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Street Size 12/14, mermaid style dress - is that your situation?

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#1 ashrose

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    Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:27 PM

    This is going to sound really odd, so I apologize in advance.

    I really want to see a picture of a gal (a real bride would be great) who is a street size 12/14 wearing a mermaid style dress. It's nearly impossible to do a search for it anywhere... so I thought I'd come here and see if any of you are a size 12/14 and wore a mermaid style dress and would be willing to point me in the direction of some of your pictures. Bonus points if you are 5'5-5'7.

    I found a really pretty mermaid style dress and I must have it... but I am not going to actually try on dresses until September (my wedding isnt until Feb 2010) because I'm in the process of losing a bunch of weight. I just want to know that I'm not wasting my dream on a dress that likely wont look good on me.

    On another note... if anyone wants to be ambitious, I bet you could make a lot of money in advertising ect (however people make money from websites) if you wanted to start a website that featured photos of real girls in dresses at varying heights/sizes/types. They have those websites that have the "virtual" girls that you can plug height/weight in to and get a virtual you... but I want a website that has real girls.

    Ok, ending my weird post....

    #2 Bianca

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      Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:39 PM

      Here are photos of my dress. It is a very slight mermaid style dress but I do fit your criteria, so maybe it can help you.

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      #3 ErinB


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        Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:48 PM

        If you go to the Maggie Soterro website, there is a page of real brides in real dresses. Maybe you can find a mermaid style and see what you think.

        I only tried on 1 mermaid dress and i looked really hippy. But, if there is one thing I learned during dress shopping, it's that the same dress will look completely different on 2 different people.

        Good luck!

        #4 godaloveme

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          Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:27 PM

          I'm so glad you started this topic
          i totally here ya !!!!
          i feel the same way its hard to picture what a dress will look like on a real woman's body !!
          I have seen a few girls on here in there dresses that are larger sizes and there style of dresses look awesome on them i almost want to ask them what size they are lol but i would never do it for fear of offending some one!!!

          #5 PaddleAddict

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            Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:47 PM

            If you look at mermaid style dresses online at the David's Bridal website scroll down and look at the "comment/ratings" section. Many "real" girl post picture of themselves in their dresses.

            #6 Sensatori Bride

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              Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:13 PM

              PM me your email address and I can send you pics of me in my dress. It's a mermaid style and I am a size 12/14.

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              #7 kisskissmd

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                Posted 24 January 2009 - 10:51 PM

                I am a 12/14 street, and I just found this fabulous Maggie Sottero Couture gown that is super lightweight yet glamourous - that I don't yet own (I own another more formal gown) but had some photos taken because I'm pretty sure this will be my second dress.

                Me in Dress #2

                I hope that link works, I have never posted a photo on here before. :)

                #8 ashrose

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                  Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:08 AM

                  THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! You girls are so amazing (and you look so great in your dresses!!). I really really appreciate it.

                  It's tough for me to know... I had lap-band surgery last August, so I'm on my way down, I just don't know what its going to look like when I get there. :) I'm planning on being a size 12/14 by September but people keep asking me what type of dress I am going to get... its... kinda... well... yeah. :) I read the "suggestions" and they say that mermaid dresses are for tall super skinny size 2 girls... but then I look at the dresses and think "it doesn't have to be that way... I bet normal girls can wear them too.

                  Here's the dress I am looking at:
                  Moonlight Valerie Couture Wedding Dresses - Style H9906 [H9906] - $990.00 : Wedding Dresses, Prom Dresses, and Designer Wedding Dresses
                  It's a mermaid dress, but does have an overlay, so I think it is a bit more forgiving than other mermaid dresses. :)

                  #9 Bianca

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                    Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:02 PM

                    I think you will be perfectly fine in that dress! It looks NOTHING like other mermaid dresses I have seen. The silhouette is similar to my dress. Not too much mermaid.
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                    #10 BillysBride

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                      Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:13 PM

                      (ducking before any rotten tomatoes hit my face)...but I think that mermaid styles look BEST on women with hour glass "womanly" figures. I sometimes see them on very thin girls and think "Damn, that's not the best style for that type of body." Not that I haven't seen thinner women pull them off beautifully, but I think that style itself is made for women with a defined shape...curves. Even the "skinny" girls who look best in them have some hips and boobs. It's a very sexy silhouette and I think it looks better on a Marilyn Monroe type vs. a Kate Moss type. lol

                      I'm a street size 12/14 and have one dress that's not really mermaid, but it's definitely fitted. I'm planning to get a second still since now I have more time and it will definitely be mermaid'esque. lol...Part of the reason why I'm looking for another one is because I think I could pull off a lil' sexier and I want this boy's jaw to drop. lol

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