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#121 BBtoB

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    Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:47 AM

    Thanks LisaLoo...I have meant to post before...and now I am glad I finally did! Thanks!

    I ordered the suit last night! I am excited to get it! :) And I got the white so I will feel like a bride. :)

    BTW, your wedding date is my birthday! That is a great day to get married! :)

    #122 JoLo908

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      Posted 02 June 2009 - 11:04 AM

      For Newport News, measure yourself and go according to the size guide. But I love their suits!

      #123 ~*Lisa*~

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        Posted 02 June 2009 - 11:05 AM

        That's awesome! We'll both be celebrating on the same day!

        Let us know how the sizing of the suit is. We can never have enough opinions!! :)

        #124 jackobelle

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          Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:00 PM

          Hi ladies. I just tried ordering the bandeau swimdress from amazon.com knowing that they ship to Canada, but at the checkout, they said that they don't ship that product outside of the US. Boo!!! I don't get why not?? They ship books, CDs etc. I really want that suit!

          Does anyone know if there is a store that would sell it close to the Canadian (southern Ontario) border?

          #125 BBtoB

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            Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:08 PM

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            Originally Posted by jackobelle
            Hi ladies. I just tried ordering the bandeau swimdress from amazon.com knowing that they ship to Canada, but at the checkout, they said that they don't ship that product outside of the US. Boo!!! I don't get why not?? They ship books, CDs etc. I really want that suit!

            Does anyone know if there is a store that would sell it close to the Canadian (southern Ontario) border?
            What a pain! Did you try Newport News directly?
            Shape fx Bandeau swimdress at Newport-News.com


            International Shipping
            Newport News has partnered with Access USA to help facilitate shipping to our international customers. Access USA is an international mail forwarder that provides customers with a private U.S. street address to receive mail and merchandise. Access USA consolidates your Newport News order and ensures proper delivery to your international address.

            You could also, try this site, they set you up with an US address, and then they ship to you interantional. I am in the US, and don't have experience with this...but it sounds like an option. http://www.myus.com/index.shtml

            #126 jackobelle

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              Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:31 PM

              Thanks so much! My mom has a good friend who lives in Texas, so maybe she could mail it to me.

              #127 BillysBride

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                Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:00 PM

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                Hi ladies! I am a curvy girl too! I got called "thick" a lot in school. Ha! I have been meaning to post, but up to now, just been stalking. But I have enjoyed reading all your thoughts. It is nice to know that not all brides are stick thin. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I am just far from it. I have had issues finding the right undergarments, etc. It took me about a month to find my boostier. But now I have my dress and everything.

                My fav stores are NY and CO and Marshalls...they are so great!

                I am currently a size 12-14. I am top heavy so with dresses and swimsuits I am 14. Pants a 12.

                My wedding dress is a 20. Why do they make wedding dress sizes so funky? But I love Mori Lee! She is my dress! :)

                So I was looking at the Newport News Bandeaux SwimDress and I know a few of you have that. What color did you get? And you find they give good support? I am a DD...so need all the help I can get.

                Thanks! Great Thread! Thanks for posting!
                Welcome aboard!

                It's funny, cuz I'm your flip side....12 up top (cuz I have no boobs..well, I'm between a B and a C cup, so I LOVE those Vassarette bra's that come in "tween" sizes) and a 14/16 on the bottom depending on whose the manufacturer. Hippy.

                The one designer that I found true to size was Sottero. I tried on..I dunno how many Maggie gowns, and as long as they weren't fitted through the hips, I could wear a 12 or 14 no problem..down to a slim A-line. But once I started going for the mermaid cuts, I couldn't get the damn things to even budge enough to get 'em over my hips. Sad, sad sad.

                I had a horrific experience last week where I got my dream dress (from a seller in the UK) for less than half of retail, so I was feeling pretty satisfied with myself. Until it came in and I couldn't get the damn thing over my hips. I IMMEDIATELY took off to a local seamstress, who proceeded to take off two of the embellishment appliques and undo 2" of back seam..before telling me she didn't think it could work.

                I was floored. But then I got pissed. This chick was seriously acting like "tsk tsk tsk..you should have known better." I'm not exaggerating here..that was her attitude. Like "Oh no, fat cow..no way are THOSE thighs going into THAT dress."

                I know at LEAST two other ladies here online who have had this dress and BOTH of them had it let out at the hips a couple of inches. She had also told me that she didn't think changing the neck line would be possible because it's so heavily beaded/embellished. That was my red flag that she was possibly just in over her head with my "expensive" gown. Well, it was expensive to her. She heard what I paid for it and almost had a cow, so that was another red flag. I'm sure she's fine for prom dresses/BM dresses/suits and the like..but for a bridal gown, I don't think she had enough experience. The entire time she's trying to get the appliques off, she's muttering about how "well, at least it's very well made." Umm..what are you USED to working with?

