Post # 1
Hey ladies! I’ve been searching for dresses for about a month, and I’m having trouble finding anything I like. I’m 5’3 and stocky, which is not helpful. I have started to lose weight but I know I have to order the dress in the next 4-6 weeks to provide time for alterations.
Anyone else about my size that has any suggestions of dress types that flatter? I feel like a blob. Also, there was one I kind of liked (sweetheart neck corsette dress with ball gown in taffeta with pull-ups) but when I looked at the pictures my sister took of me in it, I was rather disgusted….
Post # 3
Who cares what your sister likes! I def think sweetheart neck + corsette dress is the way to go but I’d stick with A line. A ball gown can swallow a short person up.
Post # 4
thanks, I will give the A-line a try. maybe that’s what I wasn’t loving about the other dress?
Post # 5
Have you been mainly picking out dresses yourself or have you had a consultant help? I’m 5’3 as well and thought I would just go with A-line, but the consultant at the second store I went to took one look at me and pulled a whole bunch of styles I never in a million years would have thought to try on. Turns out they suited me so much better than what I would have instinctively tried on!
So I would definitely keep an open mind, ask a good consultant’s advice, and try on a good range of styles. You may be surprised at what you’ll fall in love with!
Post # 6
Have you tried on all different styles? Maybe what you thought you wouldn’t like is what would look the best on you. I agree in an Aline – it really defines the waist and is very slimming. My daughter is petite and when she tried on Aline ballgowns- they looked terrible on her. It made her waist look ridiculously tiny. Think Scarlett in Gone with the Wind. She is small busted and the gowns with straps just made the bust area look smaller. Strapless dresses were better.
My point is this…it doesn’t matter what size you are- there are gowns that will not flatter you. If the shop allows, take pictures and look at them that way. It’s amazing how that gives you a different perspective. I did that with my MOB gown. I am slightly overweight and some of the gowns that I liked looked terrible when I saw pictures of me in them. The gown I ended up buying made me look much thinner. Everyone says that when I show them a picture of me in it.
Keep trying and be open to anything. Finally, ask the consultant to pull some dresses for you. They do this everyday. They will have a good idea of what color, style etc will be flattering to your body shape. Don’t judge it by how the dress looks on the hanger. My daughter’s consultant pulled a dress and she HATED it, she tried in on anyway, just for fun.. and fell in love with it!
Good luck and relax- you will find your dress.
Post # 7
I have tried on a few styles, but I was trying more ball gowns, I think the A-lines will help. I have a decent bust and I’m not pettite in the waste.
Pictures seem to change my mind as well- ones I think I like on sometimes look awful in photos!
Post # 8
I am 5’3’ish and my body type is “TEAPOT” meaning SHORT AND STOUT (lol!)
This is my dress! I love her and am meeting her today!
Sorry they are so HUGE!
Post # 9
thanks cupcakemeg- your dress is beautiful!
Post # 10
A lines are very flattering on most figures & wearing high heels can help make you look longer/taller! I’m 5’1 & have VERY high heels to wear under my A line gown
Have you tried looking at Pronovias gowns? I was having a really hard time finding a dress that I loved & decided on Pronovias Melisa 🙂