Can a slim bride like me pull off long dresses?

posted 10 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
794 posts
Busy bee

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
2855 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

fuzzywuzzy0102 :  

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
2352 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
6 posts
  • Wedding: December 2016

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
2654 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
1264 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m the same height and 10lbs heavier and this was my dress.  I agree sheath, boho, etc would work. 

Post # 8
2855 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
555 posts
Busy bee

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
3712 posts
Sugar bee

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
6925 posts
Busy Beekeeper


observer :  

 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 !  

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