(Closed) just looking for the perfect dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I would try going the custom route for your situation. Because you are so petite even altering a pre-designed dress wouldn’t look right on your frame, the proportions would be all off! I would find pictures of a styles you like and take them to a talented dress maker so they can fit your body/proportions correctly.

In terms of what to look for I would stay away from ball gown and drop waist styles. A ball gown will give you that “flower girl” look because you are so small (I know the feeling, I’m only 5’0 100 pounds). A fit and flare or modified a-aline silhouette would look nice. If you have no butt I would stay away from mermaid and trumpet dresses as they need curves to help fill them out. I would also look for a sweetheart neckline as it will give you a little more up top. 



Post # 4
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

This would look gorgeous:

A style like this would look great on you too as it would define your waist: 

Post # 5
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My brother’s wife is about your size. She had such a hard time finding a dress and she ended up getting one custom made. It was less than the wedding dresses she was trying on. It was less than $500.

Post # 6
11105 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Fishtail / mermaid design…

Post # 7
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@babyboo: I love the top picture – who’s the designer?

Post # 8
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Totes- the top picture looks like Jim Hjelm

Post # 9
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

why dont you make an appointment at a bridal store near you and try on some dresses. Thats is really the BEST way to tell what will look best on you. 

Post # 10
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

@Totes Magotes: It is a Jim Hjelm dress. Like I said, though, I would maybe try on a few dresses and then go the complete custom route. Altering a dress that was meant to fit someone a foot taller and 50 pounds heavier than you (even if you can order hollow to hem) won’t look right because the proportions would still look off.

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