posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It’s going to really depend on your body shape/proportions. In general a-lines are quite universally flattering. And I think that adding a sash to emphasise tge waist can make a real difference. 

Post # 5
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Can you post a picture of your figure?

FWIW, I find a dress that flattered me right now at my current weight, but I intend to lose 30lbs as well. At that point, the dress will only be even more flattering. 

For me, I carry my weight up top (big boobs, arms etc). The ball gowns flattered me because of how tiny my waist looked. But they added bulk. They’re better for girls who have smaller tops, imo. I ended up picking a natural waist trumpet which I never thought I would pick, but it made me look 20lbs lighter. Imagine if I really am 20lbs lighter how awesome that would look! 

You’re best bet is to stay open minded. Try on all the different silhouettes. Try on any and every dress even if you don’t like it on the hanger. That’s how you will find the one!

Hope this helps.

Post # 7
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
Post # 9
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@futuremrsk18:  Going to echo this comment – stay open minded!

I went on my first dress appointment with no intention of buying, but just to try on all sorts of different shapes. I was amazed by how great some looked which I would never have considered. 

Post # 10
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@WaitingDogMama:  I think you’re going to have a problem finding a dress because they’re all going to look awesome on you. You’re slender and evenly proportionate, so it really depends on the look you’re going for. Princess? Romantic? Sexy? Make an appointment and ask the consultant to bring you dresses in every silhouette and fabric. Pick the one you feel most beautiful in. Then come post pix here. 🙂

Post # 11
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

The best thing you can do is just get into the store and try on some dresses. You’ll soon figure out what silohette flatters you if you try on lots of different styles. I would suggest picking some other features you love to narrow it down a bit. Eg. Do you like lace, or beading or satin or tulle etc? Is there anything you really don’t like in a dress?  If your not sure, think about you wedding venue and the feel of the event and choose something that will go well. 

DB might be a good option, if you can find a dress you love, because they will often let you exchange for a different size if the one you order ends up not fitting after you lose weight. Oh I just went on there website and on the front page they have a guide to flattering your figure: 



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