(Closed) Honest opinions on whether this dress suits my body shape please!

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

its beautiful on you! I love that dress! If you are feeling insecure try wearing spanx underneath your dress, that way you wont be thinking about it all night!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think you look gorgeous.  And it definitely creates an hourglass shape.  I also love the dress itself, I think it’s so pretty.

The thing is, most of us don’t have absolutely “perfect” bodies, and it’s tough to find a dress that could transform your real body into your ideal body.  You have a lovely figure, and yes you have fuller hips (so do I, and Fiance looooves them), but while that dress doesn’t magically make your torso longer or your hips smaller, I think it makes you look beautiful.  So I think you should wear a dress you love in a shape you love, and believe me when I say it’s super flattering and you look awesome.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

oh wow! I think it looks amazing on you!! SOOOO beautiful

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

FRUMPY!? Heck no! You don’t look frumpy, that dress gives you that awesome hour glass shape that some of us would kill to have.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think the dress is beautiful and this may be a crazy idea, but could you shorten the straps at all? I feel like if it were to sit a little higher on your body it would be perfect! I could be crazy and I love the dress but that is my only thought

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it looks great, bit if it makes you feel self conscious, it’s not the one.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Certainly not frumpy! But have you tried on anything with a more defined waist (like a wide sash) in an A-line?  Something like the Justin Alexander dress that often shows up on the boards, although perhaps not quite that poofy in the skirt. I would think that style might bring out more what you want to bring out and hide what you want to hide (not that you have anything to hide).

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love it; it gives you rockin’ curves!  As a girl with none, I’m jealous.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It does draw attention to your hips!  That’s a fabulous curve!  You look gorgeous!  Many a girl would love that shape!  Actually, quite a few guys as well…but on a different level 🙂

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think this dress is absolutely great on you. You mentioned that your hip is a bit big. But the design of the straps widens your shoulder, and so it balances with your hip. I think this dress definitely shows your best (your waist) and turns your worst( you said it’s your hip) to a perfect balance!

Perfect choice

 

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ok.  Short waisted gal here too!  And here is what I’d do…fwiw, you have a crazy gorgeous shape to your body, but there are certain things we can do with a dress to make it show off our best assets! (learned this from competing in Miss america state pageants).  Everybody has ways to make and tweak their shape to make it work best.

First I’d remove straps.  Shortens your torso.  And the upward “v” beading on the bodice is what makes things look a bit different.  A DOWNWARD “V” type of beading would make the waistline look differently and draw your eye in a different direction, elongating the waist in appearance.  They could delicately remove the beading and simply sew it in the downward “v” position.

I think your dress would make jaws drop when they’d see you in that beautiful gown with your fabulous curves! 

 

Post # 28
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

The back of the dress is amazing too.  I’d love it also without the straps. But see it has the downward v beadwork!  I’d just change the front to better match the back, have the beading start at the smallest part of your waist and then point downward to mid tummy.  If you had trouble or issues without the straps, use the doublesided garment tape inside your gown.  That’s what I’ve used for years…and secret of keeping glam gowns up.

Post # 29
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you do look lovely but my attention is drawn to your tummy area as

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Atalanta said.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Honestly– you look amazing! I completely disagree with Atalanta and Prewitt. Instead of looking at your hips (which I believe everyone is doing ONLY because of your description) I looked at up at your face, and what I noticed the most is that the straps are perfectly parallel to the width of your hips which means you fit the bill as a perfect hour glass!! Especially since your waist is so tiny! You are not pear shaped at all! 

I agree with nontraditionalmiami that a padded bra for just a tiny bit of cleavage will help to draw the attention upward. And of course the finished product– with hair, make-up and a veil will seal the deal!!!! 

Oh and while I’m at it— who is the designer?! It’s soooo pretty! 🙂

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

You look gorgeous in that dress. It’s perfect for your body shape…  Others have mentioned their eyes being drawn to the mid-section, but I wouldn’t worry about it. When you have your hair done, makeup, flowers, jewelry, and of course your beautiful smile, the eye will be drawn to your face. 

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