Should pear shapes wear trumpet dresses?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have pretty similar measurements, maybe an inch bigger all around and I’m 6’1″. My dress is a fit and flare and I love it! There are certain dresses in that shape group that work, and some dresses don’t. I think yours works and it’s beautiful!

Edit: Oops, didn’t realize the pic isn’t you. Yes, so annoying that some places don’t let you take pics! Go try it on again and that will ease your worries. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It drives me nuts that places won’t let you take a picture of the dress on before you purchase it 🙁 I get that they don’t want to u knock it off…but c’mon.  We’re spending HOW much on a dress? the least they can do is let us get pictures to look at it. Ok, vent aside…I’ve seen a lot of posts where girls doubt themselves because of their shape, but the dresses always look amazing.  I’m pear shape as well, so I know the feeling of being self consious, but I also know we are all our worst enemies.  I’m sure the dress looks beauitful on you.  Can you go try it on again?  I know when I went to try my dress on the second time I fell in love with it all over again and knew it was the dress for me.

Post # 5
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

A lot of trumpets have a bodice that makes your bust look a little bigger so it can almost change your shape to an hourglass.  It looks like that dress might just do that!

I think you will be fine!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Arrowchan:  I was 34-26-39 and 5’7″ when this picture was taken! So DEFINITELY a pear, and I think I looked okay in it!

Post # 9
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4216 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My back end is like 4 sizes bigger. Yeah, I love my womanly hips though.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Arrowchan:  My goodness. Your figure could get away with anything. I felt a bit strange emphasizing the back end… but that’s what mermaids do. Maybe it’s just that it feels different for you. I honestly don’t think you have a thing to worry about.

Also thanks 😛

Post # 13
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Arrowchan:  A trick I came across, find a salon that has mirrors in the room where you change. Keep your phone on you when you change and when your by yourself take a pic in the mirror. It wont be that grand fitting room picture with the mirrors and the train fanned out, but it might be enough to ease your mind. And you have a rockin’ bod, so I cant see anything looking bad..

Post # 14
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2878 posts
Sugar bee

I’m not pear shape, I’m pretty much hourglass (35, 27, 36), and I’m going for trumpet, by far the most flattering shape on me ! I thought I would go mermaid at first, but I didn’t like how it hugged my thighs and flared away from my body from the knee down : even though I’m tall and slim, I felt the whole focus was on the hips and I didn’t like that. It looked unbalanced. However, the slighty difference brought by the trumpet shape (flares away from the thigh, and not the knees) is a perfect balance. It flatters every aspect of my hourglass figure and I love it !

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

It’s true that pear shapes will not look good in a lot of the trumpet/mermaid styles out there. But of everyone I know who’s gotten married, and all the pics I’ve seen on the Bee, I think I can say for absolute certain that there’s no one who will look bad in EVERY trumpet style. We pear shapes may just have to look a little harder for the right one.

I currently wear a size 8 top and a size 12 pants, and my runner up dress was a trumpet! The reason I didn’t choose it wasn’t because it wasn’t flattering–it was a home-run, make-your-momma-cry kind of beautiful on me. But in the end, I just couldn’t get past my little-girl dream of having the big, puffy ballgown.

I’m sure that if the Dakota doesn’t work, you will find one that will!

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