Post # 1
I’m having a hard time finding a dress that meets these specifications. Please help!!
- Soft trumpet with high flare, starting approximately on my upper thigh. I’ll be 5’5″ with my shoes, so if the flare starts too low my dress could look disproprtionate
- OR, a slim/soft A-line gown that is fitted through the hips.
Here’s me in a trumpet:
I love the Sophia Tolli Prinia dress, and was wondering if there’s a similar dress that is more fitted.
Post # 2
ut0pia : it seems like you’re wanting flare in an odd spot – from the back, it would equate to mid-butt. Dresses either flare above or under the butt (so hip – which would be a modified a line – or mid-thigh – which would be either a fit and flare or a trumpet, depending on how dramatic the flare is. A “soft” flare would be a trumpet). Both these cuts are very popular and easy to find…not sure the trouble you’re having, unless you’re looking for a mid-butt flare, which you won’t find because that would be really strange looking from behind.
Post # 3
Maybe a drop waist ball gown?
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE
David Tutera’s “Sanya” comes to mind, but I think it’s been discontinued now so you might have trouble finding it!
Here’s a couple preowned ones, but I think you’d need a big petticoat to get it to flare out like the model’s picture 🙂
Post # 5
catskillsinjune : Hi, thanks for the insight. Maybe what I’m looking for is a flare mid-butt… most of the trumpets I’ve been trying on has a flare that starts pretty low on me, making me look weird. See below for picture, but keep in mind I am standing on something. Just imagine the below dress but altered to where the red line is. Doesn’t it look odd, or am I overthinking it?
Post # 6
MrsBG : Thanks! I recently discovered the drop waist ball gown style. Now I’m searching for one that isn’t so poofy.
ElephantAndTheFlea : That’s a beautiful dress! I like how soft the flare is in the picture of the real bride wearing it.
Post # 7
Maybe this could be an option?
Post # 8
ut0pia : well the dress you posted a pic of isn’t a trumpet, it’s a mermaid (: 5’5″ isn’t actually that short – but i agree that mermaids (which are characterized by a dramatic flare just above or below the knee) don’t look good on most people, unless you happen to be really really tall.
are you in the US? allure and maggie sottero both have modified a-line, fit and flare (a more dramatic flare from the mid thigh), and trumpet gowns. any other chracteristics you’re looking for besides just the silhoutette? that would be useful to the hive in terms of giving you suggestions (:
ETA: you might also want to look into designers who offer their dresses as petites – as petite sizing would change the overall proportions of the skirt and bodice.
Post # 9
catskillsinjune : Hi, thanks! Yes I’m in the US and have seen a few dresses from Allure and Maggie Sottero that I like, I’m being kinda picky about the flare placement and volume though. About your suggestion on petite sizing, I’m plus-sized (size 12) so not sure if that would work.
I didn’t intend to make this post into a dress that my specific details, but I agree that it would be helpful to let ya’ll know what I want. Here are the details from order of importance:
-soft fit and flare: flare begins upper thigh but not too flared
-slim A-line, not too poofy or “princess”-y
- Lace material preferred
- Sweetheart Neckline (however, not required because any neckline can be modified to be made a sweetheart)
Another good one I like is Sophia Tolli- Jillian. The picture below is not of me but of a bee that posted awhile ago. Jillian is an older dress and is difficult to find a store that has a sample for me to try on.