Post # 1
Hi fellow Bees,
I’m basically torn between three dresses- help!
I guess the main dress rule for me has been that it must be PRACTICAL – I plan on doing a lot of dancing on our wedding day, plus we’ll be on a charter cruise so if there’s a chance of shortening a train I’ll take it (I’d like to remain aboard, thanks)! And for those of you who have an eye for this sort of thing, I also happen to be a pear-shaped bride 🙂
…So here they are, in the order I found them:
1) Tyler by Watters (I love the fabric texture and shape of this dress. Simple but pretty without being too “fluffy”! Not sure if this suits my pear-shaped body though.)
2) Java by Rosa Clara (I love the unique twist knot in the centre and the pleated bodice, as well as the soft, flowy fabric. I would shorten the train on this one. Too delicate/formal for our reception, perhaps?)
3) Genevieve by Aussie Bridal (I love the bodice and the skirt – the overlay makes it very soft and feminine and yet it’s still something I can comfortably dance/sit in. It looks a little “cheaper” than the other two, but I guess that’s what happens if you haven’t got world class models and photography at your fingertips. Still likey though!)
As you can see I like simple dresses, with not too much fluff or frill.
Anyway, I’d love to hear your opinions and find out which one you like the most/think might be better for me.
If you’ve gotten this far, thanks for reading and sorry if the pics are too big – WeddingBee noob in action 😉
Thanks & cheers!
Post # 3
It’s hard without seeing the dresses actually on you but I absolutely love the first dress! However for a pear shaped body I think maybe the third one.
Post # 4
It’s really hard to know which to vote for without seeing similar styles on your body.
Post # 5
I’m guessing three for a pear shaped, but they are all pretty!
Post # 6
i LOVE # 2!!! haha , but would be so much better if you tried them on and shot a photo, everyones body shape is diffrent so the lines mite be better on one dress than another…
Post # 7
I love no 2! (I love everything Rosa Clara), but I think it is best suited for a slender body type. I imagine 3 would flater you best.
Post # 8
I picked #3 because I think the natural waist is most flattering for pear shape, it will emphasize your little waist rather than hips.
Post # 9
I liked dress 1 the best, but like others said, it’s hard to know without seeing it on you. Dress 3 would hide a pear shape, but the first two dresses might look totally fine depending on your shape.
Post # 10
I love #3 but I would like to see them on you. I dont know if the first one would be flattering on a true pear shape. I do loveeeeee Rosa Clara dresses though so I also like #2
Post # 11
@ksus07: i love #1. i think it will be the most flattering for your figure.
you should definitely try them on if possible or at least similar styles/silhouettes to get the best idea of what’s best for you.
Post # 12
Wow I would have a hard time deciding too if I were in your shoes!
Like PP’s said it depends on what you want to do, highlight your shape or hide it? I think #3 would hide/minimize your hips because of the waist detail and shape of the skirt. The Rosa Clara would be great at highlighting your figure. I think the ruching/knot-thingy would also look very sexy. Plus I’m a sucker for anything Rosa Clara.
Post # 15
I’m in the minority- love #2:)
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
@ksus07: I love dress #1. Which dress did you end up picking?
I’m also pear-shaped (around the belly & hips), but our bodies could be different! From my personal dress experiences, dress #2 won’t fit well as it hugs around the front waist too much.
Dress 1 is gorgeous and could most likely work with a good corset/bustier underneath if fitting is going to be an issue.
Dress 3 would be the safest choice as the waist seems higher. During your fitting, you might want to ask your seamstress to see if she has got any petticoats/underskirt to try with the dress. It could help shape the dress better, if needed.