Post # 1
I am having the hardest time picking a silhouette for my gown. I am most definitely a pear and have super large hips and butt (36-32-46). I would say that I am a size 10-12 for bottoms and 8-10 for tops. I have my heart set on a mermaid/drop waist a line dress to show off my curves, but all of the ones I have tried on have some serious bunching/ruching in the front crotch area. I know the dresses aren’t 100% my size and alterations are required, but I find myself pulling on the dress to smooth it out when I walk from the changeroom to the mirror. That can’t be good if I’m just walking 5 steps. How bad would it look if I’m pulling on myself while walking down the aisle!
So, my question to you curvy girls who bought super fitted dresses: did you have problems with bunching at the front of your dress? Did you find yourself pulling at your dress to flatten it?
This is what I mean:
Thanks so much for your help!
Post # 2
My dress is fitted through the hip and the bunching is about the same. I have similar measuremens too 36-29-43. It is right where I bend at the hips. It does not look bad though. I am pretty sure all the dress adds photoshop out any bunching on the models, or the models just do not have any meat on their bones.
It is not bunching because you are pear shapped, it is bunching because you have thighs. All dresses will bunch on everyone like that unless their thighs are so thin they do not go past the plane of their hips. (their hips stick out freakishly far over their legs).
You have to check that the lining is pulled down after you have the dress on. Just ask someone to pull the lining for you while you hold the dress inplace.
Make sure the dress is fitted properly across the hips. Letting the dress out at the hips will prevent the bunching from being really bad.
Embrace it. No one will look at the bunching once you have the whole look complete.
Post # 3
you won’t think of it during the day! You walk, move, you might lift your dress up, etc. so it’s only natural that it will. Mine did and I don’t even think about it when looking at my photos.