Post # 1
I’m going to start dress shopping soon and even though I can’t wait to find “the dress”, I’m also freaking out about it. I have no idea what will look good on me and it’s driving me up a wall. I have actually lost sleep behind this, not to mention the countless hours I have spent taking test, photoshopping, reading advice colums, and I’m still at squear (apple, pare, triangle, hourglass) one.
This is me and all my awesomeness LOL
As you can see I am boobs, legs, and a very short torso (all in all, I’m 5’6″). As much as I love my leg I would really love to have a waist… A curvy one, but I’ve been getting mixed advice on the dress that I should choose. Does anyone have any suggestion on how I can get the look I want or do you think I should go a different direction?
Post # 3
I think you need to stop thinking about it and hit the stores! 🙂 All those tests are so confusing, just go to a place where they have lots of experience and let them help you find a suitable dress.
Post # 4
I don’t see you as full figured. I see you as voluptuous. You have a great curvy figure. You may have to order a size up to fit your bust, but that is the most important part of the dress to fit. You have a great waist and hips and those parts of a dress are easily taken in.
Post # 5
@Miller2McDonald: I would try to find a dress that doesn’t draw attention to your bust… and possibly has a corset back.
I think you have a nice shape… I bet lots of dresses would look good.
Personally I think mermaids should be reserved for tall, thin girls (I couldn’t pull it off)… but I think a lot of styles could work for you!
Post # 6
There’s a LOT of great styles out there. Often times, I think women get a specific style in their head before they hit the shops then are devastated once they start trying on gowns.
It’s a good thing you aren’t committed yet to a specific gown type. When I went shopping, my only thing I was overly concerned about is I needed to have a dress that I could wear a NORMAL bra in. Those backless bras that are sold at bridal boutiques are like torture chambers!!
I am size 18, I’m 5’4″ and have a DDD bust…you have height on your side. I actually bought the very first dress I tried on– a lot of consultants at wedding shops are VERY good at what they do. Keep an open mind and let them bring dresses to you that they think will show off your best assets!
Post # 7
@Miller2McDonald: My friend is built similar to you and she purchased what is called a modified mermaid (fitted on top and open at the hips). However my friend is about 5ft 2in tall and we found that dresses that had a continuous flow elongated her. The dresses she went in to try on all cut her in half. She ended up picking a dress she never would have thought to even try on until I pushed for her to try it.
Personally I think you could rock a fit n flare or even a mermaid. All I can say for sure is that you should go in with an open mind. Try on a dress in each silhouette, find the silhouette that looks best on you, then move on to picking the details you want in a dress.
Post # 8
Thanks for the advice fellow bees!
I’m just going to hit the pavement and keep an open mind :-).
Post # 9
@Miller2McDonald: Yeah girl i’m in the same boat 5’6 , i would suggest go to the store and try out different styles. I’m going for an A-Line but have looked into the mermaid style you have gorgeous curves!