Post # 1
I tried on a Martina Liana ball gown that I love! But now I am questioning if I should go for a mermaid/fit and flare gown.
I have a small chest/upper half (size 2 to 4) and wide hips/big butt (size 8-10)
I don’t know what will look best on my frame. Anyone have the same problem??
I could use any input!
Post # 3
@ralajov: I think the only way you’ll really know is if you try on more dresses. But I just goggled wedding dresses body types and got this cool site http://www.impressionbridal.com/style-guide.html 🙂
Post # 4
It really depends on what you want to flaunt, if you’re proud of your butt, you’d probably want a mermaid style or fit and flare. If you want to cover it up, A-lines are pretty popular.
Post # 5
I have your same measurements. I think you really can go with any type of shape. For me personally I thought I wanted a ballgown and thought they looked good on me. Then I tried fit and flares and felt that they complimented my figure better and helped me to look more balanced and curvy.
There is a great thread on here about pear shapes that show women in all types of dresses that you might find helpful!
Post # 6
I am 5’4″, and like a floppy C cup in the boobs and have bigger hips. I went the mermaid route 🙂
Post # 7
I have similar measurement with like a size 2 up top and an 8 on the hip. The only way to know is to try on every type of dresses. I went with the fit and flare style. But this is also because I am short 5’1” only so the ball gown I felt was too much fabric on me.
Post # 8
@Westitude: your fit&flare dress looks absolutely AMAZING. I’m a pear shape too (a pretty skinny one at that – 0-2 on top and 2-4 bottom) and keep reading that mermaid/fit&flare doesn’t work for pears etc. etc. etc., but your dress goes to show that there really are no fixed rules!
Post # 9
I am the same way. Size 2-4 bridal up top and 8 in the hips. I wanted to show off my figure so I got a fit andflare. I have big arms and didn’t want to cover up my body with a ballgown and look like a fatty bc all anyone sees are my chub arms ! lol
Post # 10
@Westitude: Wow. That dress is stunning on you. The ball gown does not flatter you at all. But the other dress is perfect!
Post # 11
@krayzay87: thanks for the link. There’s some good stuff on there. Thank you! Meanwhile I will go this weekend and try on different styles. Who knew it was going to be this hard finding a wedding dress??!
Post # 12
I’m 5′ 2″ and I’m a 32, 26, 37.5 …. so I know what you’re going through. I think fit and flare looks great but I think the trumpet on some shorter girls can just make our figures look stalky. I tried on the Watters Pasadena (fitted slightly in the hips and loved the shape of it) maybe something like that?
Here is what I went with!
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2014 - The Cove Lakeside Resort
I too suffer from this, but for me when I was trying on dresses, I felt the ball gowns made me look even wider in the hips. Here is what I got:
Post # 14
I have similar proportions (but bigger). Here’s my dress (trumpet-style):