Post # 1
I’m stumped on style of wedding dress for my body type.
I’m a street size 8, with an athletic body type and a large bust. I more closely an hour glass, but I have a muscular shoulders and arms from years of lifting and doing aerial/pole workouts. I want to highlight my large chest amd smaller waist.
My wedding theme is rustic/bohemian so I’m shying away from ballgowns and tight mermaids.
Post # 2
I’ve seen this body type in all kinds of dresses, but most have been in strapless, but were mermaid and ball gown. You just have to be open minded and try on everything!
Post # 3
I got a strapless with an understated sweetheart neckline (the indent for the sweetheart is very shallow). As for the dress shape itself, I got a drop-waist A-line because I’m long-waisted and have wider hips.
I don’t have any pictures (sorry) bc the shop I bought mine at didn’t allow them and I’ve been going solo to my fittings.
Post # 4
I have a similar body type and ended up with a dropped waist trumpet. It has straps to support my larger chest and a keyhole back. the whole thing is lace with a tulle skirt. The straps and open back give my the opportunity to show off my arms and my back which I’m most proud of.
Post # 5
Why don’t you try things with a cinched waist? I think those are most common anyway, but also universally flattering. Pictures might help in this instance too! But I think the best bet would be for you to just try on a bunch of different styles. Ever since I even knew what a wedding was, I had this clear vision that I wanted a Cinderella ball gown style dress, all poofy and white and gorgeous (I mean, come on, when other than your wedding day will you get the chance to actually WEAR something like that?) but once I was actually IN some of the dresses, I realized that there could be other options for me! I ended up with a fit and flare dress with a semi open/long train …. I am over the moon with it, and wouldn’t change a thing, even though it was nothing like I had ever imagined …try on options, you might be surprised at what you fall I love with, plus the best way know if something is flattering, is to actually be in it! Good luck
Post # 6
I am not a lifter but I am a professional aerialist! I have some serious lat-muffin, thick thighs, a booty, and EE boobs. I was convinced that A-lines and sheaths would be best for me and thought a mermaid would look silly on me. The a-lines made me look sort of preggo and the sheaths didn’t show my figure. I also thought I wanted strapless to show off my guns but the girls didn’t feel very supportive. The mermaids were too restrictive around my thighs/booty. My consultant suggested a trumpet and….IT WORKED! So my advice is to try on anything and everything! You never know 🙂
Here is mine – one of a kind Justin Alexander 🙂
Post # 7
I’m always afraid of how my back would look. I’m mean I love the muscles, but don’t want my back to look wider.
I am open, but it has to be light and airy and I need to be able to ride off in a motorcycle in it lol.
littleredcrevette : oooooo..beautiful. What type of aerialist? I’m a hobbyist, but I love pole and Lyra and I’m looking to get into Spanish Web.
Post # 8
I lift but I’m not muscly yet, although I’m very conscious of my massive shoulders and big boobies. Also an hourglass but most a lines made me look gross. I went with this:
this was two months ago and I have toned up my arms a lot since this pic but I felt like this was the right style for me. Sweethearts and fitted are the way to go for broad shoulders, in my opinion, although if you have a killer ripped back you might want to show it off with something backless…? But you should go to a salon and try on as much as you can, even shit you think you wouldn’t like.
Best of luck with the dress hunt keep us updated with pics!
Post # 9
futuremrsw7784 : Fun! Love yout lyra pic! SW is fun but challenging! I do it all but my apparatus of choice is pole – I hold several professional titles 🙂
Post # 10
What about a sleeveless v-neck style? It would show off your arms and bust, and you could easily select any style from a-line to trumpet.
Plus it might stay up a bit more securely on a motorcycle than a strapless dress!
Post # 11
Mine too! I do some amateur competitions and showcases from time to time.
Thank you everyone for your suggestions and advice
Post # 12
- Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond
Yayyyy I would love to see more girls who lift conversations on here! (Doing wall walks into handstand pushups)
Don’t do ballgown or anything with cap sleeves… it’s going to hide your figure and cap sleeves will make your already “nice” shoulders look like a linebacker. Usually those keyhole dresses with cap sleeves look bad too if you’re wider. I’ve done the leg work! (literally)
I’m a 8/10 with Dear Daughter chest so I”m there with you and pretty hourglassy too (and somewhat overstated traps might I add). I did a strapless trumpet and loved it. But if you’re leaner and have an awesome back/arms I think you should highlight it!
This is what I ended up going with. The assymetrical drop waist allowed for my thick squatting thighs to move freely. Got a blingy belt to cinch me in.
Post # 13
futuremrsw7784 : here’s a thread from a girl who does pole. I thought she looked great!
Pole fitness in my dress (pic heavy!)
Post # 14
Wow ladies!! You look amazing in your dress!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀
I compete in bikini/fitness competitions…used to do figure years back, but liked the bikini style better. Anywho, I chose a fit & flare for my style dress…I have that hour glass type shape, with thicker thighs & hips…always the last to go when I’m prepping :/ I felt it showed off my curves the way I had always envisioned/wanted to. If I were you, I would definitely want to show off my back…your back is beautiful!!!
Post # 15
All of these strong women in dresses .
You all look beautiful