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#1 admin_ann

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:33 AM

Heather Wells Wedding Gown Contest

Heather Wells is getting married in Book 5, Size 12 is the New Black (due out in September 2013)! But she needs help choosing a wedding dress (as you know, Heather and her mom don't get along, so Mrs. Wells is no use helping her daughter pick out a dress). Heather needs all the advice she can get!

What kind of dress do you think Heather would look good in? Post your ideas (pictures of dresses from the Internet, or even designs of your own) on this page, and Heather (or Meg Cabot) will take a look at them. If Heather chooses one of your dresses or designs, you will win a free copy of Size 12 is the New Black!

Here is what Heather told Meg about what she wants:

"I'm a full figured size 12 and nearly 30 years old, so I'm not going to go for anything with a huge hoop skirt or I will look like I'm trying to be Scarlett O'Hara, but other than that, anything goes!"

Good luck!

(And when you're done dressing Heather, you can dress her bridesmaids!)
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

She needs a sweetheart neckline, with the bodice going in, then an A-line skirt for the dress. Some simple beading at the top, with the veil having matching beading. :)
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

I think she might suit a 50's inspired dress like my sister in law:
http://sphotos-e.ak....012081964_n.jpg
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

This dress:

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With this instead of a veil:

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:53 PM

She needs Lizzie Nichols to reconstruct her wedding dress would love for a cameo appearance by Lizzie in this, is that too much to ask? Probably something with sleeves, and since Heather is blonde ivory might be her best bet. I also see Heather going short like tea length for some reason.

Maybe something like this: http://www.bhldn.com...13-32da085940dd

Or this: http://www.bhldn.com...13-32da085940dd
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:56 PM

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http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr03/2013/1/10/15/enhanced-buzz-23713-1357848764-2.jpg

Both of these dress would flow on the bottom...perfect for a size 12 girl :)

I also like the sleeves...they will hide any flab!
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

I think this would be a perfect dress. The strapless silk with lace skirting, classic, simple, antique and beautiful. http://www.fishinthe...0.html#pictures
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

I think she would look gorgeous in a Disney Princess inspired gown by Alfred Angelo. There are so many different styles and you don't have to have the big puffy cake topper dress.

Here are some examples of dresses that I think would be perfect:

Rapunzel inspired:


Ariel inspired:

[url="http://www.alfredangelo.com/collections/productdisplay.aspx?ProductId=9295c68f-2d51-443b-92d1-25cba2375da0&CategoryId=1975d565-34d2-4d81-90c9-437deabe902d"]My link

http://www.alfredang...c9-437deabe902d
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:11 PM

This dress:

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With this instead of a veil:

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I like the dress, that would suit her more than the one with the shorter hem line.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:18 PM

http://http://www.we...esses-for-2013/

I love these little sleeves...perfect for Heather
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

I'd love her to wear something both simple and classy :)
the perfect match for Cooper *.*
<3

Like this one http://data.whicdn.c...front_large.jpg

or THIS ONE!!
http://data.whicdn.c...013-1_large.jpg

She is going to be gorgeous anyways :))
Can't wait for their wedding!!
xoxo



Heather Wells Wedding Gown Contest

Heather Wells is getting married in Book 5, Size 12 is the New Black (due out in September 2013)! But she needs help choosing a wedding dress (as you know, Heather and her mom don't get along, so Mrs. Wells is no use helping her daughter pick out a dress). Heather needs all the advice she can get!

What kind of dress do you think Heather would look good in? Post your ideas (pictures of dresses from the Internet, or even designs of your own) on this page, and Heather (or Meg Cabot) will take a look at them. If Heather chooses one of your dresses or designs, you will win a free copy of Size 12 is the New Black!

Here is what Heather told Meg about what she wants:

"I'm a full figured size 12 and nearly 30 years old, so I'm not going to go for anything with a huge hoop skirt or I will look like I'm trying to be Scarlett O'Hara, but other than that, anything goes!"

Good luck!


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

Well, Heather lives in New York, right? Why not go to the absolute mecca of wedding gowns in New York City? Kleinfelds.

At my senior prom my friend Rosemary (who's the same body type as Heather) wore this gorgeous navy blue strapless gown with ruching in the middle. She outshone all of us other girls (and one of us even wore a wedding dress). So that's what I picture Heather in; maybe not strapless, but something that hugs and accentuates. Cooper would definitely love it.

