(Closed) Apple Shape?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 4
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you should try a dress with less rouching. I had the same issue, as I am also an apple. I found a little bit of rouching at the waist made a big difference, but too much and it accentuated my middle.

In the second dress, the waistline is so high that it makes your boobs disappear. I think something that doesn’t cut you off under the breasts also would make a difference.

We are in the same apple club, so I totally inderstand the dilemma!

Post # 5
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is my dress:


Post # 6
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I agree with PP. I think a-line is fine but you have too much rouching on those dresses. Maybe something a-line but just more flowy

Post # 8
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

Oh hello my apple-shaped friends. Isn’t dress buying fun? (No. No it isn’t. I know this.)

@Lalinshi: I think the first dress you posted is the best shape for our shape. It is roughly the shape that I ended up with too.

Here’s the rub – Drop waists can accent the mid-section and most dresses are drop-waisted right now. Especially the majority of the Maggies. But if an empire waist is draped wrong, it just veers away from flattering and straight towards pregnant. At least on me. Maybe my apple belly is worse or something tho. Anyway, that’s my fear with the second dress.

However that first dress is right at a natural waist and that is the best place to be. At least on my apple shape it is. I found the tops with the sweetheart necklines and rouching above the waistline tended to go best. Basically that first Maggie picture is what I would consider to be ideal.

Post # 11
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Lalinshi: Funny enough, I actually like that ballgown with the tulle best of the dresses you’ve taken pics in. Also, that neckline could be modified to a sweethert easily I’m sure.

Post # 13
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I tried on this dress at David’s Bridal and really liked it. It wasn’t right for me, because it wasn’t my style or what I envisioned getting married in but it has an empire waist. I can’t find the pics I took when I went to David’s a few months ago but if I find it, I’ll send it your way. Here’s the link of the dress http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Chiffon-soft-A-line-with-Beaded-Lace-on-Empire-9V9743_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Size-Plus-Sizes

Also just for ur info, I’m pear shaped so of course what may look good on me, may not on you. But that being said you mentioned empire waist dresses, so thus my posting ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh I really like the one @Stressedbride2be posted!

I really like this one, and it has a sweetheart neckline ๐Ÿ™‚ http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Beaded-Tiered-Tulle-Gown-with-Sweetheart-Neckline-9SWG9902_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Size-Plus-Sizes

If you want something less poofy and with an empire waist I thought this one was light and flowy looking, classic http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Strapless-Taffeta-Ballfown-with-Bow-and-Brooch-9T3039_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Size-Plus-Sizes

Good Luck! Keep us posted ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I chose an empire waist for that very reason. I didn’t want to worry if I looked good in my dress on the big day!

Post # 16
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Lalinshi:  Another apple-shaped bride chiming in here.  ๐Ÿ™‚  I would echo earlier posters: empire waists give me the baby bump look…no good.

I liked the ballgown too.  I love the filmy flowy skirt.  I think it would be fine for an outdoor wedding.  As long as you didn’t go with a really long train. 

And I also really like the one stressedbride2be posted!

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