(Closed) Need help ladies (dress)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t like any of them. I’m sorry. I just don’t like the mermaid/fit and flare shape on you. I don’t want to be nit-picky but this is what I don’t like (I’m critiquing the dresses, NOT you!)

1. It is unflattering on your hips and I don’t like the heavy application of lace on your widest part.

2. I like the cap sleeves, but it’s the same dress. Also, not loving the way the skirt splays out.

3. I don’t like the missmatch of lace top with tiered skirt. It looks like two different dresses sewn together. 

I think you can do better. Is this the shape that you had in mind?

Post # 5
1117 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with coffeedrinker; I’m not a fan of any of those dresses and think you can do better and find something more flattering. Have you tried any fit and flares with ruching, since it seems that your heart is set on that type of shape? 

Post # 6
2847 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I agree with coffeedrinker.  I am not sure this is the most flattering look, but then again, I seriously dislike fit and flairs.  Also, I don’t think the stapless neckling is doing your bust any favors.  You have pretty curves.  I think you could find something more flattering.


PS, I think a-line is pretty universally flattering.

Post # 7
11533 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I love the first one! it looks great on you! I’m not a fan of the second one, but thats because I don’t like those kinds of ruffles. the color of the first one also seems more flattering. you look like a Downton Abby lady in the first one:-) 

Post # 8
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

I like the first one but it needs to be at least 1 size bigger then altered so it’s not as tight and to lose that belt. It does not look good with it and hits you in an odd place. 

If the first one was bigger and altered correctly it will look fab!

Post # 10
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Alexnjenharaka:  I agree with some of the previous posters. I think you should try a different style. I just don’t think the gowns are flattering.

Post # 11
460 posts
Helper bee

I think the shape is all wrong with both of these.  You are very top heavy with small hips in proportion to your bust and I think you would look much better in a ball gown shape.

Post # 12
2842 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I like the first one better, but I’d be altering it so it flares out at the most flattering point for you, which I think it about a couple of inches above your wrist, in the photo where your arms are down. That could be done by ordering it in a couple of sizes larger and/or letting it out slightly at the upper thigh/lower hip area.

Alternatively, just look for dresses that are that shape. Casablanca has lots of different lace dresses so I’m sure you’ll find one. 

Due to your fantastic boobs, you need a shape that balances out your top half, and I’m not sure that a trumpet or fitted slimmer silhouette is ideal for that. I’d be looking for a fit and flare or modified a-line that is fitted through the upper hips – allowing you to show off your waist – and then flares out.

I can see why you might be anti a-line – some of them don’t do anything for girls who have nice waists, like you do – it all depends on where the waistline of the dress is and where the dress starts to flare out, as to whether it would be flattering or not.

Post # 13
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Alexnjenharaka:  I really like the first one. Although I LOVE the back of your second dress, but not the front of it. How is the back of the first dress? I think it is gorgeous and ultimately you should wear what makes you feel beautiful and happy! 

Post # 14
275 posts
Helper bee

I think the bottom is too hard and heavy. You can still get that mermaid style if that’s what you want, try using different materials for the bottom. Rather than those big fluffs, try going for a soft chiffon or lace

And the first one without the shoulder things is the prettiest, and the belt is good.


  • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  Bunnyland.
Post # 15
31 posts


Alexnjenharaka:  How did you lose 40 pounds in 3 months? This is what I need to do! lol


I like the first one and I think it is flattering, I don’t know why others think it is too tight? Perhaps because I am latin lol

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