Post # 1
I have been building up the courage to go dress shopping for the first time. However I would like to have an idea of what style of dress to look for. This may sound like a silly question but what is my body shape? (ie pear, hour glass, apple, column, etc..) I find it hard to work out my own.. however find it easy to distinguish other peoples’ lol I have attached some photos so you can have a squiz! Once you have worked out my body shape.. can you suggest a gown/style that would suit my figure? (If it helps.. I am 5ft1)
Thanks in advance xx
I am on the left in the black and red
Post # 3
From one short bride to another I think its best to go and try on styles. I’m sure you have ideas to what you don’t want but be open. I thought I would want a mermaid/fitnflare gown and ended up buying a sheath. A lines work well too. Sometimes a ball gown will just swallow us up. I would avoid empire waisted gowns and be careful with drop waisted gowns, some will cut you in half, some wont.
I actually typed my measurements into a site and it spit out what my body shape is and recommended gowns.
Post # 4
What site did you use to determine your dress type?
Post # 5
I would suggest a dress with smooth ruching in a diagonal pattern. Ruching will accentuate your curves. I would also suggest an A-Line dress with natural waist but not puffy . You do not want the dress to overwhelm you.
Post # 6
I think your body shape is similar to mine. I’m not quite an hourglass but not entirely a pear either because I have a bigger chest than what qualifies for pear shaped. Either way, I say rock the curves. I wore a mermaid style with lots of rouching.
What’s your favourite style of dress? Do you have any on your list of potential try-on’s?
Post # 7
@mrlddst: I’d have to do some digging to find it, I stumbled upon it accidentally while researching dress shapes. It was a bridal site. It asks for your bust, waist, and hips and figures it out. Ill see if I can find it.
Post # 9
A fellow short (used to be) bride here! I thought I wanted A line/ballgown, but ended up with a fit-and-flare. All that being said, just start trying on dresses and go with your gut. You’ll start to see trends in what you feel most comfortable in!
Post # 10
I found the body shape calculator:
type in your measurements, and Bob’s your Uncle!
Post # 11
Hmm.. I wouldn’t go off that website at all.
If you put your top and bottom measurements off by as little as 3 inches (i.e. 1.5 inches on either side of your body), it tells you that you’re a pear or apple. Now maybe if those inches sit completely on the sides of your body, but if it’s the booty which is a bit bigger, a lot of times that sits behind your body so even though from the front you are an hourglass, the measurements say otherwise.
I would say try on every single style you’re interested in and that a bridal consultant recommends for you. That’s really the only way you will be able to tell.
Post # 12
i personally would go for an a-line. great for short brides and can really accentuate your waist. BUT you have a beautiful shape and i think you could totally rock a fit and flair or something more form fitting.
Post # 13
I agree with those who said you should just go and try things on. Specifically, I think you should go to a nice shop where the consultants will be able to diagnose which dress style will be best for you.
On a side note, I just have to compliment you and say you are BEAUTIFUL. Holy moly! I am so jealous of that hair/makeup/skin shade combo you have!!!!
Post # 14
You look like an hour glass to me!
I think you could get away with all styles. Try on one of each style you like! Judge it for style NOT the dress itself and go from there!
I am also a short hour glass and I went with a ball gown!
Post # 15
@bronson3000: It gives an idea of what shape your are.
I was merely responding to someone who expressed interest in finding said website.
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