Post # 1
I’m a pretty skinny peson (5’8″ and usually wear a size 0) so I never thought I’d buy a wedding gown that made me feel so disproportinate. Both times I went to the store and tried on this dress, I felt that it was pretty and flattering in person. It does make my hips look curvy but I didn’t feel it was too much. But every single picture I’ve taken looks like this. I don’t know if it will fit differently after alterations or if I should just get a new dress. I feel it makes my bottom half look so much bigger than the rest of me. I love the dress and it’s the style I’m looking for but I cringe whenever I see my shape in the pictures. Any suggestions?
Post # 2
I’m not seeing whatever you are seeing. It looks beautiful on you. Yes, you can see your hips but that’s not a bad thing and they certainly don’t look wide. I think you’re being overly critical of yourself.
Post # 3
I think you look absolutely stunning and beautiful in that dress! The curve of your hips in the dress looks amazing. I’d argue that a less hippy look on that dress wouldn’t look as right.
I believe that that style is supposed to bring out hips, and it’s a good thing in my opinion.
Post # 4
I personally have the hips of a 12-year-old boy and thus I’d be trying to show off those beauties rather than hide them.
Agree with hikingbride :
though, I think you’re being overly aware. You have a great figure!
Post # 5
Also, maybe even try something that hugs a bit tighter all the way down? If you’re worried (which again you should not be, you look amazing!) that you’re bottom half is bigger, something tight will emphasize your hips, but then also emphasize the slenderness of your legs afterwards.
Post # 6
I think you have a lovely figure, but I understand exactly what you’re saying. I don’t think that this particular dress is designed to showcase your size 0 body as much as a different dress may. I would encourage you to try on some other dresses and compare the photos to see what elements may be more flattering (not that this dress is in any way unflattering to you.)
Post # 7
Great idea! This dress is actually supposed to be a mermaid but I just had them clip the top part when I was trying it on! Maybe tighter would flatter my bottom half better.:-) Thanks so much for the feedback!
Post # 8
the dress is just fitted to your figure and your hips appear to be a decent bit wider than your chest. you don’t look ‘bottom heavy’ by any means. i think the dress looks lovely on you.
Post # 9
My dress is similar to yours and I have huge hips. I wore a petticoat underneath because I felt the poof at the bottom made my hips look more proportionate.
Post # 10
Also just an FYI, this picture was taken straight on so your hips are going to look the widest. I had the same concerns looking at pictures I had taken of myself in my dress too.
But I just went through my entire wedding album and I don’t have one photo of me straight on. The photographer will know how to get flattering angles and most of mine are slightly to the side.
Post # 11
We have a near identical body shape! Tiny waist and bigger hips compared to the rest of the proportion of the body. In any dress other than a ball gown that flares out just before the hips, you will have this effect. Looking at you gives me comfort because you look stunning! We are our harshest critics. The comment about taking photos from th side was spot on.
My advise to you is talk this issue over with your alterations specialist. If you are unhappy with the result now, try adding something underneath to make the dress flare out slightly at your “hip dip” line (the dip between your hips and your thighs that you love in the mirror but sometimes looks funky in clothes). Or, I agree about playing around with a mermaid look by making it tighter below.
Regardless, you look gorgeous as-is!
Post # 12
I’m a similar shape! From my experience I think you have three options:
1) Take some styling advice for pear shapes, about adding “visual weight” to your bust/shoulders. Add some sleeve/shoulder/off-the-shoulder detail to balance the hips. (I basically live by this.) IDK if it would mess up the style you’re going for, but I definitely think it would fix the balance. Your shoulders and hips are very proportionate, just the shoulders don’t get to contribute to the silhouette of this dress as it is.
2) I know it’s the style you want in theory, but maybe not in reality? I would’ve hated the idea of buying another dress though so I’m not really trying to push that haha.
3) Just embrace it, you’re slim thick, nothing wrong with having big hips on a small frame, it’s a feminine and stunning body shape.
I don’t think making the skirt more mermaid-y is gonna help (although it hopefully wouldn’t hurt) because the visual balance you’re trying to create is between your hips and torso, not your hips and legs. At least that’s my experience from styling my similar body type.
Also don’t worry, because you look gorgeous!
Post # 13
SAME! As a slim-hipped lady, I think OP’s curves are gorgeous and enviable.
OP, Nothing about this dress needs fixing. You look perfect as is!
Post # 15
I think you look lovely. Go by how the dress looks in person. Dresses can look awful in unprofessional snaps! A good photographer will capture how it actually looks in real life.