(Closed) Curvy and short brides, show me photos of your dresses?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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.

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Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

i think of myself as pretty curvy ! 

Post # 20
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Helper bee

elderbee:  Thank you! Since I’m so short and currently overweight/obese, I never considered that I could look ethereal!

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2017

silverandgold:  Love your floaty, romantic, ethereal skirt! So lovely!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I went with a sheath dress. I am 5ft 4/6 US. Hourglass.  I was concerned with looking chubby in everything! 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

 

Im an apple..but I don’t think you can tell with my dress.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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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
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Helper bee

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 # 30
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Busy bee
  • 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.

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