Of course not - they are perfect for curvy size 14 figures, just get one that fits properly (obvious but I think people make the mistake of squeezing into too tight ones). And wear some smoothing underwear.
im a size 14 too but am 5'9 so may get away with slightly more. But i have a shitty mummy tummy that sticks out a little bit more than my boobs If i wear a body con have to wear a tummy control thing underneath, and the dress needs to be lined, so while the lining clings to all the wrong bits and the dress skims over the top of the lining and looks acceptable.
If you are 5'2 and largeish of nork and tummy then you are exactly the same size as me and you need Vivienne Westwood Anglomania! trust me - you will look at her strange bits of jersey on the hanger and think it couldn't possibly fit/suit you - then you will put it on and your dp's eyes will come out on stalks and he will not even utter a single word of complaint when you trip whistling to the till.
Wait for the sales and you can pick one up for about a hundred pounds and on a cost per wear basis mine has been fantastic value. I really want to get a couple more but other than black, most of the colours she does are too bright for me.
I have this one and the night I wore it several people came up to me to congratulate me on losing all my baby weight. It was that good. Dsis thought I looked a size 10, prompting me to go out and buy it in white and purple too. Its amazing what control pants and a good dress can do.
well this is eye opening... my body has changed massively in the space of a year (I've put on 3 stone and gone up to a size 12) and there is no way I would wear anything tight across my stomach - esp not satin. I still have an hourglass figure front-on but the idea of someone being able to see that my stomach comes out almost as far as my bust and further than my thighs makes me feel abit sick tbh...
TBH before i tried this dress on if someone had suggested satin and bodycon i would have laughed them out of town. But it must be combination of the lining and the satin is quite thick, and the panels going across the way, it does have a slimming effect. And the heavy duty control body suit.
I have the m&s 2 sizes bigger body which holds in stomach, increases my boobs and smooths out my lumpy waist. Unfortunately m&s seemed to have stopped selling these so am constantly checking on ebay for them.