(Closed) calling all Hourglass figures (all sizes)

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 76
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316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I want to think I’m hour glass, my butt’s a little flat though😂

 

Post # 77
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483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I am 5’0 but curvy. Most people are shocked that I can fit in a XS shirt but wear 7 or 8 in jeans. I am more bottom heavy, but if I truely was an hourglass my boobs would be huge! This is my dress. It is a size 8 but need to take in the top and shorten it. I think I looked the best in mermaid dresses and fit and flares. Sheath dresses did not look great on me and I was not super comfortable in them. But I love this look! (I lost 10 lbs from this pic, so Im curious to see how it looks now)

Post # 78
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56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

enfini:  your dress is absolutely beautiful and a lot like what I picked! You look fab!

Post # 80
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

ughhhh I so caaaaaaaaaan’t post pics until after the wedding… but I have kept multiple pics of every damn dress I tried on that was good enough to take pics of (ok so basically a lot of Alfred Angelo) so that after the wedding I can photo-bomb the hell out of this place 😉

In the meantime, I CANNOT stress the importance of corset backs enough.

Before you read any further, I’m not really a TRUE (balanced) hourglass as I’m top heavy… my waist is still roughly 10cm smaller than my bust or hip though (and usually hides under a combination of bust and stomach fat… hooray).

I had really good luck with the Alfred Angelo silhouette – I tried every AA dress I could find in a 3 hour radius of my house and there was only ONE that didn’t look good on me (and guess what, it was a partial zip back lol).

Impression Bridal also had a really good silhouette too.

The one Sophia Tolli dress I tried on did a really weird thing in the back – it was definitely made for someone with larger hips

And then there was the Stella York dress that broke my heart. They are all clearly made for someone with a much smaller bust than mine, with the bust area being like a whole size smaller than other dresses I tried on (I was trying on anything in the range of 12-20 depending on brand lol).

Post # 81
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121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

true hourglass checking in. Mermaids definitely looked best on me cause everything else made me look frumpy (largely due to my large chest). Had my second fitting today.  They still have some material to take in, but you get the point. 

 

Post # 82
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mermaids made me feel the prettiest. I tried on a few ball gowns, but I felt like my figure got lost.

 

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Post # 83
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1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

CatyLady:  Beautiful! And that veil is a show-stopper! 🙂

Daizy914:  You look great! And you’re just beaming happiness.

LondonAutumn:  Love the sparkle!

molokoa:  The detail on the top of your dress is to die for.

Post # 84
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1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

MRSD1460:  Absolutely beautiful!

BoriNena89:  Love the cascading embroidery/lace detail in your dress

shortsweetness:  Beautiful! This dress does a great job of showing off your shape

laurennicole90:  The pleating in your dress is beautiful.

Post # 85
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2098 posts
Buzzing bee

nattybeee:  I’m a true hourglass! My personal recommendation for dress shopping is to go to a lot of stores, try on a lot of dresses, ask for dresses with more structure, be open minded and try various styles. Don’t judge any dress from how it looks on the model online or the hanger, it looks differnt (often way better!) on a curvy body. I fell in love with a structured dress out of my original budget so I tried to find it used but couldn’t find my combo/size, so after the wedding I sold it (to another gorgeous hourglass bride) and got 50 percent of the dress price back (not including alterations and dry cleaning). Also if you find a good bridal consultant when you’re shopping, they have seen a lot of body types and know what works. I’m guessing that’s how I ended up trying on my beloved. 

Post # 86
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368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Definitely following! I’m a UK size 10, have tried on about 20 dresses so far and still unsure. Although I thought they’d look terrible, I think fit & flare are my best bet, although I did also try a massive poofy dress which was really fun but didn’t quite cut it. I’d say my bottom half is currently slightly out of balance with the top (lack of working out…) but by the time D-day rolls round I should be sorted. 

Loving all the dressss on this thread!

Post # 87
Hostess
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

veganbee2017: Hey there I was UK 10-12 in the picture I posted for reference 

Post # 89
Member
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I tried on all mermaids as i found those to work best with my body.

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Post # 90
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530 posts
Busy bee

A current frontrunner for me though I’m looking at adding sleeves or find something with sleeves

 

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