                Anyway, I ended up contacting someone one of my BM's referred me to, and she's WONDERFUL. She's not even in my town, but once my friend told her about the sitch she immediately emailed me asking for pics from as many angles as I could manage, along with my full measurements. I sent it all that same night and by the next morning she left me an email saying "Don't worry--I think it's going to fine." I wanted to throw myself at her feet right then and there.

                Anyway, my only point is that it's wierd how sizing works. This gown is Maggie Sottero, size 12 with a corset back. I could fit that in any other Maggie dress except for this one evidently. NO WAY could I ever do a size 10 which they always size wedding gowns are a size smaller but I didn't find to be true with the Maggie's. She's actually having to cut it down up top to accomodate my booblessness. lol
                Savannah

                http://i17.photobuck....inecollage.jpgThe Fab Four (my quads) Meryn, Kellen, Nico & Layla
                http://global.thekno...rs/tt265ad.aspxhttp://www.mywedding...nnah/index.html20 STD's w. pre-lim RSVP sent 6/15/09: 7 "Yes" so far/10 guests total!

                #128 ~*Lisa*~

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                  Posted 04 June 2009 - 07:38 AM

                  What a story Savannah!!! I'm sorry that your dream dress didn't turn out the way you wanted it but at least you've found yourself a great seamstress that will help you out!! :)

                  My aunt who is making my dress now told me that I couldn't lose any more than 20 lbs before my wedding otherwise she would have to do too much work to take it in. GREAT, now I have to stay FAT!! lol I don't care, I'm losing all the weight I want (which probably won't be more than that anyway!)

                  My point is, you don't have too many people telling you NOT to lose weight, so it was kinda nice! lol

                  #129 BillysBride

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                    Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:56 AM

                    Thanks, Lisa

                    I'm not worried about it. The new seamstress told me/gave me instructions on taking down another inch of seam just starting where the other chick left off....and the thing slid right on. When she called, she was like "Well, if that didn't work, why did she stop there? I don't understand what is leading her to believe it won't work if all you need is hip room and she only took out 2" of ONE seam." I said I didn't understand either, so then she had me lock myself in the bedroom (FI was here) and carefully take out another inch along the same seam....she told me she would hang on while I tried the dress on again--and whattaya'know...slid right on. I just had about a 3" gap in the back at the base of my ass, which she said would be no problem to compensate for no matter how intricate the design was. The gown has like THREE vertical seams, all with at LEAST 1/2 inch each side of each seam that is there specifically to be let out. The dress is obviously constructed for alteration allowance like any good bridal gown. This chick just had no idea what she was doing/saying.

                    I've only been told not to lose anymore weight once in my life and it was a couple of years ago when I first got diagnosed as hyperthyroid. I dropped like 40lbs (not a good weight loss since there was muscle included) in less than 3 months without trying. I looked horrid. lol

                    Some people are not MEANT to be "thin". I'm one of them. If I don't have some curve/hips/ass to me I look sick and haggard. Not every frame is meant to be a single digit size, and I'm quite happy to be "thick". My goal is to continue to tone and tighten so that I lose the jiggle. I'm not really worried about weight loss, though I do wanna lose this kanga pouch. LOL

                    I think we should start posting some bridal gown pics! As soon as mine comes back from alterations, I'll definitely post. I have some I took that night with my camera phone, but they are really crappy with the camera flash in the mirror.
                    Savannah

                    http://i17.photobuck....inecollage.jpgThe Fab Four (my quads) Meryn, Kellen, Nico & Layla
                    http://global.thekno...rs/tt265ad.aspxhttp://www.mywedding...nnah/index.html20 STD's w. pre-lim RSVP sent 6/15/09: 7 "Yes" so far/10 guests total!

                    #130 ~*Lisa*~

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                      Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:51 AM

                      I'm so happy for you Savannah!! YEAH!!!!!

                      I am definitely not meant to be thin, but I've accepted that fact. Still want to lose weight, but I know that I'll never be 150 lbs (which I'm supposed to be for my height!)

                      I think it's a great idea to post our dresses to show off how beautiful us curvy gals are! As soon as my dress is actually made, I'll post pics for sure! I'll probably post some of the different stages of construction of my dress also.
                      So ladies, let's post our dresses! I think it'll be great for everyone to see and help those who may be looking for dresses!

                      I LOVE THIS THREAD!!!!! (and no, not because I started it! lol I just love all you ladies and our wonderful chats!!)






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