- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Hi! We have similar body types; I have wide hips and huge bum for an Asian. 🙁 I’ll be 30 weeks before the wedding. I’m short as well. 5′ 2.5″.
If you were to go onto ASOS.com and enter your measurements, the online store’s algorithm will only show you dresses/pants/clothing that fit. (Likewise, you don’t have to buy from them — just get an idea)
I swear by A-line dresses AND tummy-control dresses. Tummy control dresses are usually found from Cleo and Marks Wearhouse.
My go to places for clothing are: Cleo, Banana Republic and a handful other online retailers like Modcloth and Unique-Vintage. Pretty much anywhere that has a petite section is where I’ll shop! (Laura Petites is great too, but non-sale items are more expensive.)
For pants though, I usually go to Reitmans because they have a stretchy top (no zippers). (Just make sure you buy one smaller than your regular size as they do stretch out over time)
Have you tried wearing a wrap dress? Or sheath dresses? I find they’re very flattering on pear-shaped body types. (They will make you look taller and slimmer) I’ll have a look around the website and let you know what I would pick for my body type.
This would probably fall longer on you than it will on the model
Banana Republic – Floral Jacquard Sheath (in Teal)
This dress would be super duper cute with a short waist cardigan — the ones you already own.
I mirror PPs about wearing longer cardigan that covers your bum when you’re wearing shorter tops. It’s all about giving your body a dimension. Layering clothing in the right proportions is my secret. 🙂 It took a lot of trials and errors.
Likewise, I always ditch the belt as well.
The only type of clothing I never buy online is pants. I’m really picky about the length and fit.
For skirts, my go-to are usually pencil skirts or a flounce skirt.
As far as necklaces go, my usual go-to are pearl strands. Pearls practically go with anything. 🙂
Hope that helps!