(Closed) Having trouble picking a dress style. Help!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think a soft A line would be the best for you.  It’ll float away from the body just enough to hide any problem areas while still giving you good shape.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Have you tried an A-line dress? It’s not big and poofy, like a ballgown, but not fitted like a mermaid/trumpet either.

My dress is an example

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think the first dress you posted is too big on the bottom.. that’s what i mean by a soft A line… something without as much volume as the first one you posted.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Take a break from shopping and looking at dresses.  You’re stressed, you’re not happy with your body, and therefore nothing will look right.  You have enough time to take a couple of weeks off and not think about it.  When you go back to shopping, consider what clothes you own that you feel good in.  What cuts are flattering on you?  Then start shopping for dresses with that in mind.

You might not have a light-filled, choir singing kind of moment when you find your dress, but you will find a dress that you love and want to get married in.  It will happen.

Also, I like the first dress better, but probably just because of the big smile on your face as you wear it!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh, and have you tried dresses on with straps? It may help balance the top and bottom of your body.  I’m bottom heavy and I prefer to wear staps to draw attention to the top instead of the bottom.  Maybe something like the picture below, but with more boob coverage. The general shape is what i’m thinking…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am also wide in the hips and have a bigger chest, but I guess overall I would be considered a pear shape.  I actually chose an A-line dress with a dropped waist because it hugged my curves and made me look taller and skinner because I wasn’t hiding my lower half in a mass of fabric – I am shorter (5’3″ish) and have a short torso, so this worked for me.  I know you don’t want to make your hips look bigger (i didn’t!) but as soon as I tried my dress on I felt thin and curvy and beautiful!  If you haven’t tried a dress like this on, maybe give it a try.  If you don’t like it, that’s ok!  But at least you know 🙂  Here is my dress, as an example.  The sample was a size 10, but it was a bit big on me:

 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@tcchick: Thanks 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@tcchick:  Yes – it’s Maggie Sottero’s Jenna.  I love my dress!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I actually do like the second dress better on you. I say keep looking. You mentioned that most of the dresses you’ve been trying on are all ball gown type dresses, why not start focusing on the sexier type of dresses you like/want more. Honestly I don’t see any reason why a sexier more form fitting dress won’t be flattering on you. Have you tried any lacy dresses yet? Maybe you just have to deviate a little from what you’ve been trying on in order to find the “one” 🙂 good luck!

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