(Closed) Dress and body shape

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I went with a dress shape I know works with my body type, but that said, I was surprised and how a few other silhouettes could have worked too.

 

Post # 4
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

it can be good advice but the you should always keep in mind that its more about proportions than just shape. They might tell you that pear shaped women should only wear certain dress styles but not all pear shaped women have the exact same proportions, some have longer torsos, or longer legs or broader shoulders or bigger bust etc.. Every woman has a unique combination of body shape/proportion/height so the rules dont always work for everyone.

Post # 5
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I tried to look up the advice on shapes for busty girls. Some articles said to wear ballgowns to balance it out, others said not to because it just makes you look bustier. So, I just ignored the advice and got a ballgown because that’s what I wanted. I think I look pretty awesome in it :). The advice out there is mostly just people making stuff up, I feel. There’s no way it’s scientific.

Post # 6
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2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t pay attention to any of it.  I went with a dress I knew I would feel comfortable in, since once that’s met feeling confident and pretty and rockin’ a dress comes easy 🙂

Post # 7
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1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jo.lee: I did EXACTLY the same thing!  I’m petite and have a big bust, and everyone was like, “You’ll drown in a ballgown.”  But I tried them on and LOVED them, so the heck with all the advice.

Post # 8
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I went against most conventional advise. I went with what I liked.

They say that small chested girls should wear halters but every dress I tried on with straps looked terrible.  I went strapless.  I also have read that pear shapes should avoid dresses that put emphasis on the hips but my fiance loves the shape of my hips, so I went dropped waist.

Post # 9
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I knew that an A-Line would be most complimentary for my body type (very curvy, but still an hourglass) but I fell in love with a fit&flare and it’s actually listed as an ’empire waist’ which is supposedly the WORST type of silhouette that a curvy girl should have!

Haha – yup – I threw all of that out the window and went for it!

 

Post # 10
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I tried on all different types of dresses to see which cut looked best on me. There were things that I liked that I was told wouldn’t be good for my body. I think it really depends on your proportions more than anything else.

Post # 11
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2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My first consultant really urged me not to try on mermaid dresses. Granted, the gowns she ::did:: pick were wonderful and flattering.

But I ended up with a mermaid anyway, at another store. -_- Love love love the gown, but I’m short and a little stout, so I get constant dress regrets. Seeing ::my:: dress would really help calm my nerves. 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not sure 🙂 I guess I didnt follow the “rules” but I think I chose a gown that generally speaking, looks good on hourglass shapes.

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