Here's a suggestion from Kleinfeld's site (you might have to create a profile and phony wedding date like I did, though):

http://www.kleinfeld...&rowid=2&page=1

There's also this gorgeous one from Carolina Herrera: http://www.carolinah...ection/5/detail

And this similar one from Vera Wang: http://www.verawang....2012/130-hilary
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

I'd love her to wear something both simple and classy :)
the perfect match for Cooper *.*
<3

Like this one http://data.whicdn.c...front_large.jpg

or THIS ONE!!
http://data.whicdn.c...013-1_large.jpg

She is going to be gorgeous anyways :))
Can't wait for their wedding!!
xoxo


Those are so gorgeous, especially the first one. The beaded top, just wow.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

I think she'd rock an empire waist dress that looks regal but not too over the top.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

Something short (for her rocker side) but girly. Like this:

http://wedimpression...-wedding-dress/
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

http://www.ferrarifo...um_rsAllItems=1

I can't actually show you the photo I'd like to, because the website doesn't allow me to insert an image, only a URL for one. Here's one which shows that wedding dresses don't need to be just white/cream/ivory....
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

She needs Lizzie Nichols to reconstruct her wedding dress would love for a cameo appearance by Lizzie in this, is that too much to ask? Probably something with sleeves, and since Heather is blonde ivory might be her best bet. I also see Heather going short like tea length for some reason.

Maybe something like this: http://www.bhldn.com...13-32da085940dd

Or this: http://www.bhldn.com...13-32da085940dd

oh my god how cool would it be to have Lizzie make a cameo appearance in Heather Wells??!!!
Especially since they both live in the Big Apple! :)
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

http://www.google.co...362426844750950

I hope that works, in my head that would be the perfect dress!
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=wedding+gowns+for+size+12+is+not+fat&source=images&cd=&docid=xHxex2zdi0B8JM&tbnid=y3jYPatUE82q3M:&ved=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.angeldress.co.uk%2Fblog%2Fhow-to-choose-the-wedding-dress-for-the-fat-bride%2F&ei=XKozUYjnJq6ayQGl-4GwBw&psig=AFQjCNFWvO14PlFjSoTRWxKkrLAY6ZvxfQ&ust=1362426844750950

I hope that works, in my head that would be the perfect dress!


That dress is super pretty, however, and I know you have probably nothing to do with that post from the website, but that post's wording was highly offensive, I feel like! PLUS that bride was NOT "fat", overweight, obese, she had a gorgeous body!

I know you probably didn't, just seriously was offended by that person, who wrote it, wording!
Great dress though! :)
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

Something elegant but unique, Heather's personality is to wild for it to be an ordinary plain traditionally white wedding dress, there needs to be flare and vibrance in it. Maybe something like this:

http://bridalhairsty...ing-dresses.jpg
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

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I think this gown would look wonderful on a bride with curves! I love Heather Wells and I think she could work this look all day long!

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

Wow if I ever have to buy a dress for a formal occasion again I'm TOTALLY consulting you guys first. You're the best!

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

Here is a link to a design I made, that I think would look beautiful on Heather! :)

My Hand Drawn Design I posted it on Pinterest because I couldn't figure out a way to upload an image from my laptop onto here.

It is loosely based on what I hope for my wedding dress to looking like in the future when I get married one day. One of the many awesome things about Heather is that she's got a normal body type, which isn't something you see or read about very often in a character! :)

Love this contest, and had a lot of fun with it! Thanks Meg and Ann! :)


Mandy over at The Romance Bookie :)
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

Here is a link to a design I made, that I think would look beautiful on Heather! :)

My Hand Drawn Design I posted it on Pinterest because I couldn't figure out a way to upload an image from my laptop onto here.

It is loosely based on what I hope for my wedding dress to looking like in the future when I get married one day. One of the many awesome things about Heather is that she's got a normal body type, which isn't something you see or read about very often in a character! :)

Love this contest, and had a lot of fun with it! Thanks Meg and Ann! :)


Mandy over at The Romance Bookie :)


That is really pretty, Mandy. It seems both modern and vintage-y which I like a lot.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:27 PM

These are two options that I think would look good on Heather.
http://www.maggiesot...spx?style=A3660

http://www.eugeniaco...ages/3524-1.jpg
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

I think Heather would look cute in the following tea length wedding dresses. I'm a fan of this length. I can't see her in anything too frilly and poofy, and I don't think Cooper would want her to be covered up in too much fabric. He'd like to see her showing off her curves. ;)

starberry, I love your idea of Lizzie from Queen of Babble working on a dress for Heather. I wonder if Meg would ever do a cross over like that.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

http://www.weddingso...ry/image/25326/
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:50 AM

http://www.jcrew.com/browse/popup_single_product_detail.jsp?jproduct=47485&imgSrc=http://s7.jcrew.com/is/image/jcrew/47485_NA6434_m?$pdp_fs418$&isFeatureColor=true
http://www.jcrew.com/browse/popup_single_product_detail.jsp?jproduct=47555&imgSrc=http://s7.jcrew.com/is/image/jcrew/47555_NA6434_m?$pdp_fs418$&isFeatureColor=true
I think either of these dresses would be lovely on Heather.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

Well for one I think Heather should go have a chat with Lizzie Nichols. She'd come up with the perfect dress! Something with a vintage feel to it anyways, secondly I don't think Heather should go for a typical dress and stay waaaay clear of white/cream. It won'T suit her figure and she'S no spring chicken anymore (I'm allowed to say that I'm her age....) Maybe a two done dress with one plain fabric and one that's a bold print?

