(Closed) I need help dressing myself.

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a similar body shape to you, where my belly sticks out…I can only wear one kind of dress and feel comfortable.  It’s this cut they have at the Gap called “fit and flare”.  It’s smaller in the middle, right where you are smaller, and then it flares out, but does not make you look pregnant! 

Really the only way I find clothes to wear is by trying on a lot of things and trying not to cry.  I’d start at the Gap, though.  Good luck.

Post # 4
46961 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


LeonardLady:  Show off your great legs and wear something that skims the tummy. Don’t wear things too loose or it makes you look bigger. A longer tunic top and skinny jeans is a great casual look. Or wear a sheer kimono over a tee.


wear a dress with contrasting patterns- but again just skimming the body




Post # 5
8690 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

LeonardLady:  I would check Asos (or anywhere really) for a skater or shift style dress. 

Post # 6
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

LeonardLady:  Holy Molly!   it could have been a pic of me!!!!!!!!


Ok I will let you know I ‘ve had the same dilemma with the clothes for photoshoot – nothing i like fitted any more and I didnt want to look like a cow and boy oh boy trying things on in store was absolutely devastating!


I bought me a secret supporting underwear – such super tight oversized underpants that pulled in my thighs belly and hips. I dont have a massive bust so no worries there.

So you Have to have to sort out your tummy issue IF it makes you uncomfortable!!! So support underwear is the way to go, I only worn mine once!

I wanted to have a ROMANTIC look so I went for a black polka dot ‘gypsy’ style top and white long flowwy skirt. The things I wanted to wear originally ( white corset top with sweetheart neckline and off shoulder sleeves) did not fit any more.

I promise you this what i call ‘my secret bridget jones underwear’ actually saved my pics! It was super hot ( +36 c!) and I thought heck one more hour of that and I will pass out lol but it was worth it.


You have a lovely thin waist so dont hide it by anything baggy!!! It will make you look bigger than you are, so a gentle A line should do the trick ( unless you want to wear jeans or trousers then you will need something fitted on the hips, with belt going across the hips) and flared from the knee down or bootcut.


DO NOT wear skinny jeans! They make pear shaped girls look like they have MASSIVE backside! Flared or at the very least straight leg is the way to go for us!

Decide what style you want to go – romantic, sporty, casual, glamorous… where is the shoot? On the beach or in the city?

I think it is super important to wear a flattering top – you will get lots of portrait shots, so you want something nice around your neck and bust area that would not distract from your face!

Best of luck!


Post # 7
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

peachacid:  Thank you for fit and flare suggestion, I really need a dress so will look into this style!!!

Post # 8
314 posts
Helper bee

my shape and tummy are very much like yours. I like wearing long shirts I feel it helps conceal it with dresses I also like belts ruched band etc because it drasw the attention to the wAist. I agree with pp fit and flare is the way to go

Post # 9
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would wear skinny jeans to show off your cute booty and a loose-ish shirt that doesn’t hug the belly. You’ll look great, don’t worry! 🙂

Post # 10
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

LeonardLady:  Try an empire dress (fitted under the bust and then flows from there) Since you have nice legs, you might want to have a short length.

Post # 11
442 posts
Helper bee

LeonardLady:  I second peachacid, I have a bit of a tummy and fit and flare style dresses hide it perfectly! You have lovely legs and a good waist and this style of dress will show them off well :)<br />

Post # 12
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I know exactly how you feel. I’m also recovered from an eating disorder and have a very similar body type to yours. I had the same problem trying to dress myself for our engagement pictures, and I didn’t figure out what to wear until the night before.

I found the outfit I was most comfortable in was a slightly loose top (with a pattern to distract from my belly), a light jacket, and jeans. Everything I wanted covered was covered, but I didn’t look like I was trying to hide myself.

Post # 14
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

Very cute dress and that’s funny about the kitchen! 

Post # 15
305 posts
Helper bee

The dress was perfect, and the kitchen photo is hilarious!  You should have taken one with your fiance “looking” for you, and you just standing against the wall!

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