(Closed) "It would be a sin to cover up that figure!" (pic heavy)

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 62
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m in the camp that says: Yes, you look great in the fitted dresses, but you can wear a fitted dress to any formal event. Wear the poofy ball gown if you love it. And I also agree with those saying that a ball gown with a dropped waist/more fitted bodice will probably flatter you more than that particular ballgown you tried.  

Post # 63
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

The first dress is fantastic on you!

Post # 64
4996 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Wear a ballgown! I’m not nearly as tiny as you but I was told I should “show off my figure.” However, ballgowns and a-lines are SO MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE than figure-hugging dresses. I wanted to not just look great but feel great on my wedding day so I got a full a-line dress. 

Post # 66
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think you look absolutely amazing in any type of gown you wear. However, how many times will you ever be able to wear a ballgown again?

 On that note, I think you should do what makes YOU Happy. If you want a ballgown, my suggestion is to go for a dress that has a corset top. I was facing the same dilemma at one time–however, I came across a gorgeous ballgown with a corset top that made me feel absolutely amazing! So i kinda had best of both worlds. ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 67
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Number one beautiful and my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚ but all of them look great on you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 68
1099 posts
Bumble bee

Ahh the first one is AMAZING!

Post # 69
2315 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


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Yes to what these ladies said. Just because you have an incredible figure, doesn’t mean you have to flaunt it in the most obvious day. On your wedding day, is the goal to show off your body or to feel like a beautiful bride? Every bride is different, but for me, I’m aiming for the latter. 

That’s not to say you should go for a gown that doesn’t show off your figure to its best advantage. That Allure ball gown does nothing for you, it’s swallowing you up. I agree with the others that you should look at drop waist ball gowns, or soft trumpet gowns. I think these shilouettes would provide the best of both worlds – accentuating your lovely shape, but also giving you the desired drama and volume that a ball gown offers.

Post # 70
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LoHall:  i had a similar dilemma – i gravitated toward ballgowns because i think they’re beautiful and bridal…  i wanted the look and feel of the ballgown but always felt that more fitted styles were more flattering (and usually got the more positive reaction from friends).  but i think you *can* find the best of both worlds.  there are gowns that will offer the bridal feel/drama of ballgown combined with figure flattery.  i think the trumpet/fit-and-flare is a great compromise.  but you have to be ready to give up the ballgown.

after i tried on a few ballgowns and scrutinized the photos, i realized that the ballgown makes your bodice and waist look amazing, but could make you (the royal you) look hippy or hippier than you really are.  (just my personal feeling)

i’m personally not crazy about #1 or #2 – i think they’re very busy, but i have much simpler tastes.  i like #3 the best, of the 3 you have shown us.  but i think you have a little time to try on a few more gowns.  maybe try on some fit and flare styles that will give you the drama of a ballgown but show off your figure?

and as many bees have said, at the end of the day, if you really want a ballgown, listen to your heart!!!  this is YOUR day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 72
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

You look amazing in all of the dresses you showed! I don’t think that you are “hiding” your figure by choosing a ball gown, so you should wear what makes you happy!

Post # 73
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Love #2 on you!!!

Post # 74
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I get your desire for a ballgown… I’m kind of in a similar situation, trying to decide between something more princessy or more form-fitting. I like the idea of a poofy skirt, but I know I have the figure for something more form-fitting.

Here’s how I’ve been thinking of it:

What other time in your life can you wear a ballgown or a dress with a poofy skirt? You can show off your body every other day in tight dresses or clothes in general. You can’t just walk around in a ballgown whenever you want.

You look amazing in all of these. I think you look equally amazing in the ballgown that you do in the tight fitting dress – just for different reasons.

Personally, I’d go with what you want and that just so happens to be the one dress you will almost NEVER be able to wear another time in your life!

Post # 75
587 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Pand0ra:  +1 I am in camp ballgown! You only get one chance!

Post # 76
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I love #3 the best–it is true that #1 and #2 show off the figure, but the ball gown looks absolutely elegant and stunning.

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