(Closed) Pear-shaped ladies… What kind of dress did you get?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would definitely go with an A-line or a princess – unless you want to rock your ASSets and go for a fit and flare!

Honestly I would try one of each on, when you finally go dress shopping ;-), to really see – who knows you could surprise yourself. So many girls end up with something they weren’t originally looking for!

I have a BM who is a 0 on top and a 6-8 on the bottom and when trying on BM dresses a-line dresses with a tight bodice were the best on her!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hey I got a trumpet.  Sometimes you need to show off your assets.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My sister is exactly your size @Boston Bee – she wore an asymmetrical trumpet. It looked much more flattering than a typical a-line. Hope the pic works…

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m pear shaped and my dress is strapless a-line. My top is 4 and I’ve to wear 6 for my bottom. I’ve tried a couple of different style but a-line looks the best on me.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m exactly your size @BostonBee…I know you’re not liking the whole strapless thing, but it really brings the eye up to the collarbone & shoulders, which visually evens us Pears out.  I went with an empire waist & chiffon silk, so it flows with the body, unlike some stiffer fabrics in A-line.  I’m actually selling mine…PM me if you’re interested.

Also, you could go with a V-neck or Halter neckline, with empire waist in flow-y fabric (that was my other wedding dress & I got SOOO many compliments on it!). 

Good Luck & keep us posted!

Post # 8
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558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m a 6-8 on top and a 10-12 on the bottom.  I got alfred angelo 2034. 

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Post # 9
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5390 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I got an a-line dress. My chest area is one size smaller than my bottom, but when I am in shape I am an hour glass. I got an a-line because no matter what, it would be flattering (and of course I love my dress).

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m a size 6 on the top and a 10-12 on the bottom, and I JUST tried on dresses this weekend.  The extreme mermaid dresses looked RIDICULOUS on me, but surprisingly, the trumpets with interesting detail on top looked good!  I think so long as there’s something to draw the eye away from the bottom, trumpet/mermaid can look good on pear-shapes without being too bootylicious.

I still ended up with an a-line, but I thought long and hard about one of the trumpets I tried on! 🙂

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I ended up with fit and flare.  I’m a 8 on top and a 12 on bottom.  Ruching and an asymetrical design made all the difference.  Also it just depends on where the “flare” is.  Like others have said, just try a bunch on and you’ll know.  I was surprised that I went this direction, I thought a dress like this would look foolish on my hips, but it’s what really looked best.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well, I tried on dresses before all my baby weight weas gone, so I ended up with an A-line. I wanted a trumpet to, as @miss_qween_bee said, to show off my assest, but they just didn’t look right with my after-baby-pooch.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did an a-line with a lot of ruching and detail up top (less detail in skirt) to focus attention up.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I wore this dress.. I didn’t really put much thought into trying to hide my shape though – I just wanted a pretty dress!

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Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I did an A-line with ruching on top. 

If I found a great one I would have tried to do the trumpet because I have a nice little butt (well bigger compared to my boobs) but the trumpets just were working.  I think if I had looked harder maybe it could have been perfect but the ones I tried on for some reason didnt’ flatter me.  I’m like a 0 on top and depending on the cut of jean wear b/w 4-6 on the bottom. 

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