Post # 1
I am 5’0 tall and probably would be described as a pear. Narrow shoulders, wider hips and thighs. What dress style would suit my body? I like all styles in pictures so I can’t seem to narrow any down! I am going dress shopping early January.
Post # 3
I think bridal guides will steer you towards trumpet styles or a-line styles!
But I think you should try on a little bit of everything, and see what YOU like!
Post # 4
Since you’re so short, I’d suggest modified A-line. You will look taller if the dress isn’t cutting you off in places, and an A line or not-too-puffy natural waist ball gown would be good for that I think.
Post # 5
@alysee: I’m a little shorter than you and sound like the same build… smaller on top, bigger on the bottom. I found that drop waists made me look longer/leaner, rather than the natural waist which made me look even shorter/wider because it shortened my torso. Fit and flares seem to suit me best, but I tried on a wide range of styles and I was suprised at how flattering some of them are (i.e, sheath dresses). Strapless is also really flattering…anything high or heavy around my neck made me seem shorter too. Happy hunting!!
Post # 6
I would sya try everything and see for yourself. My SIL has the same build and she wore a beautiful lace fit and flare and it looked great on her. I don’t know a ton about dresses but I do know ballgowns tend to overwhelm on shorter people.
Post # 7
I agree with the other posters — probably the only thing you will really need to watch out for will be anything with a dropped waist or a very large ball gown. If you are buying a designer gown, they can generally customize the length, so that might be worth investing in as opposed to buying a gown and getting it altered, with might be a little trickier.