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#11 gkashmira

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    Posted 04 November 2006 - 11:18 PM

    Wow! Congratulations - 100 pounds is an amazing feat!!!!! You should be on one of their commercials! That's awesome.
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    #12 gkashmira

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      Posted 04 November 2006 - 11:19 PM

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      Originally Posted by host
      ok, when i read this title and saw you posted it i did NOT think it would be about you...you are by NO MEANS full-figured. you are crazy!
      Thanks tammy! Well maybe I'll rephrase to say "What is the most flattering cut for not super thin people?"

      OK, I changed some of my posts so people will stop calling me crazy. But seriously - the only reason you guys think I'm thin is that I only post pictures of myself where I look thin!

      That and I photoshopped my "proposal" pic on my website to make me look thinner (and take some cars out of the background)... hee hee hee
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      #13 Janet

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        Posted 05 November 2006 - 01:19 AM

        hey Kash,

        I am by no means thin (not fat either, just a nice in between, lol) and I looooove my V-neck/A-line dress. The V-neck gives a great line on my chest and actually even flatters the arm I think, because it kinda breaks it in half so your entire arm isn't just OUT THERE, ya know? Then it comes in at my smallest point, which is my ribs just below my boobs. Then the A-line skirt just sweeps across my waist and hips without being clingy. But I think it just creates a nice hourglass shape.

        I personally was self conscious about my boobs and arms in a strapless dress because I felt it just sliced me horizontally. Try to find something that has more of a verticle lines (hence why I like the v-neck).

        I definitely suggest finding a bridal salon that carries Casablanca dresses. They make great V-necks, and they are affordable without looking cheap. My top 3 choices were all Casablanca!

        #14 gkashmira

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          Posted 05 November 2006 - 04:25 AM

          Great advice Janet - a V-neck sounds like a good idea - helps balance all the skin showing on my arms!

          BTW When I wrote "A-Line" (so generic) I didn't mean the style of dress was generic it just seems like everything I look at says "A-Line" and then they're all different! You did a perfect job descriing your dress!
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          #15 Sarah

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            Posted 05 November 2006 - 02:47 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by NABUMBAH
            Kash,

            back in college i worked in an upscale bridal salon. Things that work really well to make you (general) look smaller are:

            gowns with a rouched waist
            gowns with a dropped waist
            gowns that have an X pattern at the waist.

            I would not recommend:

            natural waist
            anything with too much detail around your mid-section

            I do think that strapless is usually a good choice, even if you have large arms. Generally all that white fabric just makes you look bigger.

            I would also look for an aline gown. Try to shy away from anything with pleats, and gathering around the waist.

            If you want any help looking for gowns I would be happy to join you. I am in OC :)

            by the way, there is NO freaking way that you are full-figured.


            Yeah- she's crazy to say FF! No way, silly girl :) I agree with your dress types, I'm not a big girl by any means and could stand to lose a few pounds so I think the types of dresses you suggested make anyone who needs to "lose a few" look better. A rouched waist really helps draw your eye to the side and hids some poofiness!



            Quote:
            Originally Posted by SASSYGIRL
            Yeah! It makes me sick to think that you are calling yourself "full-figured" that must mean I am a whale! Although I do appricate your post since it is something that I have been thinking about too. I am currently a comfortable size 14. I would love to be a 10 when I get married but need to keep working at it. I am just outside of LA and would love to get together to go dress shopping with a group of the girls on this board. I think it could be really fun!
            So as many of you know I am trying to shed some pounds before I head to the stores to try on dresses. But I'm hitting up against needing to start serious dress shopping in the next month or so (to give enough time for it to be made/fitted etc.)
            So on that note I thought it would be a great idea to take a poll and get some feedback on what the best styles are for a "full-figured" bride. I'm not exactly "full-figured" but I'm not very thin either so I'd really like to find something that's flattering and can create the illusion of a waist (which I don't have much of)
            I lost 100 about five years ago doing slimfast and exercising. I want to lose at least 40 more, but now I combine slimfast, a diet journal and exercise - I'm a little tired of slimfast!

            SarahMc- that is so awesome! Good for you, you must be so proud!



            Quote:
            Originally Posted by gkashmira
            Great advice Janet - a V-neck sounds like a good idea - helps balance all the skin showing on my arms!

            BTW When I wrote "A-Line" (so generic) I didn't mean the style of dress was generic it just seems like everything I look at says "A-Line" and then they're all different! You did a perfect job descriing your dress!
            I think that so many dresses are classified as A-line, but it really is a flattering line to a dress for so many body types!

            #16 A10CalGal

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              Posted 05 November 2006 - 03:00 PM

              Kashmira! You are not Full Figured! Although this horribly thin-obsessed society of ours would say all of us full figured, with a few exceptions. Personally, when you first joined, I thought "she looks like an adventurous athletic gal, I bet she hikes & bikes a lot."

              I think Tasha had some fab suggestions. My 2 cents: one of the things I really liked about my gown was the way it elongated my waist because the bodice portion of it actually extends down to my hips, so I think it creates a leaner look. I'm not sure of the technical term, but you can see what I mean below.
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              #17 Janet

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                Posted 05 November 2006 - 03:18 PM

                CHrista that dress makes your waist look TINY!!!

                #18 A10CalGal

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                  Posted 05 November 2006 - 03:22 PM

                  Thanks Janet. I was hesitatant to post those cuz I look silly in them, but I thought it would help Kash. Especially since I have "athletic arms" as well.

                  #19 gkashmira

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                    Posted 05 November 2006 - 03:41 PM

                    Christa - You look great on your dress! and I do see what you mean about elongating your waist and making it look so small!

                    And thank you for the "Adventurous - hikes & bikes" sometimes its true and sometimes it's not! hee hee hee...

                    I think your arms look great - athleticis good! But not flabby (which is my concern)- I agree the strapless is working!

                    I think i need to ask Tammy to edit my poll to remove (so generic) from the A-Line part - I think it's confusing people (i.e. I would be confused if I read it!)
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                    #20 TOESNTHESND

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                      Posted 05 November 2006 - 03:51 PM

                      Christina the dress looks great on you! Where did you get it? Kash, I am not going dress shopping in Feb. but I am thinking v-neck as well. I think that shape will look better on my not so slim figure.




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