Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
I’m 5’3″ and very definitely a pear shape (doesn’t help that I play roller derby which builds up muscle in thighs and bum!). My dress was somewhere between an A-line and a fit-and-flare – these are the only pics I can upload while I’m at work, once I get home I’ll try and find a better one:
Post # 17
mojojo29: I’m 5’2 and a US size 8/6. Mostly 8, but depends on the store. I’d say I’m more of an hourglass. My dress isn’t fitted in this picture so it’s a little big, but I had to order a 14
Post # 18
5’0″ and a busty, short-waisted US size 8 here. I chose an A-line dress tp balance out my figure with a flattering front drape to hide my round-shaped belly. Got my dress at David’s Bridal for $550.
Post # 19
i think of myself as pretty curvy !
Post # 20
elderbee: Thank you! Since I’m so short and currently overweight/obese, I never considered that I could look ethereal!
Post # 21
silverandgold: Love your floaty, romantic, ethereal skirt! So lovely!
Post # 22
I went with a sheath dress. I am 5ft 4/6 US. Hourglass. I was concerned with looking chubby in everything!
Post # 23
Im an apple..but I don’t think you can tell with my dress.
Post # 24
I’m 5’2 and was about a size 6-8 at my wedding. (gained a bit since. Oops!) I chose a full lace ball gown with a simply embellished waist.
Post # 25
I think we’re quite similar in size, OP — I’m the same height and mostly wear a UK 10, sometimes an 8 or 12. I don’t have a picture (going in for my fitting next week, eep) but I chose a lace mermaid with a tulle and horsehair skirt 🙂 I agree with everyone else, don’t dismiss form-fitting dresses off the bat, I personally felt tallest and slimmest in mermaid/fit-and-flare styles.
Post # 26
I’m 5′ 2″ and a size 18(UK) in normal clothes. This dress was too small and long but the shape is there.
Post # 27
I’m 5’3″ and 129-130lbs. I went with something very fitted, even though some people said it didn’t look nice with my curves. But I loved how I felt in it.
Post # 28
Definitely give all shapes a chance! I felt like the A-lines and ballgowns gave me too much volume in areas I definitely don’t need it. For reference, I’m 5’4”, 165 lbs, and a 6/8/10 US size depending on the store. I believe that would be around a 10/12 UK size.
Post # 29
Wow ladies! You all look so amazing! Very inspiring 🙂 I didn’t think I would be but I’m quite drawn to the ball gown but worried it will enhance my already robust butt! Guess will try all and see. Thanks for sharing all the pictures X
Post # 30
- Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman
mojojo29: When it comes to ballgowns it really depends on your body’s composition. In the beginning, I had absolutely hated ballgowns. Every time I tried one on it turned me into a cupcake. It’s turns out that the assistants in the previous bridal salons I went to just didn’t know what worked for my shape when it came to these dresses. The only advice I can add when it comes to ballgowns is if you are a true pear shape and are short waisted, then be careful when it comes the drop waist gowns, those things are the devil! I have a caboose but my natural waist gown hides it pretty well without adding bulk.