I'm shopping for gowns, and two (nearly polar opposites) dress silhouettes really catch my eye... I love the sweetheart sheath with seams down the middle to help flatten the tummy, but I also love the ballgowns. But I'm wondering, do ballgowns make a plus-size even MORE plus sized? I don't want to look like a giant tulle monster, the goal is to look slimmer... but I've heard that with a natural waist, it can be good or bad. I've attached photos of what I'm thinking. Please give me your opinions - I'm a size 16 apple shape! Thanks!