(Closed) (PICS) What kind of dress would suit my BODY SHAPE?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What site did you use to determine your dress type?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Helper bee

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@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 # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Fit and flare

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Newbee

@bronson3000: It gives an idea of what shape your are.

I was merely responding to someone who expressed interest in finding said website.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@soontobemsv: yup thats it!

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