like the intense purple. Can I pull it off? I cheered for years so short and revealing is fine (I just need to work extra hard at the gym now). I'm ok with it for the reception, but how can I cover up in church?

I'm taking in everything that you guys are saying and I'm narrowing it down to: above knee, more fitted vs. poufy skirt, and vibrant color since I'm darker.

I really like that burgandy ebay dress except that bow is bothering me. I keep thinking it's going to make me look like I have HUGE hips and thighs.

Garden Kitty
05-04-2012, 04:12 PM
Hedwig, I think you'll be beautiful and radiant whichever dress you pick.

cruisin
05-04-2012, 04:15 PM
Swimsuits are my nemesis. :(

Mine too. They just don't make them for someone who wears a (saggy) 32 D.


I know, from 240 lbs, wow!

Hubby wants me in this in red (http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265803822481&c=Page&cid=1334717240040&pagename=vsdWrapper) but I also like the intense purple. Can I pull it off? I cheered for years so short and revealing is fine (I just need to work extra hard at the gym now). I'm ok with it for the reception, but how can I cover up in church?

I'm taking in everything that you guys are saying and I'm narrowing it down to: above knee, more fitted vs. poufy skirt, and vibrant color since I'm darker.


I like the purple better than the red. Do you have a pretty (neutral) beaded sweater or an elegant shawl? If it weren't a wedding, I would put a denim jacket over it. But that would not be good for a wedding, regardless of how casual. One thing to keep in mind: you really won't be able to wear a bra with that dress. Will it have enough coverage and support for you? that is always an issue for me, so I think of that.

skatingfan5
05-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Hubby wants me in this in red (http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265803822481&c=Page&cid=1334717240040&pagename=vsdWrapper) but I also like the intense purple. Can I pull it off? I cheered for years so short and revealing is fine (I just need to work extra hard at the gym now). I'm ok with it for the reception, but how can I cover up in church?By wearing a different dress to the wedding. :shuffle: The dress is stunning and would be fine for the reception. But for a nuptial mass it's much too revealing.

myhoneyhoney
05-04-2012, 04:23 PM
Here's another. (http://www.quachdesigns.com/photos/one_sh_fitted_q/fuschia1.jpg)

I'm starting to really like that Victoria's Secret dress. I'll have to look around for a jacket/sweater/shawl to go with it. I have some simple sewing skills and can definitely sew straight lines on my sewing machine, maybe I can purchase some pretty fabric so I can wrap it around myself at church? If so what kind of fabric would work best? A nice sweater is always a great option. I'd love to knit a shawl but that might look too busy with lace.

skatesindreams
05-04-2012, 04:25 PM
I also like the intense purple.

The intense purple would be wonderful on you.

I agree with crusin about the beaded sweater.
If you don't have one...ebay can be your friend!
It can be used for other occasions, also.

PRlady
05-04-2012, 04:30 PM
I know, from 240 lbs, wow!

Hubby wants me in this in red (http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265803822481&c=Page&cid=1334717240040&pagename=vsdWrapper) but I also like the intense purple. Can I pull it off?

Bluntly, no. Not because you wouldn't look good in it but because it's a clubbing dress, not a wedding-guest dress. (Your husband has typical guy taste, I see.)

Hedwig
05-04-2012, 04:35 PM
Unless you are planning to be pregnant...no. ;)


I love the blunt advice!! :cheer:


Hedwig, I think you'll be beautiful and radiant whichever dress you pick.

And the compliments of course! ;)