(Closed) Is my hourglass figure a lost cause in this dress? (pic-heavy-ish)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I honestly think it could be taking away from your figure.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Agreed.

Did you try it with a belt or sash? That might help cinch your waist. 

Post # 5
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Newbee

Personally, i think the dress is gorgeous and look great on you!

However, if you don’t feel confident maybe it is not the right dress for you. (but i think you look great!)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

It is taking away from your figure. The corset is perfectly laced up, but it’s just not cinching your waist. That’s confusing to me! It just needs an extra nudge right above your hips. Would you consider a belt? You have mentioned you want to lose a bit of weight, so maybe that would make all the difference? For what it’s worth, you have a pretty killer body already.

I never see myself as having a waist, but when I was laced into wedding gowns, I could not believe the curves I saw. That’s how I want you to feel in your dress. Stunning and gorgeous1

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I do agree that with this dress you look like you have a pear shape. Too bad you don’t have pics of the other ones!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Or wear a corset/bustier underneath the dress. I think the right undergarmets will do the trick.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I really love this gown on you. Very elegant and figure flattering. Have you ever considered wearing a sash to add a little bling and emphasize the tiniest part of your waist? That could add balance and make your legs look forever long. 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m really sorry, I know you just want to be reassured, but I agree that the dress makes you look more pear shaped than hourglass.  I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, because I do think you look slim and great in the dress, but if you’re saying that other dresses made your waist look smaller, then you’re probably right that they did.  Have you tried trying it on with a spanx underneath for your waist to add extra cinching? 

And I agree with the salesperson – that dress does look like it’s your size and it does look like the corset in the back is tied up properly.  But, it does make you look like your bust is smaller than your hips and I feel like your waist can be made to look smaller b/c I don’t think that was just all in your head. 

To be certain, I would need to see you in other dresses to see if this dress in particular is the best dress on you.  I do think it looks great on you, though. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I know you said this is the only dress you’ve seen in stores or online that has everything you’re looking for, but maybe the Allure 8861 does, too?  It’s very similar, should be in the same price range, and maybe would cinch you in better?  I’m not sure b/c  haven’t tried either of these dresses on.

Also with the corset back.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with PP.  You’ve got a great figure and this dress isn’t doing it justice! Do you have any pictures of other dresses you’ve tried on to compare?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

The dress is beautiful on you, and it does look great. I do feel like you could wear a dress that does a better job at making you even more hourglassed. You do have one in this dress, I just know that you could have more of one.

I guess that the best solution I can come up with is to look at dresses online. 

http://www.dressilyme.com/wedding-apparel/a-fabulous-taffeta-straight-neck-wedding-dress-20208.html

This is almost identical, I’m sure it’s much cheaper, and the cost of it would afford you a really high end corset, or another piece of awesome lingerie.

(haha i ordered my MOH’s dress from them- they do phenomenal work)

Ultimately I love this dress though!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That dress is doing you no favors. I don’t know if you have ordered it or not, but if you haven’t then I wouldn’t. 

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