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    Re: Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss - TLC

    [QUOTE=causingchaos;4092338;]When I made the trip down the aisle I want to say I was like a size 18/20 (I never pay that much attention since sizes are very arbitrary these days).

    Honest to goodness if you have a budget and you're buying the plus size stuff you are relegated to some really not that great looking dresses. I equated it to the poor, overweight girl trying to buy a prom dress. There just frankly isn't any selection because of what people think looks great on people who aren't thinner.


    Yes, i rarely pay attention to sizes on clothes for the reason you say. What a great idea you had going to the goth store! But, yes, the dusty corner of the store in bridal shops with out of date styles-that's EXACTLY what it was like when i went into the smaller boutiques. I should just Be lucky and thankful there was something in my size.

    Since, my adventure dealing with petty women I've discovered the world of beautiful retro dresses -made even lovelier than the original dress I wore for my wedding. Since we are renewing our vows when my husband returns I've already begun searching through tons of amazing catalogs and talked to people who own various shops who are willing to work with me though i live out of state. Though, to tell you the truth I think I'm still a bit traumatized by my previous experience. I do want to wear a wedding dress, though-which i didn't do for our our original vows. I don't know, at least I have time to figure something out for the renewals, that's half the battle, having time on my side.
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    Re: Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss - TLC

    Quote Originally Posted by redsox girl;4100026;
    Thank you for the words of support. You know, it's interesting, it's women who know how to mess with your head when it comes to size. They are usually the ones who want to bring you down a notch because they are More obsessed with the number on a dress or a pair of pants than a man is. So, maybe int he future I'll find a bridal shop run by a man rather than dealing with all of these insecure women who never got past being in junior high. Men react to presence, how you carry yourself, well, men worth knowing. I'm very secure about who I am and I know I am beautiful. I've know I am desirable for a multitude of reasons and men gravitate toward me probably because I've focused on all aspects of my being. It's women who have issues with my size-who treat me with disrespect. Most men I've met regardless of age or size get along with me quite well. I think I intimidate a lot of women, especially those who are tinier-they tend to resent the fact hat a larger girl like me gets more attention. Again, I am a size 14 and tall, so maybe I just carry it off better, being taller than most women. Beauty comes from within as cliché as that sounds, it's true. if you truly believe you are beautiful and you carry yourself with dignity, grace and style you will command attention in a room, positive attention. being able to carry on a conversation about a multitude of subjects, not having a potty mouth, being open to having a lot of fun without being coarse or crass, men really respond to that. Again, it's women who seem more obsessed about size in regards to other women.
    Those words are definitly the truth!! Altho even knowing that, I sometimes forget it and feel less worthy because of a bad hair day or a few extra pounds. Having had an over-critical and mean mother, I struggle, like a lot of women, to remember that it's attitude that makes you beautiful to others. I try to remember that being self-involved (worrying about what I look like) doesn't make me attractive. Being interested in the other people always makes you attractive.
    Good for you for being ahead of the game and don't let obstacles get in your way to finding the dress you want. Ever thought of having it made, just for you??

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    Re: Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss - TLC

    Quote Originally Posted by redsox girl;4100033;
    I'm a size 14 and quite tall- so I guess it was a hard cold slap in the face to have women behave so arrogantly-and trust me they weren't all lookers by any means. I just want to know why my local run shop wouldn't have a size 14 since more women these days fall into that size range. I honestly thought my issue would be `Boy, your'e tall, the dress won't fall right.' Not `we only have this or that in a size eight.'
    That's why I suggested calling shops and asking what sizes they carry. Some will carry more than the 6's, 8's and 10's.
    Going beyond finding something to be able to try on which is stylish and what you want, it's sad to me that we have an obsession with NUMBERS! Some of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen were what some would consider, "plus sized."
    It's true that the sizing in Bridal and formalwear is different from most ready to wear - what they call "vanity sizing." The thought in ready to wear is that if a woman sees she can get in an 8, for example, she's more likely to buy and buy more. Frankly, with better nutrition and whatever, people now days are just larger - including taller - than they were 40 years ago. But when you get right down to it, size is just a number. You are the same beautiful woman whether the dress says 6 or whether it says 16. We need to be accepting of who we are - as long as we are healthy - and not beat ourselves or each other over a stupid number. I have told people, "get what fits and if the size on the label bothers you, CUT IT OUT!"
    I'll get off my soap-box now. This is just a subject I feel passionate about.

