(Closed) New to the dress-shopping scene… I like drop waist, but am pear-shaped!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m really pear shaped too (I’m talking 29″ waist out to 43″ hips!) and surprisingly, fit and flare dresses looked the best on me.  The A-line dresses didn’t flatter me at all.  I bet a drop waist would look good, you never know until you try! 

Post # 4
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Why not try on as many styles as possible- that’s part of the fun of it, and you may surprise yourself with what works on your body.  

Post # 5
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

What about a dropped waist ball gown to balance out your heavier lower half? That is what I ended up getting. 🙂

Post # 6
36 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have the same shape and having the same problem finding a dress that fits my body type. Damn my mother for giving me her butt and hips. LOL

Post # 7
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Try them on! You never know. I picked mostly a-lines before I went shopping, but once I tried them on I realized I didn’t love the shape. I bought a fit-n-flare/trumpet. And I’m more of an hourglass, but edging towards the pear-side (medium top, large bottom). You never know till you try, and I think it will look good on you!

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