Post # 1
So I found a few fit-and-flare, mermaids and trumpets that I loved… and I actually nearly committed to Kitty Chen’s Brooklyn (called to order it, chickened out and hung up the phone!)… I have only tried on a couple ball gowns (one of them was Allure 8969) but I really, really love it.
The problem is that now that I’ve started the ball gown hunt, all my girlfriends and my mom and even the sales people keep discouraging me from “covering up” my figure. I keep hearing that “it would be such a shame to cover your body” and “if I had a figure like that…” and “you’re going to look back and wish you would have worn something more fitted…” etc.
I know it shouldn’t matter what other people say and I should do what I feel is best for me (not to mention I should be thankful for the compliments!) but I am wondering… did any of you slimmer ball gown brides feel regretful afterwards? Or anyone who wore a fitted gown wish they would have gone with a ball gown? Or anyone with any opinions!!?
Pictures: Me in: Kitty Chen Brooklyn, Kitty Chen Ginger, Allure 8969 and finally the type of ballgown I’m looking at now (big statement, no sparkle).
Post # 3
@LoHall: OMG THE FIRST ONE! I know you’re starting to look into ballgowns, but please consider #1 because you look incredible in it!
Post # 4
@LoHall: I kind of love the tighter fitting ones too..They really do your figure justice..
Post # 6
Definitely #2!!! That looks amazing!! I don’t like #1 and #3 covers you up too much.
Post # 8
Where whatever you like best! I had people tell me the same thing, and I went with a ballgown anyway. A ballgown stll shows off your figure (makes waists look tiny!) so I don’t think it’s a shame to wear over something more fitted. I tried on both, both looked good, but ballgowns made me feel like a bride, so I went for it!
If you want to make sure to show a bit of your figure in a ballgown, either opt for one that starts to flare out at the hip so it shows younr hourglass off (which is the “normal” ballgown fit like you posted in the Pronovias dress on bottom) or a dropped waist that hugs a bit lower on your hips. The natural waist one you have a picture in, while still shows you have a tiny waist, does cover up your curves a bit which is why your family and friends may object. So look for a ballgown that is well fitted in the bodice and hopefully will be a happy medium.
Post # 9
Normally, I’m in the “do whatever you want, it’s just a dress!” camp. So, if you’re REALLY dreaming of ballgowns, go for it…
BUT DAMN GIRL, fitted dresses love you. It’s not just that you have a great figure, it’s that you’re also petite. When we talk about ball gowns covering up, that’s really true. So with a dress that’s huge on it’s own, you risk becoming this tiny little thing being worn BY her dress. Whereas in either of those more fitted dresses YOU own the show, you’re going to have to be very, very careful to find a ballgown that doesn’t overwhelm you. Those first two dresses, you look like you could walk straight down the aisle, they look *perfect.” But the ballgown looks a little, eh, less special – because it doesn’t show you off as much and just look made for you.
Hope that helps! Whatever you do, I’m sure it’ll be fantastic 🙂
Post # 10
Brooklyn! You look fantastic in it!
I don’t think you will regret it as long as you love the dress you choose. You could rock anything. I’d love to see you in another ballgown but from these, Brooklyn all the way!
Post # 11
I wore a ballgown. I loved that dress but at the end of the day it was just too heavy. I think you look great in #2
Post # 12
Go with what YOU love. I find my eyes attracted to the dresses that cover the most, even on the thinnest models. (I’m talking sleeves and all). It’s just a look I love.
Post # 13
Ginger (#2)– absolutely beautiful!
Post # 14
Honestly I would go with what you want. In the end you’re the one whose going to look at the pictures 10 years down the road, and will you say “that’s me” or “that’s what people wanted to see me in.” Definately keep trying on different dresses (all types) you might be pleasantly surprised and fall in love with a style/dress you never expected to like.
Post # 15
I love the first one aswell. I have to admit, I wanted/went with a ballgown and sometimes wish I had gone the fit & flare route to show off my figure more.
Try some ballgowns with different waists; you might be able to get the best of both worlds.
Post # 16
I think it’s silly for others to try and put you in a specific wedding dress just because of the whole “if you’ve got it, you should flaunt it” idea. It’s like if I went around telling all the slim girls with nice long legs that I don’t think they should ever wear anything other than jeggings. Fit is one small part of it, but an even bigger part should be your own taste and your vision of your day. I think the ballgown you posted on the model would still very much flatter you, you don’t have to highlight every curve to look great in a dress.