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    Re: Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss - TLC

    [QUOTE=redsox girl;4100019;]I have a question-just out of curiosity why did you feel the need to `correct' the poster who was obviously trying to make me feel better (which I appreciated). What did you gain from correcting her? I'm curious. QUOTE]

    I was replying to #29, not your original post. I was neither trying to hurt your feelings nor correct the poster. We all comment on each others' posts, don't we?

    I think Marilyn Monroe was always beautiful, regardless of her size which flucutated just as it does for most of us.

    The quite neutral point I was trying to make is that Marilyn's size 14 is not today's size 14.
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    Re: Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss - TLC

    This is the only thread I could find for Say Yes to the Dress - am I missing something? I watch this show all the time! Am I the only one??

    Anyway, I just watched the latest episode with Omarosa on it. I admit I almost turned it off when she appeared, because she came off as such a horrible person when I've seen her on TV before. She says she has less "edge" to her now than she did before, and she's engaged to a reverend/pastor type person (as of the taping), and I guess she was less horrible than I thought she'd be.

    I thought it was interesting that she didn't want a white dress, since she had one all picked out for her wedding to Michael Clarke Duncan, but he unfortunately died. So, she wanted something dramatic ... but what she ended up with was basically a prom dress! It was a kind of pink, glittery, not very elegant like the clothes I've usually seen her in. She only tried on two (that we saw) that she even considered, though there was one more that they did as a joke to her friends - who were called "the committee." I actually liked that one the best!! The one she ended up with was fussy and too sweet, too young for her, IMO. She thought it was so dramatic, and I just didn't see that at all.

    The other bride in this episode was getting married under water, scuba diving! They showed them doing the ceremony too, and her dress ended up being very pretty and perfect for the unusual location.

    Next up on TLC is Nate and his husband's new show, helping home owners remodel/redecorate their homes. Looks good (I love Nate!) ... anyone else watching this one?

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    I used to watch this show all the time, but didn't think it came on anymore. I have it set as a season pass but it never records anything. The only thing it did recently record was a prom special. I had no idea there are still new episodes. I think I've even searched the guide a couple of times to make sure I wasn't missing something, but all I ever saw upcoming were repeats. I used to watch it every Friday night.
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    Re: Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss - TLC

    Omarosa was also married before. She was married when she was on the Apprentice, I think it was the first season. I think fame went to her head and she outgrew hubby #1, and divorced him soon after.

    I think the show is now on Saturday nights instead of Friday. I used to watch it too but haven't in maybe 3 years.

    One of my cousin's daughters was in an episode. She was a member of the bridal party of one of her friends. I saw her sitting on the couch with all the girls, the bride's mom, her godmother, and mother of the groom. The bride's godmother (her aunt) bought the bridal gown for her and spent about $5,000.00! (LOL I really didn't care for the gown she picked, but that's just me!) Then later on, they had the bride and her posse back again for alterations and they did show a few scenes from her actual wedding.

    I also liked to watch the Four Weddings show that came on after the Say Yes to the Dress show.

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    I watch SYTTD a lot. It's the kind of stress less fodder I need after work.
    I did not like Shay the new consultant or the new format this season.
    I skipped a few episodes.

    A knew someone who had a relative who was a Klienfield bride on SYTTD. She didn't come across well at all. Many comments about that episode said the bride was selfish, spoiled, and entitled, because she went over her moms budget and didn't offer to pay the difference.

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    Re: Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss - TLC

    Quote Originally Posted by MamaC View Post
    Omarosa was also married before. She was married when she was on the Apprentice, I think it was the first season. I think fame went to her head and she outgrew hubby #1, and divorced him soon after.
    And in between that she was also engaged to the actor from The Green Mile, who passed away.

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    Re: Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss - TLC

    I don't like what SYTTD has become. Its about famous brides and/or over the top brides. Last week it was that Omarosa chick (arghhhh) and the bride with that horrible group that called themselves a cartel. Can't we just go back to normal, everyday people?? I also enjoyed the Atlanta version although the 'southern belle' type was getting tiresome.
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