Post # 47
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I say go for the ballgown if you are loving them so much! Other PP’s mentioned that there are TONS of beautiful figure hugging gowns/dresses out there that you can wear to other events. It’s harder to find events to wear a ballgown to! Your wedding is the perfect time to flaunt one of those if you want to!
I could probably get away with wearing a more figure hugging dress, but I’m going for the ballgown and I’m soooo happy with it!!!
Post # 48
Oh, I LOVE the first two! My very favorite is the first, but WOW! You make them look AMAZING!
Post # 49
I love ballgowns and agree with the others, you’ll most likely never got an opportunity to wear one again. You’ll probably have more occasion to wear a fitted dress. I think you should try a drop waist ball gown which will definitely show off your figure.
Post # 50
You look PHENOMINAL in 2!
Post # 52
I love dress #2! The other two are lovely, no doubt, but made me say “Meh”.
Post # 53
Number one number one! JUST STUNNING
Post # 54
You look absolutely stunning in #2! They are all nice dresses, I say go with your heart on this decision. It’s a once in a life time experience, so be the bride you want to be! 🙂
Post # 55
I honestly think you can have the best of both worlds, and the Brooklyn is cloest to that.
Go with a drop-waist ballgown, or a fit-and-flare with a full skirt (like the Brooklyn). They will still allow you to show off your flat tummy and tiny waist, but still have a big dramatic skirt.
You would certainly suit a ballgown – hell, you could wear a paper bag with your figure – but I don’t think the natural waist ballgown you wore is really your thing. Also, a dropped waist ballgown by definition will have slightly less skirt, which can be better for a more petite bride who doesn’t want to be swallowed up by her dress.
As you are petite, I would also recommend a dropped-waist ballgown with more of a A-line shape than a really poofy rounded shape. The straighter lines of an a-line will help you look taller.
Here are some examples:
Post # 56
@LoHall: your body is amazing and you look incredible in all those dresses. if i were you, i’d go for the second one, but only you know what makes you happiest. do what you want :o)
Post # 58
I absolutely love #1 on you. I tried on mermaids and while it looked great on me, I didn’t feel ‘bridal’ enough. I compromised with a drop waisted ballgown. It showed enough of my figure, but didn’t overwhelm me like the typical ballgowns!
Post # 59
You look gorgeous in all those dresses, and I think you should pick what makes you feel like a bride.
The sales reps are used to focusing so much on what “flatters” the figure, but as long as it’s not UNflattering, I don’t think your primary concern should be wearing whatever other girls supposedly can’t look that good in.
Like, if you were at the beach, you could look great in a string bikini, but if it weirds you out, or you want to swim seriously, then go for more coverage. It would be bizarre for a swimsuit store to make you try on bikinis when you want a racerback suit for competition, right?
I suggest you keep looking for your best ball gown, and be insistent that that’s what you want. You can only try on so many dresses in your appointment, so don’t let people push you around into styles that aren’t “you.” If you want the sweet, classic look of a ballgown, GO FOR IT!
Have you seen Civil War era ball gowns? All those women were like 4’8″, so petite brides can rock those looks.
Post # 60
You have a great figure that really carries off a ballgown well. I looked terrible in ballgowns (I was even swallowed up by my sample sized sheath dress), but if I hadn’t, I would have definitely gone with one! Trust your gut and go with what makes you feel great.
Post # 61
I wanted to say go with what YOU love, but that first dress literally made my jaw drop…. you are STUNNING!!!
What about a dropped waist A-line…? Something to show off that figure and still give you that “wow” skirt!
Here are a couple by Maggie:
Reagan (it has some sparkle, but that skirt is big statement!):
I love the look of the first dresses, but you could look amazing in anything, so go with what makes YOU feel like a bride!