Post # 1
I need help figuring out what dress type would look best on me! I’m about 5’5, kind of busty, hourglass figure…not super skinny, like just have a little tummy, hips, and thighs.. Let me know what you think would look best!! I am completely open minded to different dress types. I don’t really want to wear heels on the big day, so if that makes a difference..
ALSO! (: Let me know the texture of the dress…like lace, tulle, whatever. Can post a pic of me if that would help with anything..
Post # 4
I think ballgowns are the best thing in the world. Just sayin’!
Post # 5
@Quarrie: I think an A-line or trumpet style dress would look amazing on you, from your description of yourself.
Post # 6
I’d try a natural waist gown, either an a-line or a ballgown.
Post # 7
@howtobeawife: oh my….i LOVE that dress!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
There are tons of silhouettes out there! You won’t be that limited in what you can wear, so just go try them on and see what you like.
I’m shorter than you (would be the same height in heels), but I might describe myself in sort of the same way. I didn’t want to “disguise” anything, but I also didn’t love straight mermaids. I ended up with a 2 in 1 silhouette, a mermaid with a lace overlay. If I had asked this questions, I wouldn’t have even gotten an answer that described what I ended up liking!
Post # 9
@Quarrie: I’m built similiar but only 5’2. I went with an a-line because it hid my hips and stomach but accentuated my waist. 🙂
Post # 10
@Quarrie: In my opinion, A-line dresses are flattering on every figure. My own dress is an A-line and I have similar proportions to you (5’3″, 130lbs, hourglass figure). I’m not busty at all (B-cup) and ended up going with a strapless sweetheart neckline. I also believe that strapless is flattering on everyone but some people with larger breasts may feel more comfortable having straps to support them.
But it’s really up to you! You’ll definitely have a better idea of what you want once you start trying dresses on. You’ll often find that you change your mind about styles you liked and disliked!
Post # 11
@Quarrie: Me, too. It came out after my wedding… or after I already had a dress. Don’t remember which. Here are more pix. It’s an allure gown.
Post # 12
@Quarrie: you sound very similar to me :). I am not very busty but I am 5’5″ and have an hour glass figure. I thought I wanted a natural waist ball gown or a-line, and did like those, however, what I ended up falling in love with (and purchasing) was a fit and flare lace gown! I really think you should make sure that you should try on all sorts of dresses to see what you like. Also, don’t just go by model photos becuse they will look very different in person/on. For instance, I NEVER would have chosen my dress from the model photo. I still don’t like it in the model photo but love it on me 🙂 here are some photos for reference..
Post # 13
I think we would need to see a pic of you. Honestly the best thing to do is get up and try on different silhouettes. Almost every woman says they have a hourglass figure.
Post # 14
@gelaine22: Almost every woman says they have a hourglass figure.
OP go and have fun trying on dresses & you’ll see what works best for you.
Post # 15
I’m 42-30-42 (yes, an actual hourglass) and I found that natural waistlines and A-lines look really wonderful.
Post # 16
@MeiFrancis: Oh my gosh, how stunning! You (and your dress) look so beautiful.
OP, I think we have vaguely similar body shapes…I’m 5’4 and a half, and hourglass. I found natural waist ballgowns and trumpet/modified mermaids most flattering on me. I think you’ll see from the examples below, the dresses that really accentuate the waist were most flattering.