(Closed) Don't even know where to start

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You are so cute! You could pretty much pull off anything. I do think ball gowns can quickly overpower petite brides but you should still try one just to see if you like it. You have a great shape so dresses that show your shape would look great. Here are a crew examples of styles that flatter a petite frame. Like others have said, try on different styles and you will quickly learn what aspects of each dress you like until you find one that combines them all. Think of your normal style category, classic, unique, princess, sophisticated, simple, sexy etc. Most of all have  fun! You only do it once!

Post # 19
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@nightborn:  Haha, you know what, I went into the dress hunt the same way you did – I knew basically zero about what I wanted EXCEPT that I did not want a strapless dress or a ballgown.  I was right about the ballgown, but I ended up with a strapless dress.  I’m even older than you and I am also a DD and you would be amazed at how secure you can feel in the right dress.  Not trying to influence you at all, but keep an open mind – for one thing, there are a heck of a lot of strapless dresses out there so for trying-on purposes, it’s good to be open to them – if nothing else, you can see different overall silhouettes and narrow those down – i.e. whether you like mermaid or trumpet or sheath or a-line – and then once you know that, then look for non-strapless versions.  By The Way I had no idea what mermaid or strapless or a-line meant two months ago ๐Ÿ™‚  Good luck and try to have fun!

Post # 20
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I felt the same way until I realized that what I wanted was a colored wedding dress.

I know that’s kind of unusual, but something to think about? Not every woman pictures herself walking down the aisle in a poofy white dress. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 21
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - Wyckoff, NJ

Check out Sue Wong dresses – they’re light and fun

 

I actually wore one of her designs for my shower:

Post # 22
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295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I too am a DC-area bride in my early thirties, had been with my fiance for 5 years by the time I went dress shopping, and I had very little idea what kind of dress I wanted.  At the first salon I visited, the consultant pulled a variety of styles for me to try.  At the second salon, I pulled a variety of styles to try.  By the third store, I had a pretty good idea of what I liked on me.  I gave up on trying to figure out which dress was “me” and just tried to find one that I loved and that I could imagine getting married in.  I recommend looking at Yelp reviews when choosing what stores to visit to avoid stores with bad service and be prepared for anything unusual (e.g., bridal salon outside of Baltimore is set up with seats for your entourage in your dressing room rather than outside).  Good luck!

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