I was nervous at first having to order a dress online; however, that's what everyone else was doing so I didn't have a choice. I ended up trying on 5 dresses before I decided on the Kaleigh dress in Cabernet. I will say I was annoyed at having to pay $50 to try on 5 dresses and then still pay for the cost of the dress......The cost of being a bridesmaid was much more expensive than I imagined. Anyway, the reason I chose this dress was because it has multiple layers and was heavy enough that it made me appear to be thinner and even without anything spanx, it looked good, but it wasn't so heavy it felt uncomfortable. The top also took away from the thickness in my arms. Even with a customized dress, it still had to be altered, but it looks like they will reimburse up to a certain amount if you have to have it done (I still need to do that). I ordered the dress early enough that I had plenty time to spare and received the dress well in advance and when they said I would. The Azazie bag they give you is really useless. It is so thin, that if you have to have it pressed (you will), it will mess the dress up, so when I had it altered, they put it in one of their plastic bags. I wore this dress for 12 hours on the wedding day and felt great in it. I did wear a push up bra in this even though it is made where you wouldn't have to, but it was still just a little big under the arms and certain ways I would move, you could see down the dress, but it was comfortable with the bra as well. All in all, as a person that generally wears a size 18, this dress looked and felt great. So, if you're on the larger side and don't want to try on 5 dresses and you're on the fence about what to wear, I recommend this dress. Check out my sizes as noted; this should give you an idea of how it will fit you. Good Luck!!
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