Post # 1
Ya know, I always thought I was a square or straight, but after my dress fitting I realized that I am a triangle.
When I got measured for my MS Gatsby it broke down like this:
Bust – between 16/18
Waist between 14/16
Hips between 10/12
So naturally, I had to order the 18 and then when the dress comes in let alterations do their magic. OOY VEY! are you serious?
I am a health coach and I do eat well (we’ll excuse the past week of excess) and I teach 4 yoga classes a week. I don’t get to the gym as often as I should and I know I need to bump it up a notch. So my question is a fitness one – for all of you personal trainers out there….is there something I should be doing specifically to even myself out???
I just really want to be an hourglass! Stupid Welsh/German genetics!!!
Post # 3
No idea. But just wanted to say that I really enjoy the diagrams you popped in here. Making me wonder what I am.
I don’t think a triangle is bad. The picture here just looks bad. There are lots of fabulous looking triangles out there. Be your healthiest you and you will look great.
However, I think there is a lot that fashion can do to emphasize or de-emphasize aspects of a body. I’d focus on that. Sounds like you are already healthy.
Post # 4
I’m straight. It is so freaking frustrating to find dresses that fit in the waist that have structure without having to buy way too big since my waist doesn’t nip in much like it does in standard sizing. Plus, I am 6’1″, so even though i’m thin for my height, i’m still a size 12, so often bigger sizes don’t exist to go up to in regular clothes. I so feel your pain!
Post # 5
i think i am an hourglass… but i could be a more pearish hourglass if that makes any sense….
bust 42 (sz 12/14)
hips 44 (size 16)
i ordered my dress in a 16 for my hips and the rest will have to be taken in 🙂
Post # 6
Just an FYI for ordering your dress: I’m a triangle too and when I was trying on dresses at Alfred Angelo (a mermaid cut) the seamstress happen to be in the store. When I asked the sales rep what size I would need to get, she mentioned an 18 (I’m a street size 10/12) based on the largest measurement which was also my bust. The seamstress overheard and told her to get a size based on my hips instead. Supposedly, it is easier to let-out the bust than it is to take in the hips. Taking in the hips takes a lot of time (ergo more money too) because the seamstress has to make sure that the shape of the dress remains the same. Whereas most designers leave room at the bustline for the dress to be let out and have already accounted for the expansion. I ended up getting a dress from a different store so I don’t know what the result would’ve been.
Post # 7
It’s super frustrating when shopping. I can’t buy dresses or suits that look good on me without serious alterations. I wear a size 10 jeans, but can barely squeeze into a 14 on top and mostly the 16s are tight too. damn boobs.