(Closed) Four – FOUR – Body Issues

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Congrats on your engagement!!

Tattoos- easy fix- makeup! Airbrush makeup or even makeup specifically designed to cover up tattoos. Kat Von D makes a line of makeup for Sephora, I think?

In regards to your height and behind, don’t forget, just like every day clothes, wedding gowns can be tailored to fit your exact shape and size. I highly suggest going to some local stores and working with the sales consultants and they will help you. They work with ladies of all shapes and sizes everyday. You’re not unusual! (in a good way!)

You could totally pull of your dream dress! Just get it altered to fit you!

Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

What about a dress with lace sleeves? But not the 80s kind, the cute vintage kind. Also, if you have a big butt but a smaller waist, something belted might look really amazing on you. Here is a pic of ivanka trump’s dress (and grace kelly, the inspiration)… something with a slightly more opaque sleeve would take care of the tattoo problem and still look really cute and vintage. 

Post # 5
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m 5’3″ and went with a mermaid style. I was a bit skeptical when the consultant pulled it because I thought I would be too short to carry the dress, but it really works for me. I will be wearing 3″ heels, though. Are you thinking of going with heels or flats?

I would expect, regardless of what style you choose, they would be able to take your proportions into consideration when making/altering the dress, and create a shorter bodice or start the flare a bit higher so that it falls on you properly. I would visit a bridal salon or two and ask what can and can’t be done with different styles both at the ordering and the alterations stages.

Congrats on your engagement! I’m sure you’ll find something you love.

Post # 6
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That dream dress was pretty close to what I wanted to post as a solution to all your issues! It covers you up tattoo-wise; it has classic vintage style that is NOT frothy – it is suitable for your age; it has a flattering silhouette that should, if properly altered, do wonders for your butt; if the waist is in the right place, that dress will NOT make you look shorter at all. Go for it! 

P.S. I am also 5’0″ and tried on dresses like that. You’ll look great!

Post # 7
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

A few questions can probably help to give better guidance: What’s your shape and what features would you like to emphasize/deemphasize? I know you said you have a big butt–does that mean that you are pear-shaped (some women have nice round butts with narrow hips–lucky ducks!)? Shape is important–if you are pear shaped, then you may find that a trumpet/mermaid silhouette puts a lot of emphasis on your hips that you might not want.

I’m short too (5′) so I can tell you what GENERALLY works and doesn’t work for short brides, but in the end, you’ve gotta try it on. Wedding dresses look so different on the hanger and in ads than they do on your body, so take these with a grain of salt:

GOOD: princess seams, a-lines, gentle flares (if trumpet or mermaid), sheath, short dresses (but knee length, not calf), minimal and delicate details, natural or higher waists

NOT-SO-GOOD: horizontal seams that cut the body (so seams at the waist or where the skirt flares on a trumpet dress), big ball gowns, big flare on mermaid dresses, lots of folds–pick-ups, origami (they tend to look outsized or like you’re wearing the drapes), huge bling and splashy details, dropped waists


Post # 8
271 posts
Helper bee

First off, you will look gorgeous no matter what, so it’s just a question of finding something you’re comfortable with…What about something like this?


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