(Closed) Body Shape – I’m a Triangle. :(

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

No idea. But just wanted to say that I really enjoy the diagrams you popped in here. Making me wonder what I am.  

I don’t think a triangle is bad. The picture here just looks bad.  There are lots of fabulous looking triangles out there. Be your healthiest you and you will look great. 

However, I think there is a lot that fashion can do to emphasize or de-emphasize aspects of a body.  I’d focus on that.  Sounds like you are already healthy.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m straight. It is so freaking frustrating to find dresses that fit in the waist that have structure without having to buy way too big since my waist doesn’t nip in much like it does in standard sizing. Plus, I am 6’1″, so even though i’m thin for my height, i’m still a size 12, so often bigger sizes don’t exist to go up to in regular clothes. I so feel your pain!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i think i am an hourglass… but i could be a more pearish hourglass if that makes any sense….

bust 42 (sz 12/14)

waist 36

hips 44 (size 16)

i ordered my dress in a 16 for my hips and the rest will have to be taken in 🙂

Post # 6
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1254 posts
Bumble bee

Just an FYI for ordering your dress: I’m a triangle too and when I was trying on dresses at Alfred Angelo (a mermaid cut) the seamstress happen to be in the store. When I asked the sales rep what size I would need to get, she mentioned an 18 (I’m a street size 10/12) based on the largest measurement which was also my bust. The seamstress overheard and told her to get a size based on my hips instead. Supposedly, it is easier to let-out the bust than it is to take in the hips. Taking in the hips takes a lot of time (ergo more money too) because the seamstress has to make sure that the shape of the dress remains the same. Whereas most designers leave room at the bustline for the dress to be let out and have already accounted for the expansion. I ended up getting a dress from a different store so I don’t know what the result would’ve been.

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