Post # 1
I’m not engaged, or even in a relationship for that matter, so this post is hugely premature. haha. But I’m pear shaped (a size 4 on top and a size 8-10 on bottom), and I haven’t seen many posts of pear-shaped brides in their dresses, or just pics of what their dresses look like. I really like the fit and flare style, but I don’t think I’ll be able to pull that off. I’m not a fan of ballgowns, and I have 12 cousins that have been married before me who all wore satin strapless A-line dresses, so I want something different, but that style will probably look best on me. So if you have any pictures of yourself in the dress or just a picture of your dress, post it!
Post # 3
I would definitely go with an A-line or a princess – unless you want to rock your ASSets and go for a fit and flare!
Honestly I would try one of each on, when you finally go dress shopping ;-), to really see – who knows you could surprise yourself. So many girls end up with something they weren’t originally looking for!
I have a Bridesmaid or Best Man who is a 0 on top and a 6-8 on the bottom and when trying on Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses a-line dresses with a tight bodice were the best on her!
Post # 4
Hey I got a trumpet. Sometimes you need to show off your assets.
Post # 5
My sister is exactly your size @Boston Bee – she wore an asymmetrical trumpet. It looked much more flattering than a typical a-line. Hope the pic works…
Post # 6
I’m pear shaped and my dress is strapless a-line. My top is 4 and I’ve to wear 6 for my bottom. I’ve tried a couple of different style but a-line looks the best on me.
Post # 7
I’m exactly your size @BostonBee…I know you’re not liking the whole strapless thing, but it really brings the eye up to the collarbone & shoulders, which visually evens us Pears out. I went with an empire waist & chiffon silk, so it flows with the body, unlike some stiffer fabrics in A-line. I’m actually selling mine…PM me if you’re interested.
Also, you could go with a V-neck or Halter neckline, with empire waist in flow-y fabric (that was my other wedding dress & I got SOOO many compliments on it!).
Good Luck & keep us posted!
Post # 8
I’m a 6-8 on top and a 10-12 on the bottom. I got alfred angelo 2034.
Post # 9
I got an a-line dress. My chest area is one size smaller than my bottom, but when I am in shape I am an hour glass. I got an a-line because no matter what, it would be flattering (and of course I love my dress).
Post # 10
I’m a size 6 on the top and a 10-12 on the bottom, and I JUST tried on dresses this weekend. The extreme mermaid dresses looked RIDICULOUS on me, but surprisingly, the trumpets with interesting detail on top looked good! I think so long as there’s something to draw the eye away from the bottom, trumpet/mermaid can look good on pear-shapes without being too bootylicious.
I still ended up with an a-line, but I thought long and hard about one of the trumpets I tried on! 🙂
Post # 11
I ended up with fit and flare. I’m a 8 on top and a 12 on bottom. Ruching and an asymetrical design made all the difference. Also it just depends on where the “flare” is. Like others have said, just try a bunch on and you’ll know. I was surprised that I went this direction, I thought a dress like this would look foolish on my hips, but it’s what really looked best.
Post # 12
Well, I tried on dresses before all my baby weight weas gone, so I ended up with an A-line. I wanted a trumpet to, as @miss_qween_bee said, to show off my assest, but they just didn’t look right with my after-baby-pooch.
Post # 13
I did an a-line with a lot of ruching and detail up top (less detail in skirt) to focus attention up.
Post # 14
I wore this dress.. I didn’t really put much thought into trying to hide my shape though – I just wanted a pretty dress!
Post # 15
@Melissabegins:SO PRETTY!! mission accomplished.
Post # 16
I did an A-line with ruching on top.
If I found a great one I would have tried to do the trumpet because I have a nice little butt (well bigger compared to my boobs) but the trumpets just were working. I think if I had looked harder maybe it could have been perfect but the ones I tried on for some reason didnt’ flatter me. I’m like a 0 on top and depending on the cut of jean wear b/w 4-6 on the bottom.