Post # 1
30 dresses later…still can’t find anything that I really LOVE. I have a week to find a dress (I will be leaving the country and I won’t be back for 5 months, so I need to order the dress before I leave). I am wondering which silhouette looks best. I am having two weddings because of our families. First wedding is abroad, a dramatic and large event, 300-400 person wedding. Second wedding is in America, less formal, 125 guests. I am around 5 ft, hourglass shape. I am not sure if I have the funds to buy two different wedding dresses so I am probably wearing the same dress to both weddings. Please help me! I am getting nervous!
Fit and flare:
Post # 3
@nooraalj: I loooove ballgowns, but both look very nice on you. I voted fit and flare because I think it may add some height for you. Ballgowns are a lot of dress.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I like the 4th dress — fit and flare. The assymetrical fit and flare is very flattering on you.
Post # 5
I think either looks great but if you go for a ball gown, I would get one that’s not a dropped waist because I think that makes you look shorter and wider than you are. You obviously have a great body, but I think a higher waist on the ball gown would be most flattering.
Post # 6
@BlondeMissMolly: I had tried on one with a natural waist but I felt sort of “cupcakey” so I didn’t try any other on! Maybe I should reapproach it.
Thanks for your advice everyone!
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
I like the first fit-n-flare silhouette.
Post # 8
I like fit and flare, but honestly because you are standing on a block (I’m assuming) they look proportionate to your body. Are you going to be wearing high heels? Otherwise, I think it may look a little off (especially the first fit and flare) if you are planning on cutting off too much from the bottom. Are these “short” sizes? Can you order them so they are proportionate for a shorter person?
Post # 9
@fvsoccer: Yes I was standing on a block so it looked much more flattering. When I am tripping over all of the fabric it is less appealing aha. These are not short sizes, while I am planning on wearing heels I would need to get a guarantee from the designer that they can do it in a petite dress. I was thinking of altering the Divina to bring it up a little so it is less “mermaidy” and more fit and flare.
Post # 10
I think I’d choose the fit and flare because I think the ballgowns might overwhelm you once the length is shortened, especially as they are drop waist already.
If the last dress can be ordered in a petite size, that is my pick, as I prefer the diagonal ruching and asymetrical skirt like (I think they’ll help with making you look taller).
If not, then I’d choose the Maggie Sottero, as i know they’re definitely available in petite sizes.
Post # 11
I really like all four of these, but the first and third are for sure my favorites.
Post # 12
The last 2 are both gorgeous on you, they really flatter your figure.
Post # 13
@nooraalj: I vote for the first one. It’ll fit both your themes and I’m not really loving the other 3 – but the first one looks fab!
Post # 14
I like the fit and flares – but I’ve never really been a fan of ballgowns.
Post # 15
@nooraalj: I LOVE #3 on you!!!
Post # 16
@nooraalj: Either one is beautiful, but I love dress number 1 and 3 and 4. So I guess, Fit and flare!