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Grad dress... - June 12th 2010, 06:25 AM

Hi. So I graduate next year. The boy I want to marry told me he really wants to take me. Regardless of if that happens, I really want to go. My problem is that I hate dresses with a fiery passion burning deep within my soul. I'm also a plus size girl and I don't think I look good in dresses because of my big tummy. I really want to look good and not feel self conscious without having to loose a shitload of weight. I am happy with myself, minus the dress issue. Besides, I will never be skinny.

Is there anything I can do? I have looked online at plus size dresses but all the plus size dress models aren't plus size!!! How convenient. And even the ones that are bigger are not like me and so I don't even feel like there is any hope.

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Re: Grad dress... - June 12th 2010, 10:36 AM


Well I don't like my belly either so I will just tell you what I am doing for my dress. Basically if you get a dress that comes in under your breasts and then flows out then it should be flattering because it doesn't cling to your stomach. Here is a website that offers advice about plus sized prom dresses (im assuming it's the same sort of thing you want?)Here's an example:

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Re: Grad dress... - June 12th 2010, 11:16 PM

It really just deponds how big you are.
But I would take a good look at goodwheel alot and other cheap stores , Casue they tend to have alot of dresses I find that all that tiny.
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Re: Grad dress... - June 14th 2010, 02:47 AM

Maybe instead of wearing a dress wear a nice shirt and a nice pair of pants? or a skirt?

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Re: Grad dress... - June 14th 2010, 04:51 AM

I thought of that but I want to be normal ya know? All the other girls will be wearing dresses.
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Re: Grad dress... - June 14th 2010, 08:13 AM

I could give you some dresses but fashion is always changing and it will probably change one year from now, you could try wearing a skirt and a nice blouse, skirts are also cute.

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Re: Grad dress... - June 16th 2010, 05:59 AM

I'm a plus size girl also, and I went to a few different dances and managed to get awesome dresses for all. I'm not sure how dressy it is, but if you're looking for cocktail dresses your best bet is probably Torrid. www.torrid.com They go up to a [Edited] in everything and a [Edited] in a few things. (I'm an apple shape also though and I find their sizes run a little smaller in the waist so you might want to order a size up.. don't worry about it though.. free exchanges if you need a different size!) Their dresses are pretty good quality and aren't all that expensive for plus size clothes. If you need something fancier, I suggest David's Bridal/David's Prom. Here's a link to their plus size section - http://www.davidsprom.com/dresses.jsp?g=19 Their plus sizes go to a [Edited] and they have a lot of styles to choose from. They also have a lot of dresses for only $50 or $60 right now. If you need even fancier than that .. like a gown, you should check out www.igigi.com (about $150-$200 for a dress) and also any higher end wedding dress designer, as most if not all have plus sizes up to [Edited]. I purchased one from Alfred Angelo for my prom a few years ago. Since they're considered high end it's quite expensive there.. my dress was about $400. Here's a link to their prom dresses - http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collecti...E-AF149EB16434 I'm actually trying to sell my gown, if you're interested. It's a size [Edited] (it's been slightly altered), worn once & dry cleaned after. If you want pictures or anything, PM me.

As far as advice.. don't worry! I know you're not a big fan of dresses but it really can be fun picking out the perfect one. I suggest getting a dress that is looser in the tummy/hip area if you're uncomfortable with that part of your body. The gown I wore was tight in my chest and down to my belly button.. it helped to flatten out my tummy a little, and then it flowed out from there so it hid everything else. I know it's discouraging to see thin models modeling plus size clothes, but I promise there's a dress out there that will look good on you and you'll like. It just takes awhile to find it. If you need any other info, feel free to PM me. :]

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