(Closed) Can pear-shaped ever wear a mermaid, trumpet dress? NEED ADVICE

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think going by your measurements you are more of an hourglass?  In which case I think this dress would look fab.  It has a good clinched in waist which will draw attention to your small waist and it doesn’t look like it will be too clingly lower down.  I am a similar shape to you and I’m going with a slim A-line which actually looks more like a trumpet shape becuase of small waist/big hips.  I was worried at first about showing my shape but then I decided I should embrace it – there are SO many A-line dresses out there that just hide the curves, but I say show them off!

Post # 18
Hostess
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Mr friend is pear shaped and wore a fishtail shape, which is similar to mermaid but not so tight at the knees and it looked great on her, it accentuated her curves beautifully. If you love it go for it.

Post # 19
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

hi, you look sttuning in trumpet -mermaid style are you pear shaped?I don’t thinkso

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve always been very selfconcious about my hips. I am a pearshape too 38-30-40 :p aaand I bought an A-line because…I wanted to be comfortable. My sister got a trumpet shaped dress and I remember she could barely walk :s and she’s like 20 pounds lighter than me :s I wanted to be able to dance and walk happily hehehe.

Anyway, what I want to say is that you should get what you want, what makes you feel the prettiest bride!! If you feel like that on a trumpet or mermaid, then, get that dress! Try all types of dresses so you can decide what’s best for you. Good luck!

Post # 21
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am pear shaped and sonara was one of my top picks!!  In person I didn’t love it as much as I thought I was going to and I didn’t find it as flattering as other dresses.  That being said, I am still getting a fitted gown

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You’re not pear shaped… your bust is very proportional to your hips so you’re a classic hourglass and NOTHING looks better on an hourglass figure than a trumpet!  I have nearly the same measurements as you do, and I couldnt believe how good my body looked in a trumpet.  It makes you look taller, and the flare at the bottom balances your hips out.  Try it on… I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Its beautiful. You can totally pull i t off. Anyways, I don’t get whos saying you can’t wear it. Shouldn’t you want to show off the bosy you have rather than try to make it look different than it is?

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Based on your measurements, you sound hourglass and that type of dress is meant for someone with an hourglass shape.

My (approx) measurements are 32, 26, 37 – I’m pear shaped.

Post # 25
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Omigosh! I am soo right there with you.  I actually tried on my dress yet again for the 20th time to see if I really like it.  Everyone stays it looks stunning… Im an hour glass shape too and was getting nervous about me feeling like I have big hips.  Also, I am afraid that there is a “no forgiveness” factor- like if I have a bad week where I eat everything in site- its gonna show.  These post made me feel so much more comfortable.  I was thinking that this dress shape was not suppose to work – but it seems that I am luck that I have an hour glass shape and I need to embrace it. 😀

Post # 26
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think you could absolutely pull it off! order a dress you will love and are comfortable in! and maybe if you’re self conscious about a trumpet/mermaid… you could try more of a fit and flare shape.. so you still get to show off the fabulous curves, but still have some of flare for the lower half 🙂 By The Way.. im a size 14 and have a fitted dress!

Post # 27
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63 posts
Worker bee

I think lots of pear shaped women look great with a trumpet/mermaid…. I think it would be worse to have no hips (like me) and have the dress accentuate my squareness. My cousin wore a fitted dress and she’s very thin with hips– she looked great! I love hips— it’s womanly, feminine, and makes your waist look teeny. I think some dress “rules” don’t work on a case to case basis. I think it’s lovely!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

rock it girl! my dress was originally an a-line (before my seamstress worked her magic), but i always felt mermaids were more flattering on me. it will nip you in at your waist, ideally making that your smallest part and the focus of attention 🙂 also, by the time i added the bustier, it amped me up a little on top so now i actually look balanced out and pretty close to an hourglass. it’s all about balance and proportion, and ultimately looking your best! i feel like the rules don’t always apply!

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