A CURVY bride was heartbroken after trying on wedding dresses which didn’t suit her frame, with her own mum saying she ‘looked like a turkey’.
Bethany previously appeared on TLC’s Curvy Brides Boutique, as she hunted for the perfect frock which would accommodate her large chest.
Bethany was a single mum-of-four before meeting fiancé DaveCredit: TLC
Bethany, a mum-of-four from Cornwall, was due to wed fiancé Dave, but she struggled to find a dress which fit.
Travelling to the Essex boutique run by experts Jo and Al, Jo immediately tells her: “I’m going to say that, just looking at you, the size is going to be dictated by the girls.”
Her mum Jackie says Bethany wants to feel “relaxed and calm” on her big day.
And Bethany says she’s worried about her chest, adding: “I really don’t want them falling out!
Mum and sister Jackie help Bethany pick out her dream dressCredit: TLC
“I’m looking for a feeling rather than a look.
“I definitely just want to feel comfortable and be able to enjoy the whole day in my dress.”
As Jo gets to work looking for the perfect dress, she admits: “These girls are enormous, and she’s sort of said the dresses she tried on were a size 22.
“I am confused because those girls, they need a bigger cup than a size 22.”
Bethany’s first pick is a corseted dress with sparkles which she has her heart set onCredit: TLC
Bethany rifles through the dresses and selects one she has her heart set on, which has a corseted design and plenty of sparkle.
But as she reveals the dress to her mum and sister, Jess, their reactions aren’t quite what she was expecting.
Her mum Jackie says: “She looks a bit like a turkey, trussed up.”
But she doesn’t feel as if it flatters her figure, saying everything is ‘squidged’Credit: TLC
And sister Jess agrees, saying: “When she came out in that dress she looked, uncomfortable.
“She didn’t’ look comfy at all, she looked awkward.”
Even Al admits the gown was the wrong choice, saying: “This isn’t a good one. We need to get this off quickly.
Mum Jackie says Bethany looks like a turkey in her dream dressCredit: TLC
“There was so much about this dress that she loved, but unfortunately I think we underestimated Bethany’s bust line.”
Despite it being Bethnay’s original dream dress, she begins to see how it’s not the most flattering shape.
She fears it emphasises her stomach, saying: “I feel like it’s too tight, it’s making everything squidge up.”
Even Al says this dress is not right for BethanyCredit: TLC
The team go back to the drawing board, with Jo selecting an American-style dress.
She says: “So the next dress is American. It means it’s got a real generous bust, it’s not structured, it’s lightweight. This could really fit the bill.”
As soon as Bethany sees herself she lights up, with the frock ticking all the boxes.
In the end she goes for an American-style dress which she falls in love withCredit: TLC
She says: “I feel really, like, me in this. I feel very relaxed in it.”
Bethany decides this dress is the one, and mum Jackie bursts into tears, saying: “That particular dress just brings out something in her, she looks so lovely!”
Curvy Brides Boutique airs exclusively on TLC.
And this couple got married on Zoom leaving friends and family in tears after their dream wedding was cancelled.
We recently revealed how a First Dates couple who captured hearts with their mum’s devastating brain tumour battle were also forced to cancel their wedding.
While a devastated bride whose £30k wedding was cancelled with 18 hours’ notice over coronavirus got ‘married’ at Burger King.