(Closed) Help me! I'm clueless with dresses for my body

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You really just have to go try them on.  I would try every style on and see what is best for you.  Shoot, that is half the fun, getting to try on one of everything.  I have a girl friend that is the same height, weight, and measurements.  I went with her to try on dresses.  Ones that looked horrible on me, looked great on her.  Perplexing, but true.  So make a day of it and go try them all on and have some fun.

Post # 4
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

for me, i never wanted to try on a million dresses because i have no patience lol so i looked online. growing up i thought i wanted a ball gown with lot of glitz to match my personality but i  realized that i liked fit & flare to show my body, i am skinny but still have some curves. try looking online and narrow it done somewhat. and then try on a dress in a few different categories to see what matches you the best way.

Post # 5
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260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

With your figure, which is very similar to mine in design (small waist, large boobs and bum) I’d go with a fit on the bust and waist, maybe light fitting on the hips and swooshing down. If youre anythign like me you wont want to showcase those curves too much but a trumpet would look great. Maybe with a sweetheart neckline. This is a good thread

Plus size bee’s with mermaid/rumpet gowns?

 

Also : this lady looks absolutely amazing : http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-dress-is-in-plus-size-lace-trumpet-pics

It seems a trumpet suits many body shapes. I am very different in the waist and bum (I have been at 28 waist and 46 hips before (when I went dress shopping- I’m a bit littler now)) so I find it laughably hard to get clothrs to fit and my dress-shopping experience wasnt all that great. I was told the size 10;s (UK) they had wouldn’t fit me and gave me all these dresses I didn’t like to try on for size. I felt like a freak.

I went to two dress shops and liked two dresses (in reality I loved a 3rd but it was tea lenght and I wanted to wear beautiful shoes with it – which I can’t Halux Falgus). One was an 50-s style pinched in waist with ‘vest’ style sleeves with illusion all over the neck and shoulders making it like a t-shirt sleeve lenght. It was beautiful and hid my hips, but my boobs were quished in and trying to rip free of the illusion and that made me look a bit more meaty up there. The neck was high, up to my collar bones. The other was Maggie Soterro Bernadette. It wouldn’t fit so I had to hang it over my neck (really!). I loved it. So got it (not the real one – I couldnt afford that! but a relpica from online which meant I could accomodate the nearly foot worth of difference between my waist and hips). I got it delivered to my mums – was moving house so couldnt get it delivered to where I was (didn’t know where I was going to be!!!!) and then tried it on 3 months after purchase. I loved it. It suits me well, and I think a fit and flare/ trumpet style is good for most shapes. I didn’t like the trying on malarkie (hey – I’m weird) and went for a punt and it worked out. I lovelovelove my dress!

 

Well done on losing weight! Are you planning on dropping more or are you happy with where you are at? I notice youre wedding is in May so you may be planing on losing more – though I would imagine your bosy shape wouldnt change much. I’d search online for styles (I think a bit of fit and flare would look ace) and then go try one or tow as a PP said. Then if you do plan on loosing more you can get it readjusted happy in the knowledge that you’llstill look ace in the shape of dress xxxx

 

Good luck!

Post # 6
Member
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

With your figure, which is very similar to mine in design (small waist, large boobs and bum) I’d go with a fit on the bust and waist, maybe light fitting on the hips and swooshing down. If youre anythign like me you wont want to showcase those curves too much but a trumpet would look great. Maybe with a sweetheart neckline. This is a good thread

Plus size bee’s with mermaid/rumpet gowns?

 

Also : this lady looks absolutely amazing : http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-dress-is-in-plus-size-lace-trumpet-pics

It seems a trumpet suits many body shapes. I am very different in the waist and bum (I have been at 28 waist and 46 hips before (when I went dress shopping- I’m a bit littler now)) so I find it laughably hard to get clothrs to fit and my dress-shopping experience wasnt all that great. I was told the size 10;s (UK) they had wouldn’t fit me and gave me all these dresses I didn’t like to try on for size. I felt like a freak.

I went to two dress shops and liked two dresses (in reality I loved a 3rd but it was tea lenght and I wanted to wear beautiful shoes with it – which I can’t Halux Falgus). One was an 50-s style pinched in waist with ‘vest’ style sleeves with illusion all over the neck and shoulders making it like a t-shirt sleeve lenght. It was beautiful and hid my hips, but my boobs were quished in and trying to rip free of the illusion and that made me look a bit more meaty up there. The neck was high, up to my collar bones. The other was Maggie Soterro Bernadette. It wouldn’t fit so I had to hang it over my neck (really!). I loved it. So got it (not the real one – I couldnt afford that! but a relpica from online which meant I could accomodate the nearly foot worth of difference between my waist and hips). I got it delivered to my mums – was moving house so couldnt get it delivered to where I was (didn’t know where I was going to be!!!!) and then tried it on 3 months after purchase. I loved it. It suits me well, and I think a fit and flare/ trumpet style is good for most shapes. I didn’t like the trying on malarkie (hey – I’m weird) and went for a punt and it worked out. I lovelovelove my dress!

 

Well done on losing weight! Are you planning on dropping more or are you happy with where you are at? I notice youre wedding is in May so you may be planing on losing more – though I would imagine your bosy shape wouldnt change much. I’d search online for styles (I think a bit of fit and flare would look ace) and then go try one or tow as a PP said. Then if you do plan on loosing more you can get it readjusted happy in the knowledge that you’llstill look ace in the shape of dress xxxx

 

Good luck!

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