(Closed) Help!!! Which waistline for my wedding dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which waistline?
    Mori Lee 4528 : (22 votes)
    49 %
    Mori Lee 1657 : (23 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    7560 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would go for the narrower waist (the one on the right in the picture.) It gives you one tiny point to draw the eye to – like an hourglass shape. 

    Post # 4
    1084 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I said 1657.. Such a beautiful dress!

    Post # 5
    15 posts
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think 4528 (first dress) will compliment your figure better. They are both stunning dresses, but I am agreeing with your moms thoughts on this one. The horizontal band at the waist will draw the eye to this area and it will (in my opinion) look far more flattering with a smaller band, i.e. first dress. The dress you have on in that picture looks beautiful on you too! The dress has to look right on the bride rather than just getting the best looking dress you can find. It must suit your figure too. I would go for the first dress if I were you. The lace looks so classy and the design is just beautiful. Best of luck with your choice!

    Post # 6
    4980 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I third the first one, for the same reasons. The dress should have boning to suck you in either way. 

    Post # 7
    963 posts
    Busy bee

    I believe the 1657 will be better for your waist line the bonning will go down lower and give you a nice waist line. The first dress will finish half way down the waist and not give you the support i know you are looking for.  I understand where you are coming from.

    Post # 8
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I voted for Mori Lee 4528. Horizontal lines across the waist will always make you look larger than you are…

    Post # 9
    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think it could go either way, but I think your mom is right. That large waistband would cinch in the waist of a taller person, but you don’t look too tall (obviously idk for sure) and if there isn’t enough vertical space, it can just kind of squish you. I prefer the other waistband. 

    Post # 10
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have found that as a plus size person it actually looks much better on me to have a dropped waist!  I was really worried about that when I first started looking, but anything with a “natural” waist made me look bigger than I was and longer/dropped waists hugged my curves and I looked much better!  

    Post # 11
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I agree taht a dropped waist makes you look skinnier. The thickness of the material in that area will also help to hide your tummy if you are worried about that. And never underestimate shapewear! I love wearing a slimmer that goes up to the bra with shorts, no matter what size you are it helps you feel more comfortable 🙂

    Post # 12
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have been trying on dresses like crazy too, and I think the first waistline would be better. I personally don’t want to be sucking in the whole time and want to be able to sit down comfortably at my own wedding. For those reasons, I am chosing something that sits at my natural waist instead of something lower. Even though you may like the ‘holds you in’ factor, I think the more narrow band gives a more feminine shape and will be easier to wear. 

    Post # 13
    2 posts


    Post # 14
    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    go the sweetheart neckline. and can you try on a dress with similar waist lines? they will give you an idea of what to do.

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