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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2006 06:47:23 AM »

Forgot...thought of some more things.  People suggest empire waist for bigger girls, but if they have larger chests they will likely just look pregnant.  All that fabric flowing from the largest part of their upper body can be really unflattering.  Even being bigger they might look better in something more fitted, even strapless if they've got "the goods" Smiley  Separates might be tricky, some of those tops are very short if they are bigger on top, their tummies may show even in the proper size.  Proper undergarments are absolutely key.  And it's a good tip to try to make your bridesmaid who is the least comfortable with her body the most comfortable with her choice, and go from there.  The rest will be a lot easier.

Oh, and even if you're not buying from them, Davids is an awesome place to try on dresses for people in a variety of sizes Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2006 07:29:28 AM »

I agree with purplepooh, empire waists are no good.  They make me look pregnant, and I am small, but had three kids so have that "shape".  I can just imagine what it would do to bigger gals!

Proper undergarments ARE key.  I don't know how many times I have had my clients come for a fitting wearing a regular bra.  Regular bra's are for t-shirts, not gowns.  a bustier is recommended.  I have a policy where I wont guarantee anything if proper undergarments are not worn.

And I think princess seams flatter anyone, especially girls with lots of curves.

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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2006 07:37:24 AM »

Yea, go fitted, and here's a third vote for the bustier. My bridesmaids enjoyed the outings together so you could make a trip to Davids together. My MIL who made my dress took me to Davids then to a shop that sold Vera Wangs and stuff, nothing under 2 thousand dollars, you know, the stuff no one can afford... and we tried on dresses there too. It really helped with sizing and styles. Colors are different in finer fabrics like silk than they are in satin, and the fabrics wear differently too. I am a big busted big girl, and I never thought I'd  go strapless or fitted, but both options looked the best in the right fabric.

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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2006 08:16:33 AM »

I'm having trouble with my bridesmaid dresses.  I have seen a dress that i really like and think it is simple, classic and elegant and should look good on the girls.  The colour is very autumnal so if i buy it now i could save some money from the sales and just keep them until September.  The only problem is what if the girls change shape?  also one of them (the thinnest) said it didn't look great on her, but it suited the other two, so what do i do?  None of my bridesmaids has offered to pay so i am having to buy them all myself - i can't afford to spend much as there sre 3 to buy for and a flower girl - i feel quite lost as to what to do. Should i buy them now or wait until closer to the wedding and just take my chances - the colours (burgundy/wine) won't be so popular in summer as they are in winter, so i don't know whether to buy now, even if one bridesmaid doesn't like the dress, or wait. Advice would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2006 08:31:07 AM »

You could buy them now one size larger and then have them altered right before ensuring a perfect fit( unless someone ends up preggers or goes on a giant binge).As for the "friend" who doesn't think she looks good in it--gently point out it is only for a couple of hours and your buying so in the name of friendship could she handle it. ( It sounds much nicer than " of course you don't have to wear it, if you don't come -you selfish monkey!")
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