My appointment is in 15 days. AHHHH!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
4442 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

chapara09:  Ahem, I’m 5’2″ and similar in weight to you, but I don’t consider myself to be a ‘yikes’ reaction.

That aside, I think that the dresses you have picked out look better when they’re not on a stick figure.  Just remember to try on a variety of silhouettes if this is your first time shopping.

Post # 4
446 posts
Helper bee

I’m 5’0 and have a good 10-15 pounds on you, haha. I tried on all different shapes of dresses but I kept coming back to the mermaid style. I actually tried on that Mori Lee and it made me look like a poorly stuffed sasauge, lol. The torso was way too long on me or something. Just keep an open mind and try on different styles of dresses! I was surprised at what was flattering on me–I thought it would be A-line for sure, but I just wasn’t feeling it when they were on my body. Have fun!

Post # 5
1329 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

chapara09:  both are beautiful, but I’ll say that I see that Mori Lee on here A LOT. and I see why, it’s gorgeous, but I would want something a little different.

Post # 6
3045 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Wear a dress to your appointment – easy to slip on/off. Wear a strapless bra.  Wear underwear that you feel comfortable having people see you in. Because you will probably end up in your underwear in front of the consultant and whoever you take with you at some point. 

I tried on the mori lee. I’m 5’2 and 145lbs – bigger hips/thighs. It looked AMAZING on me. But I litterally couldn’t seperate my legs from each other. I could barely walk – uncomfortable!!! I wish I had taken a photo of me in it to show my fiance though. I totally would have gotten it if I could have moved comfortably.  So that’s my 2 cents on the mermaid style dress with bigger thighs. I like to be able to move.


Post # 7
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Wear spanx! Makes it easier to get dresses off and on and then the consultant won’t see too much. And it makes you look better. 

Post # 10
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

If you are short you may find a ballgown shape will swallow you up so maybe try on say a fit and flare (these look great normally on girls with shape to them 😛 and make them taller) I am quite tall 175cm and weigh 70kgs(just had a baby) not sure what the american conversion of these are but i hate the drop waists and mermaids which i originally wanted and am getting a ballgown (WTOO SIENA STOCK PHOTO)

Post # 11
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have a similar shape to you, I tried on the Maggie (first pic) and haven’t tried on the Mori Lee, but tried on Watters Talulah which is really similar. Anyhow, here are pics of me in both. I love the second one – the first one is a little long on me, but can always be altered. 

Post # 12
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The other piece of advice I would give is to go in with an open mind. I started out wanting an all lace dress, and now I love tulle. I also had two dresses picked out that I thought I loved, but both of them looked terrible on me! Go into your first appointment willing to try on at least one in every style – at least then you can hone in on what looks good on you. Then use subsequent appointments to fine-tune and try to find the one (although… this is easier said than done – I’m on dress shop #5!)

Post # 14
23924 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t have much to add, but just wanted to say have a wonderful time dress shopping! I love those 2 dresses, and think that you will likely look gorgeous in them, but of course, it all comes down to how you feel when you put them on! 😀  Good luck!

Post # 15
2500 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It all depends on what you are comfortable with and your silhoutte.  I’m about 140 pounds and 5’7”, however I’ve very small on top with large hips and butt (kind of like Kim Kardashian without the boobs to match.. haha).  I was very uncomfortable in mermaids and trumpets.  They really brought out my wide hips, which I’m not too fond of, and they were so hard to move in.  However, I really am not much of a princess poof type of girl at all.  I ended up going with a slim aline gown.  It still showed off my body, but was a lot more forgiving on the hips.  Pretty much nothing about my dress appealed to me before I tried it on.  In fact I looked at it on the hanger and nearly vetoed it before trying it on.  I’m so glad I did, because I loved it, and after trying on a bunch more gowns to be sure, I realised that no other dress got a similar reaction from me as that one did.  Definitely be open and try on every silhoutte!!  

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