- ms. anne thrope
- 8 years ago
okay, my first official wedding post (just got engaged last night! yay!)
i have my own taste so i would never, ever ask anyone for advice on what dress they liked or disliked (most people don’t like what i like – i’m used to it) but i DO have some “issues” that make me wish i could write to stacy london and ask her for her advice on what kind of dress she would recommend for me!
A) i am OLDER – will be 45 next week so will likely be 46 by the time we get married – i just cannot see myself in a frothy tulle concoction, you know? that is just too young……
B) i am really SHORT – i am only five feet tall! this makes all regular clothes shopping difficult but i can imagine for a wedding dress i have to look at things like where the bodice would hit on me and what dresses can and can’t be shortened (already looked at one that i decided cannot be shortened in the usual way)….
C) i have a big BUTT – luckily i like it (and my boyfriend does too) but it tends to make finding something that fits much more difficult. finding jeans is a nightmare…..
D) i have a lot of TATTOOS – i love them – my arms are almost sleeved – but i think i would probably want to cover them for the ceremony for the sake of my relatives and my boyfriend’s relatives, but the reception is mine! (i don’t have to have a dress with sleeves if i can get a pretty cover up for the ceremony)
so with all that…….. what shape do you guys suggest? my sister really, REALLY wants me to wear a 1950’s vintage a-line dress (oh yeah, i love vintage – real vintage) it is TOTALLY my style but i just think an a-line would make me look even shorter.
i see myself in a sheath with a mermaid or trumpet flare at the bottom but again, at five feet tall the flare won’t be where it’s supposed to be, you know? i originally was thinking about one of those nice, unadorned pronovias wrap around styles but i don’t think it really suits my personality (i’m kind of quirky and weird), and i realized that they wouldn’t fit me right anyways (they would come too low on my torso).
any suggestions or advice from other older, big-butted, short, tatted women (or anyone else who cares to chime in) are useful and appreciated…… thanks!!!! (here is a photo of the type of dress i WOULD wear if not for issues A, B and C! lol)