MissMadeline
Master June 2014

I'm feeling insecure...

MissMadeline, on October 24, 2013 at 4:26 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 74
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... about how I look in my dress.

My dress came into the boutique a couple weeks ago, but I've been putting off going and trying it on because I'm feeling really self-conscious about my body these days. My mom finally convinced me to go yesterday so we could make sure it was the right color and everything. I still like the dress itself, but when I put it on, all I could think about was how it would look better on someone super skinny. I've always struggled with self image and now I feel like it's ruining how happy I should feel about the wedding dress. I have a rather wide ribcage and a very undefined waist and small hips/butt (which look big in the picture because it needs to be taken in). I hope this wasn't the wrong style for me.... Be honest-- does the waistline look horrible?




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  • MissMadeline
    Master June 2014
    MissMadeline ·
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    I chose a different belt than the sparkly one that came with it. Here it is:



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  • Allyson
    Master May 2014
    Allyson ·
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    You look gorgeous! Aside from the issues you listed not being there, I have to say your arms look great! I know it's hard to see how pretty you are when you're struggling with self esteem issues, but I hope that over the next few months you can come to love yourself in the dress. Your FH is going to be shocked when he sees you.

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  • Christina
    VIP March 2014
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    I think you look great! If it's about your body, i'm not sure if I'd blame the dress. Although I think it compliments you and you look thin!

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  • Thankfully Anonymous
    Super February 2014
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    You crazy. You look thin and fabulous. Normally I'd say aw I'm sorry we all go through this...but you look awesome and the way you're seeing yourself in the mirror and the way you look to everyone else...complllllletely different.

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  • Laura
    Master November 2013
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    Girly you look amazing!!! It is absolutely stunning on you!!!

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  • ItsGoodToBeKing
    Master February 2014
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    I really love it on you, truly. It looks like it was made for your beautiful body. Everyone wants to be skinnier, taller, shorter, more toned, bigger breasted, smaller waisted, fairer, darker, ANYTHING. Everyone has insecurities but this dress looks awesome on you I love it Smiley smile

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  • NLeo
    VIP May 2014
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    Your waist looks tiny and I love the new belt! You look amazing!!!

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  • Ashleigh
    Master November 2013
    Ashleigh ·
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    I don't see any flaws! It's beautiful! We are always our worst critic. All I see is a beautiful bride Smiley smile

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  • JustMarried'14
    Master September 2014
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    OMG! You look fantastic in that dress. I love the style but am way to short and round to wear it Smiley smile

    I love the second belt. I think it adds just the perfect amount of romantic drama....I think you great. I don't like to tell people when they look unflattering, so I won't post anything in that case.

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  • P
    Super April 2014
    PurpleHairLover ·
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    First off can I just say you are gorgeous! Besides the dress you are just a very beautiful woman. Besides that I think the dress looks better on you than it would on a size 0. It is beautiful and you look positively stunning in it! It highlights your waist very well and the cut out in the back is just enough sexy! Smiley smile You're beautiful don't stress

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  • MissMadeline
    Master June 2014
    MissMadeline ·
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    You guys are seriously so nice. Being a woman is so difficult sometimes. I will try to stop worrying about it. And hey, at least I now have concrete motivation to hit the gym more!

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  • Lisa
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    Are you kidding? You look fantastic! That is a gorgeous dress and an even more gorgeous lady is rocking it!

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  • Out the Window
    Master May 2014
    Out the Window ·
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    MISS MADELINE!!!! Girl, you are stunning! Seriously, that body should not be hidden! I think you look absolutely fabulous in that dress and it is slimming! But I know what you mean... all of our words of flattery (AND WE MEAN THEM) fall of deaf ears when our minds make us see something that may or may not be there. We're terrible to ourselves.

    Here's the thing

    1 - I am ALWAYS ALL FOR BLING! If the bling went ALL the way around to the back, it'll give more of an illusion of a tiny waste. A small and centered bling leaves room for the side giving the IDEA that you are wider than you actually you are!

    2 - I know I'm not fat, but there's always room for improvement. Are you on MyFitnessPal? There are a few of us WW brides on there. Join and friend me. I'm OutTheWindow on there as well. I'm jumping back on the wagon and would love the support.

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  • FutureMrs.C
    Super April 2015
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    Girl you look gorgeous! that dress is incredible and you OWN IT!

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  • Aronna
    Master October 2014
    Aronna ·
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    There's nothing wrong with you or your dress.

    I don't know why you think you need be to more skinny!

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  • Mrs. Shanon V
    Master May 2014
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    I'm so sorry, I was too busy looking at the stunning lady in a beautiful dress to focus on your waistline Smiley winking you look marvelous, darlin.

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  • C
    Master July 2014
    csquid ·
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    Oh my goodness you look so gorgeous! I'm not just saying that. If I didn't think so, I wouldn't even bother commenting, I'd just move along. I love that dress and it looks so beautiful on you! I really like the belt you chose too. I normally go for bling but the softer looking one goes perfectly with that feminine dress.

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  • ArborDay
    VIP April 2014
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    Girl you look amazing!!!! Honestly, amazing!!

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  • D
    Master May 2014
    D ·
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    You look beautiful.

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  • MissMadeline
    Master June 2014
    MissMadeline ·
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    OTW: you're awesome, thanks. The bling is just in the middle but I decided to go with the flowery belt in the last two pics. That one does go all the way around and I'm hoping that the contrasting color will help. I think I opened a Myfitnesspal account a while back. I'll definitely get started with it!

    lol @Shanon H., you are so sweet!

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