Can you suggest a dress for a tall, thin, flat-chested woman?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’d opt for a sheath gown with just enough plunge at the neckline to show some minor cleavage.

Also, just because you’re flat doesn’t mean you can’t rock a strapless.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

^^ What she said.

Other than ball gowns, which you’ve said you don’t want, you could also wear sheaths and mermaids, including dresses with tiers or pouffy/floaty layers that would look sucky on everyone else. You could also wear flowy unstructured sheaths that look awful on girls with curves, but look really good if you’re tall and thin.

As for necklines, you have heaps of options. High necks like bateau and one-shoulder can help make your boobs look bigger, but you can also wear strapless, spaghetti straps, and even really plunging v-necks and halters that are too revealing on bustier brides.

As you don’t care about having a typical big ball gown wedding dress, you have a few more options open to you, even with a $500 budget. You could look at white/cream/pastel evening dresses:

 

 

Many bridesmaids dresses come in ivory.

Of the actual bridal gowns, these 3 David’s Bridal dresses should suit you and are within budget.

 

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wish I was able to find a photo of a friends dress from her wedding last month, but it was specially designed – so no stock photos available. She’s tall, thin and flat chested – so exactly what you described!

She wore a strapless sweetheart neckline that had some ruching, and was a trumpet style … and it looked great. She had cups sewn in to give her some chest, but it was still very flattering. She she added an applique to the waist – since it was a very plain dress otherwise. It also tied in the back.

Like PP’s said, I would avoid ballgowns – you would get lost in all that fabric! But, you could go with sheath, or a lace sheath – something body hugging.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Peanut-Sue:  your suggestions are spot on! If I were the body type of the OP I would be going for a backless dress for sure. You have great taste!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

priyawouldntwannabeya:  that’s nice of you, thank you. These particular dresses aren’t in budget but are just style examples. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

mrsgarkenzie:  I’ll trade you…I love those dresses but I’d look like a lumpy sausage in any of them.

I agree, rock a backless dress!!!! I wish I could but I’d be constantly picking my boobs out of my dinner if I didn’t wear a corseted dress and a good bra 🙁

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This dress is made by Casablanca Bridal & is #1975.. It’s from 2010 so it would definitely be less expensive,  especially if you find a sample or a used one.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

mrsgarkenzie:  the neckline of that one looks fine, but the material looks a bit heavy. I think it would swallow you up. 

Basically if you wanted to wear a heavy fabric like satin it would need to be skin tight, at least through the chest, abdomen and hips (so basically it would be a sheath or mermaid). If you don’t want to wear a form fitting dress then look at fabrics such as charmeuse, chiffon, tulle, lace, organza and also lighter cotton, poly and blended fabrics.

The dress you posted in your first post (that the other Bee wore) is charmeuse, by the way.

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