Post # 1
So I’m thinking about getting a dress made because I live out in Asia and can’t really find anything that suits me. I found a designer who I think is capable but making a gown from scratch really terrifies me, especially since I don’t have that many options of dresses to try on to figure out the shape I need. So far I’ve discovered I can’t have dresses that hit at the tradition waist point because I have a short torso. So I need either a dropped waist or something completely fitted or something a bit above the waist.
First pic is me in a dress I was considering so you can see for reference:
and another dress that isn’t my style but shows my figure a bit better:
As you can see I dont necessarily have the tiniest waist but it is what it is, just have to take it into consideration. Soooo, I’m considering TWO dress options.
The first is a combination of these two designs:
I would combine the top part of the first dress from the magazine with the bottom of the second dress. Since the torso would be shorter in length (similiar to second dress), the V won’t come down as low. What do you guys think??
With this bustier/boning style (or something structured and similar):
Which do you like better or think would be more flattering??
EDIT: In either case I may do a tiny row of beading to accentuate my waist but we’ll see
Post # 3
I think both would be gorgeous! It totally depends what look you are going for (what the theme of your wedding is, where you are getting married, etc)- more formal or more organic and flowy! Personally, I like the first option, as long as the V isn’t too deep like you said! 🙂
Post # 4
I think the first combination is great on you !
Post # 5
Personally not a fan of either, the V is too deep in my opinion in the first one, and I’m not keen on the second, but it would look great if you closed up the V in the first one 🙂
Post # 6
I quite like #1. I love the design for the bust from the magazine! (That dress is STUNNING!) & I think the shortened waist would look great on you! But like Foolsintherain said- I think either could work depening on what your looking for. I really really like the structured look for some brides!
Post # 7
@FoolsintheRain: @justjade: My venue is in NYC and is sort of wine cellar-y, meaning it’s a lot of brick with arched (brick) ceilings and wrought iron. I think either look would work there.
My concern w the first design is that because my waist isn’t really defined, that my most narrow point won’t look that narrow and that i’ll make me look boxy.
AWWW two people think I’m worst designer ever!
Post # 8
This is the easiest question ever!! I’ve ALWAYS OBSESSED OVER that Elie Saab dress you showed!! that dress is gorgeous and has always been my dream! If ever I was making a custom dress it’d have to have that top! it’s gorgeous!! And I can see it’ll totally suit you because the first dress picture you showed (which I thought was gorgeous btw) totally suited you and the top is sort of similar.
I hope you post pictures once it’s done 🙂
Post # 9
I think the first dress you designed is prettier. However, I think you need more structure because in the 2nd dress you posted a picture of, it showed your figure so much better. I think you will lose it in the first dress. Go with the 2nd one.
Post # 10
@futuremrsk18: That’s what I’m worried about! I think the first dress would be incredible if my waist was super tiny but it’s just not. My Fiance also really prefers something more fitted which isn’t my TOP concern but it’s a consideration.
@MrsWright: LOL, I know, I’ve been saving that picture for over a year now!
I wonder if there’s a way to do the top part of the first and the shape of the second?? It would have to be two different fabrics.
WHY CANT I JUST BE HOME IN NY SO THIS COULD BE EASY? Anyway, I will go back and try some dresses on of similar shapes and will post so you guys can (please) give me some more feedback!
Post # 11
I think with the flowy dress having a band around your waist, like that first picture, or some sort of sash will define your waist and make you look small!
I’m kinda a plus sized bride (street size 14- bridal 16), and wearing a similar style. Sometimes, I do regret not getting a dress that was fitted through the hips to be more figure flattering, but a natural band around the waistline can be flattering (in my opinion)- for reference here is my dress (two sizes too big and not clipped in the back)