Strapless is an even bigger nono she'll be stuck yanking the dress into place all day, could you imagine???? Cap sleeves maybe? they're very flattering and age-appropriate, heart shape neckline giving it more of a retro feel? And very flattering!
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

http://www.jcrew.com/browse/popup_single_product_detail.jsp?jproduct=47485&imgSrc=http://s7.jcrew.com/is/image/jcrew/47485_NA6434_m?$pdp_fs418$&isFeatureColor=true
http://www.jcrew.com/browse/popup_single_product_detail.jsp?jproduct=47555&imgSrc=http://s7.jcrew.com/is/image/jcrew/47555_NA6434_m?$pdp_fs418$&isFeatureColor=true
I think either of these dresses would be lovely on Heather.


Those are cute! I didn't even know JCrew had wedding style dresses! :)
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:21 AM

oh my god how cool would it be to have Lizzie make a cameo appearance in Heather Wells??!!!
Especially since they both live in the Big Apple! :)


That would be Awesome sauce!
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:23 AM

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I think this gown would look wonderful on a bride with curves! I love Heather Wells and I think she could work this look all day long!

Sarah


This dress is divine!!! Good pic!
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:32 AM

Love the lace and Slim line on this: My link

Image four of this vintage dress is to die for! My link

Love the heart shaped neckline of this: My link

Then I found these wedding dresses and my head exploded! My link

The beading on this is amazing!
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:39 AM

Actually now I think back on it, Heather seems the sort of girl who would have a bit of colour in her wedding dress...

This one has a Red Train

This one a Beautiful Red lining and back

Just love the skirt on this one
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

Onyx Gown http://www.bhldn.com...13-32da085940dd

Julie Gown http://media-cache-l...a3dd4d9287c.jpg

Windswept Gown http://www.bhldn.com...3-32da085940dd#

Ethereal Monarch Gown http://www.bhldn.com...13-32da085940dd

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:47 PM

Heather doesn't seem - to me at least- like the type who would wear a strapless wedding gown. I see her as someone buried in way too much insecurity for that. I also don't see her as someone who would go for a big fancy long puffy gown.

I see her in something more breezey, simple, and fun, with a lacy top: My link

But if she did go for a long gown, I still think she'd keep to having a cute lacy top/sleeves: My link
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

I think she'd rock an empire waist dress that looks regal but not too over the top.
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I think that dress is fantastic, and would really suit Heather. Plus, I'm sure Cooper will like it ;) But then, he'd love her in anything.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

http://d2tq98mqfjyz2...28134716262.jpg

simple, elegant, edgy, and flattering. everything heather needs on her wedding day.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

Heather doesn't seem - to me at least- like the type who would wear a strapless wedding gown. I see her as someone buried in way too much insecurity for that. I also don't see her as someone who would go for a big fancy long puffy gown.

I see her in something more breezey, simple, and fun, with a lacy top: My link

But if she did go for a long gown, I still think she'd keep to having a cute lacy top/sleeves: My link

I like the second dress, and can picture Heather in it, but I'm curious as to why you say she's insecure, as that isn't the impression I get of her. Rather, I see her as someone who's very comfortable with the way she looks even if other people don't like it. I might be mistaken, though, so if you could help me understand what you wrote, I'd be very grateful. Maybe I'll have to review my perception of her.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

I think Heather would look gorgeous in this pnina tornai gown.
http://www.juxtapost..._gown_in_satin/
I think this dress hugs all of her curves in all the right places, it's sexy yet classy, and very glamorous :)
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:10 PM

I like the second dress, and can picture Heather in it, but I'm curious as to why you say she's insecure, as that isn't the impression I get of her. Rather, I see her as someone who's very comfortable with the way she looks even if other people don't like it. I might be mistaken, though, so if you could help me understand what you wrote, I'd be very grateful. Maybe I'll have to review my perception of her.


I guess I just never read her as someone super confident in her appearance (like in the third book where she talks about wanting her then boyfriend to take off his glasses so he couldn't see her, etc.) Though I do feel Cooper has helped her become more self confident. I also could just be projecting my own insecurities. I think Heather is a beautiful strong heroine, I just don't see her as someone who would go strapless on her wedding day (again, I personally would never go strapless ever, so I could just be projecting).
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:12 AM

I guess I just never read her as someone super confident in her appearance (like in the third book where she talks about wanting her then boyfriend to take off his glasses so he couldn't see her, etc.) Though I do feel Cooper has helped her become more self confident. I also could just be projecting my own insecurities. I think Heather is a beautiful strong heroine, I just don't see her as someone who would go strapless on her wedding day (again, I personally would never go strapless ever, so I could just be projecting).

You're right. I guess I always focused more on how she always insists that she's just "big boned" and not fat, that I overlooked how she acted around Tad. But I think that after she and Cooper got together she became much more comfident, comsidering she spends hardly any time talking about her size on the fourth book. I agree wholeheartedly with you about the strapless thing, though, it is so not her.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:48 AM

I agree I think Heather Wells should meet up with Lizzie Nichols to help her get the perfect dress!

I think a cream colour with gold would look good and a empire waist styled dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Love this dress
http://www.freecodes... Dress_id188779
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