Post # 1
How to find a dress for an odd body… ok I might not have an odd body, but me and my body have never seen eye to eye, mostly because for a long time my eyes couldn’t see my toes… Anyway. I’ve been looking at dresses and loooove so many types but the FH is set on Trumpet, but not to of a flare. With that said I’ve aslo stumbled across trumpets that I like, my problem, will they fit my body type, I am an hour glass shape, but with that said my bust size is about a triple, D..now that does depend on the store I have squeezed into a Dirty Delete but reall we are looking at DDD… no wonder I can’t see my toes! So the ladies are huge putting it nicely, and they look even larger to my petite size of 5’4 So the question is would a trumpet dress look good on me?
This would be the dress the FH loves (have not tried it on in real life…then again I haven’t tried on any dresses…shock I know)
and this would be my body type, (have hidden the face of FH since he is not apart of WB, so instead it looks like FH is Ted Mosbey from our fav tv show how I met your mother)
Now this photo was taken in the summer so since then I’ve lost 20 pounds, but still look about the same
So if a Trupmet will not work, what are your thoughts, please no puffy, FH will not marry me…ok he probably still would be he has shown great heat for puffy dresses
Post # 3
That is our fav show too! LOL
I suggest an A line dress but you will never know if trumpet works for you until you try. Good luck!
Post # 4
The only way to find out is to go out and try them on! I thought trumpet dresses would look horrible on me….and that is what I ended up with 🙂 You might surprise yourself with what you end up liking!
Post # 5
Ah HAH, so you’re the mother! ;p
Definitely go try it on! You’ll never know until you do. Congratulations on losing 20lb btw!
Post # 6
I also love HIMYM! And like daniellealys, I think you should go try on a trumpet dress. I think having the actual dress on will really help you decide whether or not you can see yourself getting married in that silhouette. You might think about what you like to wear in your daily life and how you like your clothes to fit. Obviously this can only go so far since most of us have never worn a wedding dress before. But knowing this can help you determine what you might feel most comfortable in. For me, I knew I love clothes that hit me at my natural waist. It’s just really flattering on my body. And what do you know, I got a wedding dress that has a beautiful natural waist and is probably the most flattering, beautiful, and comfortable piece of clothing I own!
Post # 7
You really wont know until you try it on! But I could see in a more A line style. Either way he’ll love you in anything!!
Post # 8
I think a dress with a lot of structure to it would be fine. A sheath trumpet might be too revelaing and show off things that you’re not comfortable flaunting. I think a great structured fit and flare gown is White One 411 by Pronovias. It would give you that “hug” and balance out the areas you’re not crazy about.
Post # 9
I would have to say no. You’re looking at the thing a little bit the wrong way. You are a busty lady, but you also have hip curves and a trumpet dress would over accentuate your figure rather than flatter it. A full skirt would look beautiful on you and with a straight edged, but strapless neckline, you would make your body look longer, and not overwhelme in the bust area. You don’t (please don’t think I am being rude) have a very small waist, so if you get something structured, like a bustier type top with a V shaped front, you will bring in the waist that you have, cause your bust to become a feature but not overwhelme and with an a-line skirt look the belle of the wedding (as you should be).
Post # 10
thanks for all the input, I know I have to try on dresses I just feel weird going into the store knowing I am not going to buy the dress…. and I’m still trying to lose the weight thing…which is prob my biggest setback, I see my self way bigger than I am, but food and I have had a rough relationship from bing eating to not eating at all, to being only 140 and thinking I was fat to being 230 but eating just cause….. so now I got life on track, am finally in a place where I’m eating the best I ever have, and hopfully I will see how beautiful I am in whatever dress I can find….
Post # 11
Do I think you could wear a mermaid? Sure! You have an hourglass figure, and you could rock it.
But honestly, if you are not comfortable with your body at this time, I would think twice about the mermaid, just because you don’t want to feel self conscious on your wedding day. Mermaids are obviously very fitted, and you have to be comfortable with all your curves showing! If you try a mermaid and have any doubts about feeling comfortable with the style, go with an A-line. A-lines flatter all body types, without being super poofy! You want to be focusing on enjoying your wedding day, not worrying about your body in your dress!
Post # 12
I’m a size 16, and I NEVER thought I’d be able to rock a tight fitting mermaid style/fit and flare gown. NEVER.
Until I tried them on.
So that’s my suggestion…you need to try on EVERYTHING and anything! You never know what will look stunning on you!! 🙂
I went for the ‘typical’ A-Line gown at first, because that’s what I assumed was best for my body, ( http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/did-i-make-the-right-choice-jenna-vs-essense ) BUT then (after dress regret) I bought a stunning form fitting fit and flare/mermaid gown that shows off all my curves! ( http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/officially-a-2-dress-bride-didnt-go-with-jenna-didnt-go-with-essense )
So definitely go and try everything on dear! You’ll be pleasantly surprised I’m sure!
Post # 13
I’m a 12 in street sizes, and I did find a mermaid dress that I liked. It had ruching over the stomach so that it hid my chubbiness. There aren’t pictures of it online, but this dress has something similar.
If this style doesn’t work for you, though, a-lines are super flattering and fit-and-flares are sort of similar to mermaids, but not as tight.
Post # 14
A trumpet is going to emphasize your gut. Don’t do it, yes everything looks good on the slim models these dresses don’t translate so well to girls with curves.
Rouching is going to be your bestest friend, so is a corset back. You can go for a dropped waist type dress, which is fitted until your hips, which might be just about perfect for you.
Don’t go dead set on a style instead tell her a few things you’ve liked and let the consultant pull some figure flattering dresses. You really never know…
Post # 15
icedchaitea the mermaid dress you choose looks so amazing,
jo.lee I like the idea of the ruching because it will mask anything I don’t want but do like the style of mermaid and trumpet,
I feel like if I go for an a-line or something that hides my body, I’ll just feel fatter, I personally feel that these types of dresses are the way for me to go, my Fiance thinks I’m beatuiful, and curvy so why not show it off…. I’m more comfortable in my body now, so showing it off might be that final step into realizing, because honestly like I’ve said I already lost 20 pounds, but I haven’t bought any new clothes so I’m still in bagging not flatering clothing which I know is part of my issue…so maybe a shopping trip first for more form fitting clothes then next step trying on wedding dresses…