I'm sorry, this question must sound horribly vain, but please hear me out.
I bought these dresses today on a whim because I thought they were lovely. When my friends came over later I tried them on and asked what they thought. My friends said they were sorry to break the news, but I was too chubby for such tight dresses.
I appreciate the opinions of my friends and should probably listen to them, but I wanted a batch of second opinions. The tags are still attached, so I can return them for a full refund.
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I think the red dress fits your curves in just the right places. You're curvy, not chubby at all. I think both dresses are cute, but I prefer the red one to the black. The thing about horizontal stripes is that they make everyone's shape appear shorter and wider. I'm also a girl with a curvy body and I tend to avoid horizontal stripes. From what I can tell though, it looks perfectly normal. If you like the dress, keep it. They both look great on you!:) I'm not sure what's going on in your friends minds though.
They don't look too tight at all. Have you tried sitting and bending over in them? If you can do that comfortably then I think you are OK :) You don't look chubby either, I don't know what they were talking about :S Maybe they were just jealous because they look good on you?
Your friends are either purposely being bitchy, or blind. You're not chubby at all (at least not that I can tell from your pictures) and those dresses look awesome on you. They're really cute, too, by the way. :P