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It’s the only thing holding me back from this dress. I literally ordered a sample from the designer to try on because it’s from 2018. A friend of mine got married earlier this year and everyone was talking about how bad she looked in her dress I don’t want to be in love with the dress and look past wether or not it looks good on ME.
Girl, you absolutely do NOT look chubby in this dress! if that’s the only thing holding you back from getting it, then you have nothing to worry about! That being said, make sure you are going to feel confident in whatever dress you get. You want to feel beautiful, confident, and comfortable in whatever you are wearing for your big day. You are going to have eyes and cameras on you the whole time- Are you going to feel self-conscious? Because that will translate in photos. Also, are you going to feel comfortable to sit down and eat in that dress? Are you going to feel comfortable dancing in it? You want to remember your wedding as one of the the best days of your life- not be miserable and self-conscious. I say this because this happened to one of my friends. She purchased a fitted dress that she looked absolutely amazing in! But, she was still super self-conscious in it, no matter how many people told her how gorgeous she looked. She spent the entire evening trying to suck in her stomach, and refused to eat more than a couple bites of food at her own reception. Nearly all of her professional photos look strained and uncomfortable. So, bottom line, you look amazing in the dress! But even more important than that is how YOU feel in it!
You do not LOOK chubby. You look great. If you’re feeling insecure about it you can try a body shaper. Bridal shops have some that fit perfectly with different types of dresses. I don’t think you need it but that’s a suggestion
The only difference between your pic, and the models in the designer pictures , is that they are wearing the proper foundations. Fit and flare dresses whether a bell, trumpet or mermaid, are meant to be worn with a petticoat, or a slip with a petticoat bottom. Usually ruffles of stiff netting located between where the skirt spreads out, and your feet, push the bottom section of the dress away from your body when standing or walking. The front of your dress from waist down should never have a hollow where the dress moves between your thighs at all as you walk. That hollow makes the part of the body just above it, front hips and belly, appear to stick out, when it doesn't. With a petticoat, your front should be flat and even , no hollows, from hips to feet, whether seen from the front, or sides. The spread at shoulders and lower legs is also what gives you the appearance of an hourglass. With a loss of the line where the bottom skirt is pushed out by a petticoat, Your hip area appears bigger than below. No, No, not an illusion you want. Take advantage of the spread at bottom with a petticoat, for a nicer body line.
Flat front, no indentations from skirt dropping between legs in the middle. Your figure is great. There are about 15 different shapes for petticoats, but this type should do.