Post # 1
I am a pear shape…sigh. I found my absolute dream dress- an Oscar de la Renta within the budget. I haven’t tried it on yet, but I know this is the exact style I want. But it is a sheath/column with a princess waist.
What do you think- will it show every curve? Have any of you seen any dresses like this with an A-line?
Post # 3
What is the key feature that you are wanting in the dress? Is it the neckline? The lace?
I was considering a similar dress. Not quite a sheath but the one I was looking at was close enough to a “trumpet” that I had similar concerns and finally decided that if I really wanted it I would wear whatever control garments I needed to wear to make myself feel GOOD in it! I was looking into the all in one old school style (think 50’s girdles with garters attached… they nip the waste, act as a bra, tummy tucker and hip/buttock smoothing too!).
You should first try it on and then decide. you never know until you do!! But if it’s the lace you like there are lots of variations of lace dresses (and I think I’ve seen most of them online, seeing as how I’m lace-obsessed!).. so tell us what it is you like most about it.
Post # 4
I thought this style was EXACTLY what I wanted. Until I tried it on. It was beautiful in the photos but made le look at least 10 lbs heavier. You have to try it on, before you can decide!
Post # 5
I think you should go try it on!! If it does make you look in a way that is not flattering and undergarments don’t work, then maybe you can have it altered. Is this in a store or are you buying online? If it is not returnable I would not take the risk.
Post # 6
Try it on to make sure you love it on your body first. A dress on the hangar/model/photo may look nothing like that once it is on you! Honestly though, who cares what shape you are as long as the dress you are wearing makes you feel beautiful and you are comfortable wearing it! And if it shows off more of your curves than the supposedly “ideal” cut for your body shape, then I say good job for rocking your dress and feeling fantastic in it!
Post # 7
Have you tried on any sheath dresses before and liked the way they looked? I’m more of an hourglass shape and hated the way they looked on me. Emphasized my hips and made me look fat. Also the lace and embroidery makes the silhouette thicker than a more sleek fabric would. You really gotta try it on and see how you feel in it.
I wore an all lace a-line Romona Keveza, but I think we’ve already spoken about that dress couple months back:)