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#21 poohshek

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    Posted 26 November 2009 - 10:30 PM

    Actually I forgot to share a good story. I was a two-dress bride for a few months and listed the first dress which was strapless with a jacket online for sale. A 72-year-old lady fell in love with the dress after seeing it in a magazine. Her daughter contacted me and eventually we worked everything out. She wanted the dress for her 50th anniversary celebration this past weekend. So who says there is an age limit for strapless!

    #22 SusieQ

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      Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:48 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by poohshek
      Actually I forgot to share a good story. I was a two-dress bride for a few months and listed the first dress which was strapless with a jacket online for sale. A 72-year-old lady fell in love with the dress after seeing it in a magazine. Her daughter contacted me and eventually we worked everything out. She wanted the dress for her 50th anniversary celebration this past weekend. So who says there is an age limit for strapless!
      oh my god.............................. how wonderful is that?
      I would love to have seen pics of that....... Yippppers for the older bride.......

      #23 poohshek

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        Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:13 AM

        The lady promised to send a picture and I am going to follow up with her. The dress fits her like a glove!!!
        oh my god.............................. how wonderful is that?
        I would love to have seen pics of that....... Yippppers for the older bride.......


        #24 SusieQ

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          Posted 27 November 2009 - 09:13 AM

          While I was in Punta cana last winter I seen a bride an older lady, my guess 60's and she a beautiful white lace dress with a collar neck line and a very open back... She looked stunning with her silver hair. I was.. holy smokers I wanna look like her on my wedding day.

          #25 classadiva

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            Posted 27 November 2009 - 09:41 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by poohshek
            The lady promised to send a picture and I am going to follow up with her. The dress fits her like a glove!!!
            What a lovely story!! I bet she looks beautiful in that dress.

            Thanks ladies for the continued confirmation that I should wear what I like and what looks good. I told my FI what my mother's friend said...of course...he is all for showcasing the girls Surprise...surprise...LOL

            #26 classadiva

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              Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:49 AM

              Just an update...I went to ty on dresses for the first time yesterday and I must say that I had a wonderful experience. The store must have had about 200 plus size sample dresses. I was very surprised. Of course..there were like 8 times as many in regular sizes, but that was a much bigger selction of plus size dresses than I ever expected.. I was even happier to say that they had many of the strapless, mermaid type gowns that that I like. I actually have three possible contenders and could not be happier. We were not allowed to take pictures so had to snap some quick photos on a camera phone. My mom brough a camera. If those pics come out okay...I will post them.

              Here is the leading contender....shockingly...it looked great on...even though I have a tummy...I have no idea how that is:

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              I also liked the way this gown looked...it was the first one I tried on and I LOVED it. I thought that this was 100% the one...and then after trying on everything and trying this on again...I wasn't as certain. I think there is a great risk of falling in love with the first dress....it is such a high seeing yourself in a gown for the first time.

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              BTW...we also stopped in David's Bridal and it was a disaster. Only one dress in the style I liked in pus sizes. The rest were mostly A-line samples...hardly a thing for me to try on...

              I also tried on A -line dresses and just did not like them..I felt that they made me look larger than I already am.

              #27 sunstarsmoon

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                Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:29 AM

                I love both those dresses, especially the beading on the first one, can't wait to see a picture of you in it!
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                #28 sweetiecat

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                  Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:09 PM

                  Both of those dresses are stunning! Definitely go with whatever feels right. I have a larger chest as well, but I am mostly looking at v-neck dresses - I think it will accentuate the right amount. I'm also not a fan of having to tug at the dress to keep it from shifting down, but I guess if it was altered correctly you wouldn't have too much of a problem. Don't let anyone change your mind once you have THE dress.

                  Was the first store you went to a chain store or a local store?

                  #29 classadiva

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                    Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:02 AM

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                    Originally Posted by sweetiecat
                    Both of those dresses are stunning! Definitely go with whatever feels right. I have a larger chest as well, but I am mostly looking at v-neck dresses - I think it will accentuate the right amount. I'm also not a fan of having to tug at the dress to keep it from shifting down, but I guess if it was altered correctly you wouldn't have too much of a problem. Don't let anyone change your mind once you have THE dress.

                    Was the first store you went to a chain store or a local store?
                    Thanks Christine and Sweetiecat.

                    Sweetiecat...I went to RKBridal in NYC....very large store that MANY people recommended. Here is their website:

                    RK Bridal - Home

                    #30 Patti

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                      Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:55 AM

                      The dresses are beautiful and you'll look great in whatever you feel the most comfortable with. I agree to not let anyone change your mind when picking the dress that you love. I'm also an older bride - a big 56 here. I picked a V neck for myself, however, it's also a V in the back and came down too low for me, showing back cleavage, ugh, so when they cut the chifon off at the bottom to hem, they fixed it in the the back that it would drape over the exposed back. It turned out pretty nice. Good luck with your shopping and just remember that it is YOUR big day.




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