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#41 cougs

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    Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:33 PM

    it's not just the shop, it's the cut of the dress! i am disproportionately pear shaped (my hips are about 15 inches bigger than my waist!) ... in an a-line dress i wear close to my everyday size, but if i were to choose a straight or form-fitting skirt (not that i ever would!), i would probably need about 10 sizes bigger.

    i haven't dress shopped anywhere but online so far, and feel that the best cut for my body would be an A-line dress with an off-the shoulder or portrait neckline (something to widen my shoulders as i have none, and to balance my big ol' hips). of course i love all the slinky numbers and the dropped waists and trumpet skirts, but i need to be realistic ... for me, they just wouldn't work ... not even if i dropped 100 pounds as my body just isn't shaped that way. best advice ever is to "know your body!"

    that said, my "fact-finding mission" at david's needs to happen! i need to see a dress actually ON me sometime soon!

    #42 blkladylaw

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      Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:40 PM

      I ended up making my own. I took a Tadashi silk chiffon knee length dress and bought two of them (second one on sale) and cut off the bottom of the second (that was a size 16) and had it sewn on to the other. This particular dress went up to an 18 (18 was a special order though).


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      #43 LadyP

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        Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:58 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by blkladylaw
        I ended up making my own. I took a Tadashi silk chiffon knee length dress and bought two of them (second one on sale) and cut off the bottom of the second (that was a size 16) and had it sewn on to the other. This particular dress went up to an 18 (18 was a special order though).
        Ok thatn is you in the picture right. what is plus sized about you other than that pink thing u used to block ur face.?
        I hate that word plus size

        #44 cougs

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          Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:01 PM

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          what is plus sized about you other than that pink thing u used to block ur face.?
          HAHA i was wondering the same thing!

          #45 blkladylaw

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            Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:09 PM

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            Ok thatn is you in the picture right. what is plus sized about you other than that pink thing u used to block ur face.?
            I hate that word plus size
            Uh dunno...I wear an 18-20 in womens sizes though I am 6ft tall. That and I am 271 lbs. (down 22 lbs so far...hope to lose some more before the wedding...dress is really tight right now) 44 E bust - 44 waist - 52 hips. Sounds plus sized to me.
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              Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:21 PM

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              Uh dunno...I wear an 18-20 in womens sizes though I am 6ft tall. That and I am 271 lbs. 44 E bust - 44 waist - 52 hips. Sounds plus sized to me.
              well if that's you in the picture you LOOK great, no matter what the numbers add up to! i reckon it's the 6 ft tall thing ... wish i could stretch myself LOL! then i could look non-plus-sized like you! :)

              #47 blkladylaw

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                Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:32 PM

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                well if that's you in the picture you LOOK great, no matter what the numbers add up to! i reckon it's the 6 ft tall thing ... wish i could stretch myself LOL! then i could look non-plus-sized like you! :)

                thanks! I posted the most flattering pic I have of me in it...you should see the back view though (not pretty!). I've dropped 22 lbs so far...I'd like to drop more before the wedding and slim down my arms and stomach. I always try to avoid showing my arms but with a wedding dress that is kind of hard to avoid. Plus it will be hot so even though I have found some bolero jackets that might work it would be too warm for them. I don't really feel comfortable in it yet...it is tighter than I'd like even with the weight lost so far. I don't like a-line on me as I think it makes me look larger and I didn't want a traditional looking dress so it was hard finding something. Now if I could wear black I'd have a multitude of dress options but I think my mom would have a heart attack! White just seems to show everything. I'm remembering why I have so little of it in my closet.
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                #48 LadyP

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                  Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:40 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by blkladylaw
                  Uh dunno...I wear an 18-20 in womens sizes though I am 6ft tall. That and I am 271 lbs. (down 22 lbs so far...hope to lose some more before the wedding...dress is really tight right now) 44 E bust - 44 waist - 52 hips. Sounds plus sized to me.
                  Well hell, you looked Good in that picture. 6'0 wow. I would have never guess your measurements were that. I am 5'5" and my bust are 38DDD so I know what you are dealing with.

                  #49 Dez921714

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                    Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:11 PM

                    OMG I NEVER would have thought you were plus sized based on that pic!!!!!! You look great! :)
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