(Closed) Dress makes hips appear wide

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think you’re worrying too much about it. I have a similar body shape (although am much shorter—you’re so lucky!). Embrace the fact that to have hips. You look lovely. As other said, this is not the most flattering angle because you are facing the camera straight on. You won’t be posed this way for wedding photographs, anyway. Plus, you don’t have the most flattering lighting in this photo. 

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

It looks like you have hips. Which you do. So, it’s good

Post # 18
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Sugar bee

You look gorgeous!!!

Post # 19
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Newbee

Also 5’8″ and a size 0-2 with wide hips…I’ve always loved my hips and I think you look amazing in the dress!  I picked a very similar dress specifically to flaunt my waist:hip ratio, actually.

That being said…I get it…after I got back my engagement photos where I wore a pretty fitted dress, again to show off my waist and hips, there are a few where I’m like “omg HIPS” when I look at them.  You’re just seeing yourself from an angle you’re not used to (and whoever took this photo was lower or shorter than you most likely, which will also accentuate the hips).  We are our own worst critics and you probably are going to be meh about a few of the photos in ANY dress, so don’t let that stop you.

Also google “waist hip ratio and attractiveness” if you need a boost 🙂

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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michellebel89 :  Let me start by saying that your figure is stunning, so no changes needed there. I think the issue with the dress is its not a true trumpet or mermaid dress (both of which will look great on you). It’s this weird in between.

I would either have the bottom of the dress tightened to accentuate your curves more OR if you don’t like your hips showing, go for a dress with a fuller skirt.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Your hips look amazing! Flaunt it.

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

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michellebel89 :  I think you look nice. Can I ask how much you weigh? size 0 doesnt mean much to me where I am.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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naivemelody :  Agree with the shoulder advice! I think the “problem” (which there isn’t really one – you look amazing) is with the super delicate straps, not the hip area. If the straps were a slightly wider lace they would bring more attention to the area and make you look more hourglass than pear. Or what about keeping the straps as they are and adding little lace off the shoulder straps?

Post # 24
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Busy bee

Yes to the advice of PPs… Add more detail to the shoulder area.   It’s minimalistic; the imbalance is because there’s so much more going on around the hips.  Your hips look perfect in the dress, tbh.  I think you just need to add more up top. 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

First glance at your photo and my thoughts were you look stunning, dress is gorgeous and im envious of your figure! Trying to look at it with that critical eye, we all look at to ourselves, i see your hips…mind you, had you not said that your hips were bugging you, i wouldnt have been able to find what you were talking about! I think this is stunning, the shape is flattering and your figure is gorgeous! If it is really bothering you, than perhaps try on different dresses, but your hips in no way look too big!

Post # 26
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Newbee

First off, I think you look beautiful in that dress, and you have a gorgeous shape – not too hippy in the slightest! I am in the same boat as you. I am a few inches shorter but also am thin and pear-shaped. I am very small on top with narrow shoulder and a small waist, so my hips definitely are the widest part of me. I found the slim fitting dresses that are most flattering on me are dresses that draw the eyes up: detailing in the shoulder area, cap sleeves, off the shoulder styles, and higher necklines all accomplished that for me. I ended up with a sheath style dress with an illusion bateau neckline, which I found to be one of the most flattering necklines for my smaller upper body. All that being said – you have the figure to pull off any dress you choose, and you look fabulous in this one!  

Post # 27
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Helper bee

Same body type here! When I tried on dresses of that style all I could do was stare at my hips! We are definitely our worst critics, and trust me, you look beautiful! Remember you will be holding a bouquet- make sure you hold your bouquet right below your belly button and that should help break up the line across your hips.  

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

You look beautiful. But I think the best change you could make would be to have thicker straps. The delicate top half of the dress accentuates the curves of your bottom half. Which again, you look amazin. Embrace the hips. But if you’re concerned, see about adding thicker straps, or potentially a necklace.

Post # 29
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Busy bee

Are you serious? You look absolutely stunning. I would kill for those hips, because I’m a rectangle and sheath dresses make me look like I’m wearing a shapeless nightgown. I don’t have wide enough hips to create the feminine shape that you have!

I super love it on you. 

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