Post # 1
Hello fellow bees, I’m 5’6, 95 lbs, and wears child medium to large (12-14). I’ve been to a bridal shop and it seems that anything other than a knee length dress or a trumpet will drown me out… but I don’t like trumpet dresses and knee length dresses seem a bit informal 🙁
And for any potential concerned bees: I’ve been checked and I’m at a healthy weight nor malnourished… thanks a lot low bone density and small frame.
Post # 2
Hmm.. I’d suggest this: try on a few dresses of different styles – the ones suggested to u n the ones u like, take some photos and show us. It’ll help us to have a better context. Hugs.
Post # 3
there’s no reason you can’t wear a more traditional style – after all your proportions are basically a slightly shorter version of a catwalk model’s figure.
If you are straight up and down, you’ll probably find that mermaids and fit and flares probably don’t work so well, but a-lines, and sheaths will be fine. Even ballgowns, possibly.
The main thing I would suggest is light fabrics. You don’t want heavy satins, or thick linings under lace, or lots of ruching and pleating. Look for stretchy fabrics like light, unlined laces, crepe, tulle and so on.
I don’t know if you’re into boho styles, but I also think they’d work on your figure. Here are some suggestions (all by Lilian West):
As for ballgowns, I don’t know if Hayley Paige is in your price range (you’re probably looking at $3-6k), but she does a lot of ballgowns that I think would suit you – light, delicate and floaty.
Post # 4
fuzzywuzzy0102 : tight at the waist,, and a bit of puff in the skirt, you’l look like a beautiful Barbie doll. Considering how skinny you are if I were you I’d be tempted to try a super affordable dress or 2 from Ebay or Wish, since the biggest problem people seem to have with them are that they are styled to slim because of Asian sizing, but they should fit you. I watched a video just the other day where a chick ordered a $28 wedding dress from Wish, it wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t bad and for the price it was really quite nice. My best friend got her dress from Ebay for like $100 and it was amazing.
Post # 5
You may also want to try consider trying a Drop waist A-line wedding dress. It may help you look “longer” or “taller”. You’ve got a beautiful body frame, flaunt it Bee! ❤️
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
You could pull off a sheath dress if that’s your style. I bwoudl suggest going and trying on different shapes to see sheath, mermaid, ball gown, high low, a-line, etc. And see what you find flatters your figure the most and then go from there to find lace, beading or whatever else in the style you liked.
Post # 7
I’m the same height and 10lbs heavier and this was my dress. I agree sheath, boho, etc would work.
Post # 8
Oh and one more thing – being super-skinny, even boyish/straight up-and-down actually opens up a whole lot of styles to you that hardly anyone else can wear.
Take this style by BHLDN:
It’s basically impossible for a person with any kind of boobs or curves to wear this because it’s so plunging, plus it’s practically backless and open at the sides so you couldn’t wear a bra or any support garments with it…it would be a nightmare for a lot of brides, but for a skinny person it’s perfect.
Also styles like high necks, bateau necks, halters, skinny belts, empire lines, lightweight layered skirts – a lot of these styles are in at the moment but quite difficult to wear if you DON’T have a boyish/straight figure.
Post # 9
Definitely agree with the boho vibe for your figure! I’m 5’7″ and have probably 15lb on you but no boobs/shape whatsoever. This is the dress I have chosen (can’t post pics for some reason..)
But basically every single one of Truvelle’s gowns fit my figure. I had such a hard time choosing because I really did love them all. With your shape you can pull off the lower backs, the lighter straps, the deeper necklines. Take advantage!
Post # 10
Models are always skinny for a reason…they look great in most things!Ii always think skinny girls look fabulous in flowing dresses. Definitely look at some flowing boho styles. Without seeing your figure though (this may not apply to you) I’d steer clear of plunging necklines since very thin women can tend to look a bit angular if they lack curves up top
Post # 11
I do agree re the waist deep plunge necklines on women with fairly flat chests. Displaying acres of bony sternum always seems odd to me.
This ‘ sternage ‘ may be not you at all , of course OP !