Best dress type???

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
12262 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think ballgowns are the best thing in the world. Just sayin’!

Post # 5
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Quarrie:  I think an A-line or trumpet style dress would look amazing on you, from your description of yourself.

Post # 6
7668 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d try a natural waist gown, either an a-line or a ballgown.

Post # 8
6209 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

There are tons of silhouettes out there! You won’t be that limited in what you can wear, so just go try them on and see what you like.


I’m shorter than you (would be the same height in heels), but I might describe myself in sort of the same way. I didn’t want to “disguise” anything, but I also didn’t love straight mermaids. I ended up with a 2 in 1 silhouette, a mermaid with a lace overlay. If I had asked this questions, I wouldn’t have even gotten an answer that described what I ended up liking!



Post # 9
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Quarrie:  I’m built similiar but only 5’2.  I went with an a-line because it hid my hips and stomach but accentuated my waist. 🙂

Post # 10
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Quarrie:  In my opinion, A-line dresses are flattering on every figure. My own dress is an A-line and I have similar proportions to you (5’3″, 130lbs, hourglass figure). I’m not busty at all (B-cup) and ended up going with a strapless sweetheart neckline. I also believe that strapless is flattering on everyone but some people with larger breasts may feel more comfortable having straps to support them. 

But it’s really up to you! You’ll definitely have a better idea of what you want once you start trying dresses on. You’ll often find that you change your mind about styles you liked and disliked!

Post # 11
2843 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Quarrie:  Me, too.  It came out after my wedding… or after I already had a dress. Don’t remember which.  Here are more pix.  It’s an allure gown.

Post # 12
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Quarrie:  you sound very similar to me :).  I am not very busty but I am 5’5″ and have an hour glass figure.  I thought I wanted a natural waist ball gown or a-line, and did like those, however, what I ended up falling in love with (and purchasing) was a fit and flare lace gown! I really think you should make sure that you should try on all sorts of dresses to see what you like.  Also, don’t just go by model photos becuse they will look very different in person/on.  For instance, I NEVER would have chosen my dress from the model photo. I still don’t like it in the model photo but love it on me 🙂 here are some photos for reference..

Post # 13
8707 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think we would need to see a pic of you. Honestly the best thing to do is get up and try on different silhouettes. Almost every woman says they have a hourglass figure.

Post # 14
2975 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@gelaine22:  Almost every woman says they have a hourglass figure.


OP go and have fun trying on dresses & you’ll see what works best for you. 

Post # 15
1831 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m 42-30-42 (yes, an actual hourglass) and I found that natural waistlines and A-lines look really wonderful.

Post # 16
3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MeiFrancis:  Oh my gosh, how stunning! You (and your dress) look so beautiful.

OP, I think we have vaguely similar body shapes…I’m 5’4 and a half, and hourglass. I found natural waist ballgowns and trumpet/modified mermaids most flattering on me. I think you’ll see from the examples below, the dresses that really accentuate the waist were most flattering. 








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