(Closed) What’s your favorite type of dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which is your fave silhouette of a dress?
    A-Line : (21 votes)
    29 %
    Mermaid : (21 votes)
    29 %
    Ballgown : (11 votes)
    15 %
    Empire Waistline : (6 votes)
    8 %
    Dropped Waist : (9 votes)
    12 %
    Sheath : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I like Aline and I think it looks best on MOST body types (including mine ;)).

    I don’t really care that much for mermaid, just not really my style.  

    I feel like I am too old for ball gown (besides, I want to be able to dance with my honey on my wedding night…with all the fabric of a ball gown, I don’t know how you can even get close).  

    I think empire is nice and flattering on most people.  My bridesmaid dresses are kind of empire.  In fact, my dress could possibly be considered a mix between a line and empire…maybe.  

    Drop waist?  No thank you.  Just not for me! 

    Sheath doesn’t seem to flatter most bodies, to straight, not enough definition. 

    Here is my dress

    Post # 4
    722 posts
    Busy bee

    I like sheath- it was the only style I really tried, other than 1 empire.

    Post # 5
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I tried all styles. I didn’t like the A-line or empire. Fitted styles looked best on me. I ended up with a fit and flare dress. I did try on a few mermaids, but they were just too much for me and don’t even get me started on ballgowns. My sister made me try one on and I could barely get out of the dressing room! LOL. Definately not for me.

    Post # 6
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I tend to lean towards flowing a-line or ball gowns because I feel they give a romantic feel that I love. In pictures I love the heavy satin look but on me, I fell inlove with lighter satins and organza. It gets confusing on what is right for your body type because I had people suggesting mermaids and tighter fitting dresses but my personality wasn’t there for them. I think both personality and body type work together to pull a dress off.



    Post # 7
    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I vote for the mermaid/trumpet style gowns! A-Line is universally flattering as well, hence the reason most brides seem to go that route.

    Post # 8
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Dropped waist because it looks better on my body type 😉

    Post # 9
    711 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Mermaid looks best on me, it gives me curves on my stick straight body.

    Post # 10
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    A-line is the most flattering universally.

    Post # 11
    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I love empire and it totally flatters my petite, big booty and boobies body…so classic, In My Humble Opinion.  I look like poo on a stick in drop waist 😉

    Post # 12
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I really love the trumpet style, but alas, did not like how it looked on me.

    A-Lines are flattering all around.

    I ended up with a ballgown with a natural waist. I just dont care for dropped waist that much. I feel like they hit in an awkward place on me.

    Post # 13
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE ball-gowns! I don’t like dropped waists at all, so i would probably say dropped waists the least.

    I ordered a mermaid 😉

    Post # 14
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    You’ve really crossed two categories there: skirt width and waistline height.

    Skirt widths include empire, a-line, ball gown, sheath, and mermaid. A-line tends to be the most flattering but not on everyone. I chose an a-line because it was flattering and it made me feel like a bride with a fuller skirt than I’d normally wear, but without being swamped in too much fabric.

    Waistline height:

    Dropped waist dresses make me (and lots of people!) look short. They tend to elongate the torso which is good for people with short torso or big boobs. But I already have a long torso and short legs… meaning my legs look even shorter in them.

    Empire line dresses make me look like a balloon! I have a small waist and wide hips so the empire line dresses skip the skinny part and make my entire body look thicker. Not ideal at all! They flatter people who are a bit more straight up and down, or with a wider waist or narrow hips.

    Other waistline height options include natural waist (where the waistline is at the narrowest part of your body) and dresses that don’t have a defined waistline at all – ones that use vertical seams (called princess lines) to make the dress fit to your body. My dress was a combination of the latter two: the bodice ended at the natural waist so it drew attention to my slimmest part, but it was still slightly fitted through to the hips using princess line seams.

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