Tips for balancing out pear shaped body out when wearing a mermaid dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d love to hear others’ tips too. When we did my  measurements, my bust was a size 0, my waist (25.5. inches) was a size 2, and my hips were a size 6. The mermaid dress really wasn’t the most flattering style on me, but I fell in love with one and so bought it anyway. I’m now just 7 weeks out from the wedding and am working with a personal trainer on my thighs, but that won’t do much before the wedding. My mother thought that adding a jeweled sash to the waist helped, but my FMIL and FSIL thought I was better without the sash, so I’m torn. When I go in for alterations a week from today, I’m going to see about having the bodice shortene, instead of hemming the dress (I’m only 5′ 2″), because if the volume starts at my hips instead of just below, that might help with the issue. But like I said, I’m open to hearing other ideas as well!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Carlya87:  I haven’t taken any pictures of myself in the dress at this point, unfortunately.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@Carlya87:  

What about using accessories to draw the eye up? a lace bolera, elbow length veil, gloves or something to make it appear there is more fabric up top. maybe hair down and curled? 

 

I will be honest thought, I do not think you need to do anything, I love mermaids on pear shaped girls! 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Here it is. I’m afraid this dress style just really calls extra attention to the hips. Maybe it’s all the gathering right at the hips. I just don’t want that to be where everyone’s eye is drawn, although maybe I just bought the wrong dress for that. I just fell in love with the feathers. 🙂 I didn’t realize until later that Pronovias had other dresses with the feather bust.

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