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#11 Celina

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    Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:40 AM

    I got mine at Lanebryant.com Although right now it looks like they don't have anymore dresses
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    #12 Jenn

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      Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:11 AM

      I would definitely suggest David's Bridal for anyone getting started. They have tons of styles in every size, so you can really get a feel for what looks good on you and what may not. It may just be a fact finding mission, but I think its definitely worth the trip :)

      #13 newprincessbride

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        Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:17 PM

        I agree that Davids Bridal has a good selection. Maybe you can get your measurements at Davids and then order from Demetrios online.

        #14 morenaindc

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          Posted 04 May 2008 - 09:46 PM

          all great suggestions!

          #15 StephanieMN

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            Posted 04 May 2008 - 09:59 PM

            I just got mine from a local place. Some dresses have this thing I have never seen before where they have a big panel in the back with many zippers at different sizes so it's much easier to try on.

            #16 Agape Gems

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              Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:51 PM

              I think A-line is the most flattering silhouette b/c it canvases the hips, butt, and thighs. IMHO, if you have a larger chest, you might want to avoid a halter neckline b/c it tends to emphasize the bust. I am a DDD and anything halter just makes me look like one big boob. Also, I know a lot of girls like Davids Bridal and I think they are great for some people, but I felt like I looked bigger in their dresses than I did in dresses from other bridal stores. I think the way they are cut just didn't fit my body shape well. So if you go there, you might also want to go to a few other places just to compare. Happy shopping!
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              #17 Agape Gems

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                Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:53 PM

                These designers carry plus-size dresses:
                Ashley Jordan
                Anjolique
                Bonny
                Impression
                Joli
                Mon Cheri
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                #18 Dbld78

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                  Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:30 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by twelve_piece
                  These designers carry plus-size dresses:
                  Ashley Jordan
                  Anjolique
                  Bonny
                  Impression
                  Joli
                  Mon Cheri
                  Mori Lee is another designer that carries larger sizes as well, they're pricey but beautiful. I tried on one that I totally feel in love with it was champagne, lace and beaded and had this beautiful ruffle trim around the train and the bottom of the dress... it was strapless and I don't think it's the most flattering on me but....it can be done.
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                  #19 lucy106

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                    Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:39 PM

                    I too got mine at David's Bridal. The great thing there is they have all the sizes to try on so you can actually see how it fits on you. I was pleasently surprised to see I could pull off a strapless A-line, I never thought these hooters (DD) could do it but with the proper fit it looks great. It makes you feel much better about yourself too when you can try it on. I hate when you try on a sample and it barely gets past your curvy hips. Good luck!

                    #20 ErinB

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                      Posted 05 May 2008 - 03:10 PM

                      Davids is great if you need a dress quickly. I personally didn't have mcuh luck there, but I think it was much more because of the sales associate at my store than anything else.

                      Alfred Angelo has some beautiful plus sizes as does Casablanca (my dress).

                      It is hard to try on lots of dresses that won't zip! I think you can get a general idea though.

                      A-Lines are always flattering. I would probably stay away from an empire waist as they can make you look bigger. For me, halters are not very flattering. I have a small frame with some extra padding, so I look like I'm being swallowed, or I look like a hooker with my boobs out for the world to see.

                      The best advice is to jump right in and, no matter what, DO NOT LOOK AT THE SIZE TAG!!! Bridal wear is tiny! My dress was 4 sizes bigger than my street clothes, just to get it to zip over the girls. Also, don't discount anything. The dress I ended up getting would never have been my choice if I had just seen it in a magaize, but it was the one that looked the best!




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