(Closed) Does Shape matter when picking a dress ?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes, different dress types definitely look better on some body types than others. For example, I’m extremely tall. When I tried on a few empire waist dresses, it was pretty funny how ridiculously loooooooong they made me look. (And not in a good way.) But you’ll never know until you try some on, so don’t feel like you have to decide in advance that you’ll only try on certain types of dresses. I had a very clear list of do’s and don’t for my dress… and ended up with a dress that violated almost all of them.

Post # 5
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

The mermaid and fit and flare dresses with rouching/folding of the bodice seem to look good on most figures in my opinion.  I am petite with a little extra weight but still hourglass and pretty much everything I tried on looked good except the dropped waist dresses.  My mom asked when the baby was due because they emphasized my stomach in a very unflattering way.

The best thing to do is go to the salon with an open mind and try on a few different styles.  Once the assistant saw how dresses looked on my body, she was able to make some suggestions that also looked really good on.

Post # 6
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

im a english size 8 – 10 dress orderd in a 10. one thing i noticed is mermaids dont suit skinnys with no hips.lol. but drop wait on skinny is great. i think mermaid on hippy girls english size 8 – 14 is ideal.x

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