(Closed) idk if to get a mermaid dress bc ill look fat -_-

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m 5’1 123lbs  and was nervous a mermaid drerss would make me look bigger, but it actually helped in the curve area!

My stomach looks SO much flatter than it does in real life. Woohoo!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Congrats on the weight loss!! I think the mermaid’s success is entirely based on body type as opposed to weight.  Apple shapes (no defined waist, slim hips) don’t seem to pull it off as well as pears, hourglass, etc (body shapes with defined waists).  But that’s generally speaking, and their are always exceptions! Find something that you love and feel beautiful in!

Post # 19
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’m 180, 5’8″ and I have a trumpet dress.  Granted, I’m very fit, so I’m smaller than your average girl my weight and height, but I could easily stand to lose about 30 lbs. It really depends on your proportions more than your size. Dresses fitted through the hips and thighs tend to look best on girls who are not perfect hour glasses, because the give an illusion or a waist. If you are very curvaceous (meaning actually curvy, whether slim or overweight), a mermaid, trumpet, or even fit-and-flare can sometimes exaggerate your curves too much.

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You should definitely try on all the styles in every fabric. All the mermaid dresses are cut slighly different. One may look spectacular on you and another one may look horrible. It really just depends on the cut and fabric. 

I am 5’5 and 140 and have also lost weight previously. I bought Sottero and Midgley Adorae. It is a fit-n-flare/mermaid style and I loved the way I looked! I was so sure that a fitted dress would look awful but it fit so well. I have an hourglass shape but I was worried about drawing attention to my midsection. The rouching on the dress completely made my stomach disappear. But I had tried on other fit-n-flare/mermaid styles that were simple without the rouching and I wasnt impressed. 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree actually. It’s the shape not the “size” that matters!

Post # 22
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You definitely have to try it on.  I have hips – I’m very, very hourglassy, and I have spent my whole life learning to accept that I’ve got some major curves.  I thought I’d hate all the fitter fit-and-flare/trumpet/mermaid cuts, but to be honest, I didn’t hate them.  I ended up going with a ball gown because, well, it was my dress, but the point is, try it on! 

As my mom said, “You’ll love it, or you’ll get a laugh.”  If you love a sexy fitted dress, fantastic.  If not, you’ll love something else and you’ll look gorgeous.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@KristenGotMarried:  Gawd I WISH I had looked like that at 192 lbs!  You are sexy!  They fit me WAY worse than that, it was horrible.  ANd all the stores kept bringing them to me.  It was a traumatising experience for me!

 

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@Wonderstruck:  I actually think it looks pretty decent on you!  I had a major roll above my hips, and no amount of squishing/reorganizing got wid of it.  I also had an issue where the boning hit me, I found only one that had long enough bones to cover my hips and made me look smooth, but I caould hardly breath, and couldn’t sit or my boobs were like a chin rest (and I don’t have the best stack lol)

I ended up with a true ball gown (only thing I said at the beginning I DIDN’t want), and it fits me awesome, its a short/natural waisted gown, so it’s flattering for me, I have a large ribcage and hips, narrow waist.

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Take The Reins:  You can’t tell here because I was dying in way too small Spanx, but without them I have this weird indentation right below my hips where my legs start – kind of the opposite of your problem, guess we all have something we’re self conscious about. I ended up ging with a dropped waist gown where the skirt flared out right above my problem area.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We cant judge till you try it on ^-^

 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I actually thought the same thing until I tried one on! I figured that I would end up with an A-line to sort of hide everything, but the fit-n-flare that I tried on was PERFECT!

In these pictures I am about 5 feet tall and 145lbs, so I am quite a bit bigger than you and I thought it looked great on me! I got tons of compliments as well.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

mermaid dresses are not about weight or even height.  i loss quite a bit of weight and inches and the best dress on me, while heavier and lighter, is the mermaid shape. i’m only 5’1″ and my friend kept trying to put me into a-line dresses because that’s the most flattering shape for her (and for most people). my bridal consultant brought out a mermaid dress for me to try on and my friend was surprised how great it looked on me.

i’m not a true hourglass because the difference between my bust and waist and hips and waist is not quite high enough (35-27-34).  my weight is not distributed equally to my butt or hips and i have a tendency to turn into and inverted triangle. 

 

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I dont think you would at all!

 

I am only 5’0” and I weigh 155lbs. I tried on a mermaid and I was actually very surprised, I looked great in it! It wasnt the dress I wanted but I didn’t hate myself in it is the point. 

I was surprised to find that wedding dresses are very forgiving and a lot of dresses that I felt I would look fat in actually made my figure look great! 

 

So I wouldnt worry. 

Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@Starzz:  I like that dress alot….who is that by??

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