Post # 1
Is there a dress that you absolutely love but have been told is unflattering on you? Or style that is most flattering on you but that you don’t care for at all?
Please share your experiences and post the dress that you love but that you feel is unflattering (or the dress that is unbelievably flattering but that you don’t love). Did you have to change your direction entirely after trying on wedding gowns for the first time?
I’m especially interested in seeing the dresses chosen by fellow apple shapes. I am finding that all of the style elements that are supposed to be most flattering on my body type (ruching, asymmetrical pleating, empire waist, corset back, etc.) I don’t much care for on me – and the style elements that I like, I am told are not as flattering.
If you have been in this situation, which dress did you choose? Are you happy with that choice, or have you regretted it ever since?
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2016 - Talus Rock Retreat
I absolutely loved this dress, but have been told (by many bees and family members) that it is not the most flattering on my body type…there was another dress that I posted that everybody loved and said it flattered my body type perfectly!…but I hated the dress…so I’m looking more for a sheath dress with just a little bit more of a form fitting fit and a little more wow…this just wasn’t doing it for anybody.
Post # 3
jnmaes26: Well to my eye, you look gorgeous in that dress!
galadriel: I shopped vintage so it was quite difficult to find a dress that didn’t need major alterations. As soon as I saw mine online I instantly fell in love with it and ordered it straightaway. It happened to be very flattering too.
Post # 4
I was looking for a ball gown and fell in love with a sheath dress online. When I tried it on it didn’t look good at all on my figure so I kept looking. Ended up with a dropped waist ball gown that was super flattering. During my search I found that drop waist and mermaids looked best on me
here’s the sheath
and the ball gown 🙂
Post # 5
I ended up choosing the dress that was most flattering and more appropriate for my simple wedding. Heres a pic of the dress I loved – where it flares out was really low for my height (5’1) and my crew loved the dress but didn’t think it was doing me justice so I had to part ways with it.
vs my dress below