Post # 1
Hi Bees, I’ve been lurking and now have a favor to ask! Any bees have broad shoulders/narrow hips and would like to share a picture of you in your dress? I’m rather petite, and on the muscular side, with broad shoulders/back–I want to look romantic and show off my body for my beach wedding without looking like a line backer! Any tips/pics? Thank you!
Post # 3
I am also rather petite with boney/broad shoulders and no hips. I thought a strapless dress would definitely enhance that so I went with a one-shoulder, fit and flare, Prescilla of Boston inspired gown.
Post # 4
@buzzer713: That’s how I felt when I started my dress search! I went with a strapless dress so I didn’t feel restricted up top, along with a mermaid/fit and flare bottom that gave me a defined shape that I felt like I was missing previously! Belts are a great addition as well as it gives a defined waistline! Sorry my photo is sideways!
Post # 5
I don’t have any pics of me in my dress yet but I went with tea length with an added halter strap. With the strapless, I felt like it showed off too much shoulder. Lace/cap sleeves were OK but I felt like I was bulging out. The halter strap feels like it cuts down on the amount of shoulder without being restrictive! Good luck!
Post # 6
@MadTownGirl, @eraff32 – beautiful dresses!!! I haven’t tried a fit n flare or mermaid yet because I thought it would enhance smaller hips, but it looks awesome on you girls– I will give it a shot!
@sharkchomp I’ve been thinking about a halter neckline–seems like a good option for cutting away some shoulder area without being overbearing-thanks!
Thanks for the advice ladies!
Post # 7
I avoided fit and flare for the same reason….maybe I should have tried some on! I’m going for strapless + A-line…anything with straps just made me look super muscuar and I was not a fan.
Post # 8
@buzzer713: I tried on a couple fit & flare and I actually thought they were quite flattering for small hips. Not a fan of mermaid so I didn’t try any of those on