Post # 1
Ok ladies, I am a full figured bride who loves drama at the end of her dresses: These are the style that I’m thinking of…..
However I’m not quite sure how these would fit on a curvy girl in real life? Does anyone have any pics of dresses like these that they are wearing??? Thanks so so much!
Post # 3
I think you definitely have to try on this style because this can look great on some plus size women! For me, personally, it made me look and feel larger so skirt drama was a no-go for me. Plain old ballgown style worked great, but I wanted to stay away from that and be a little less tranditional. I ended up with a modified a-line with a dropped waist that had a lot of drama in the back. Here’s a pic for reference. I am a size 18.
Post # 4
The only way to tell is to try them on! I am very pear shaped and I am rocking a mermaid dress with a dramatic bottom at our wedding. I never thought it would look good on me, but I tried it on and fell in love.
Post # 5
Try it on! And then try some more on!
Often the styles we are wary about are the ones that surprise us most!
Post # 6
I agree with the others, you really need to try it on. I have seen some that totally rock the mermaid, while others it has not been their best look. You can only tell once you have it on.
Post # 7
Yes, they look great on curvy girls!! I got mine at Curvy Girl Bridal in Fairfax, VA (right outside of DC).
Post # 8
Here is the back of the dress
I figure since people would be staring at the back of my dress for a long time I might as well give them something to talk about!
Post # 9
I actually tried on the AA dress with the ruffles and it didn’t do me any favors. I didn’t find it to be particularly flattering at all… But I’m in love with the AA Ariel dress and it also has ruffles and “skirt drama”, but in a slightly different way…
Post # 10
@loves day: Beautiful! Love your dress!
Post # 11
It totally depends on your body and your own personal curves. That AA dress is actually the first dress I tried on and I really, really liked it! I found that for me, a slightly dropped waist did wonders but an actual mermaid…not so much.
@loves day: That dress is to.die.for!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
It depends on what you mean by curvy. Do you mean the euphamism for overweight or do you mean hourglass? Mermaid dresses are best for girls who are not hourglass and helps give the illusion of an hourglass. If you are actually hourglass, the effect can be too dramatic and make you look exaggerated. If you don’t mean that–say you have narrower hips than bust, a mermaid might look great on you. As a PP said, it depends a lot on your body’s proportions, less on your body’s size. Try some on. Try a bunch on. Mermaids, trumpets, fit-and-flares, and A-lines.
Post # 13
Thanks ya’ll so much, the dress pictures were all beautiful. I tend to use curvy for overweight since it’s more of a body positive word. I intend to try them on but considering ALL of the dresses i’m considering follow this trend I’m a bit scared I’m going to get to David’s Bridal & Alfred Angelo (the only places around where I live that have plus size dresses you can try on) and HATE everything!!
As you can kinda see I am a bit larger up top then on my hips.
Thanks so much for the input! I think i’m going to try to broaden my horizons a bit and open up to more dresses that are a different style
Post # 14
I think the dresses that you posted, that flare out at or below the hip, will accentuate a small waist and give you a nice silloette.
But, I think you’re using the wrong terminology. I think these are more modified A-lines. I think a mermaid gown is fitted through the knees, then flares out.
Have fun shopping!
Post # 15
ok- you tempted me to post another pick of my gown 🙂
Street size 18
Post # 16
I think you would look quite lovely in a dress with that shape!
And don’t forget, nothing makes you prettier than a little bit of confidence. 🙂