(Closed) Dress Shopping Tomorrow – buff brides, please show me your dresses!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
11279 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t know but you may find a sweetheart neckline may look better as a usual strapless may accentuate your shoulders. On my frist shopping trip all the strapless gowns didn’t suit me but I later found out I think this was because i’m quite broad shouldered, whereas the sweetheart breaks it up a bit. Just enjoy and try on every style you can πŸ˜‰

Post # 5
Hostess
11279 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Entangled:

When I thought strapless didn’t suit me I found an A-line dress with straps that looked nice and it had a v-neck which was flattering on one hand but not on the other – it made my boobs look smaller than normal! Plus the straps were slightly off the shoulder so from the back it emphasised ‘any’ bingo wings so I went off it. It’s so hard as there’s so many different things involved that effect how you look in a dress. I was pleased though as I got my dream strapless dress, which has a sweetheart neck.

Post # 6
Member
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This site is kind of funny, BUT it actually seems to address most necklines (sorry not anything strapless) but it might be worth a look:

http://www.shiningknightjewelry.com/page2/howtowearjewelry/necklines/necklines.htm 

Oh this looks pretty helpful too:

http://wedding.theknot.com/bridal-fashion/wedding-dress-shopping/articles/wedding-gown-neckline-glossary.aspx?MsdVisit=1 

No matter what though, its going to be trial and error and see what makes you get that ‘IT’ feeling.

If I may throw my own personally opinion in, As you have a BUFF girl build, you may want a fully more couture geared dress.  It would seem your body could pull it off, instead of being swallowed whole by fabric.  Might work well, try a few on!

Post # 7
Member
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have broad shoulders and I didn’t find a problem with strapless.  However I did find that because my body is more athletic and basically doesn’t have much in the curve department, a ball gown at the natural waist (belly button) suited me much more.  Here are some pics (one of which is my dress!!).  Sorry they are so big. 

This dress was my #1 favorite….until I tried on the dress below it…MY dress!!

Post # 8
Member
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m definitely not at my buffest at the moment, but I certainly have a similar build (my measurements for my shoulders versus my waist make me shudder). I’m incredibly broad in the shoulders and have a very long torso.

I would definitely recommend a sweetheart neckline and perhaps even a drop-waist or A-line dress to accentuate your long torso. 

Here’s my dress

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Post # 9
Member
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Strapless worked for me, although I ended up liking some with straps, too.

The one major thing about having a strong back and wearing a strapless is that you NEED the back to dip down. If it goes straight across it makes my shoulders look weirdly manly–not strong in an elegant way. When the back dips down it looks lovely.

 

I don’t know what you like already, and I’m sure you’re buffer than I am, but I always feel like I have bigger than normal arms because of lifting.

 

Can you post a photo of your silhouette so we have an idea?

 

Sorry my photo program isn’t working this morning and my pictures aren’t loading to show you examples. πŸ™ [attachment=1393542,177016]

Post # 14
Member
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You may want to try a halter style.  It pulls in how wide the shoulders look, but would still allow you to show off your arms.

Post # 15
Member
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

These areall lovely dresses!!

Post # 16
Member
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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