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vvviola Mon 09-May-16 21:05:56

Bought this dress today to wear to DD's First Communion.

I'm very overweight, completely self-conscious about how I look and it felt like a case of "best of a bad lot".

It actually looks ok, although the neckline is a bit higher than I would usually go for.

Any ideas how to avoid monoboob (I'm about a DD), and how to style this? (I tried to include a picture of the waist detail, but I think it might be a bit dark)

(It it makes a difference, I have fair skin, shoulder length black hair that will probably be blow dried straight on the day, green eyes, size 18ish. I'll be wearing industrial strength hold it all in underwear on the day)

vvviola Wed 11-May-16 20:25:26

Just bumping in case anyone has any ideas....

Cantusethatname Wed 11-May-16 20:28:24

It's lovely. Red lipstick, pretty shoes with heels and perhaps nice earrings? Less is more. You will look beautiful.
No monoboob ideas (I'm a padded bra person) but I'm sure someone will.

notthestereotype1 Wed 11-May-16 20:31:05

Hmm sorry, but if you're trying to avoid a monoboob, then I don't think this is the dress for you. Could you have the neckline altered? Maybe a deepish v?

I would suggest a bright wrap for over the top. Maybe red or purple?....

ThisIsNotARealAvo Wed 11-May-16 20:37:14

I like it! Get some nice heels and some good quality nude sheer tights. Then some jewellery, maybe some big earrings. Get your hair blow dried on the day if you can, I recently did this for a wedding and felt very polished. Nice nails and brows will also help you feel polished.

polyhymnia Wed 11-May-16 20:41:50

Not sure if it's black but, if so, is it not a bit sombre for a first communion?

Lovely. Tan shoes, nude tights and some bangles would be simple but pretty.

vvviola Wed 11-May-16 22:30:44

It's navy poly. And not really a dark navy - I don't know why it shows up so dark on the picture.

The problem seems to be notthestereotype is that it is so hard to find a plain coloured dress (patterns don't seem to suit me), flattering across the middle and a v-neck. V-necks seem so hard to find.

But there is a decent alterations place near my office that might be able to alter it slightly - maybe into a slightly lower round neck if they can't do a v-neck.

polyhymnia Thu 12-May-16 00:11:25

Navy will be fine. A V neck would be lovely if doable .

kickassangel Thu 12-May-16 00:23:29

Could you get a short bolero type cardi which does up and has a v-neck shape? If you had that in something like a bright/light blue ti could look really good.
like this

vvviola Fri 13-May-16 13:50:35

Alterations-man (who has performed miracle for me before) has said neckline can't be changed without destroying the dress.

I'm a bit afraid that the cardigan idea might be too hot, if the weather we are having now continues.

Maybe the monoboob won't be too bad...

Chewbecca Fri 13-May-16 14:03:21

It's a really nice dress.

Are you sure your bra is the right size if it giving you a monoboob? DD is quite small for a size 18. Maybe go for a good bra fitting and get a new one for the occasion that really sits well.

You could wear quite a clunky necklace with it and look nice, create the dip/v shape with the necklace rather than changing the dress!

vvviola Fri 13-May-16 14:15:27

I didn't put weight on my boobs when I but the weight on everywhere else. With the exception of a slight change in the back size, my breasts are exactly the same as they were when I was a size 14.

But, it probably is time for a new bra anyway. any excuse Unfortunately the "proper" fitting doesn't work for me. Got a bravissimo fitting once (which put me at a 32F) and I had to take the bra off on the way home because I thought I was going to vomit. Happened every time I tried it.

But, yes. New bra shall be had.

And will look into some nice chunky jewellery. I usually go with delicate jewellery, but something a bit chunkier might well do the job this time. grin

slug Fri 13-May-16 16:24:25

If you can't alter the neckline, use a necklace or bolero to give the illusion of one.

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