Post # 1
I have been following this AWESOME site for a while and finally created a username. Its my first post, so hopefully I do this correctly!
I need to find a wedding dress soon and I am confused as to what looks best on me. I thought I wanted a dropped-waist A-line (is it called a fit and flare?), because that way it would be fitted on the top, but still princessy on the bottom. But now I’m wondering if that style will swallow me up. I am short- 5’1, 105 pounds, and a bit heavier on the bottom than the top.
So what KIND of dress would be best for me? These dresses aren’t necessarily my finalists, but they are two that I really liked (especially the second!). I’m not sure what the first one is, but the second one is Blue by Enzoani Dabra. THANKS for all of your help bees!!
PS- Any dresses out there that you love that you think would look OK on me? I definitely want a dress with that WOW factor!
Post # 3
Welcome! You have a nice figure, I would flaunt it. The first one looks best I think. It reminds me of the new dress out in the Vera Wang White Collection at David’s Bridal right now. I’d stick to the slim trumpets/fit and flare or the dropped A line waists. You look like you are on the right track I’d just stay away from anything pouffy. I myself and looking at styles like your first one. Check out Maggie Sottero. Those are my fave so far.
Post # 4
I love both dresses but I think the Dabra gives you more shape.
Post # 5
Sometimes what’s more important than what people think is right on your figure is what you want to look like. The first style makes you look very tall and slim and is extremely flattering. I couldn’t believe you were 5’1″ looking at the photo. However, here’s the one caveat – the dresses DO look different once they’re hemmed and you’re not standing on a foot long podium.
The second dress I’m sure people tell you swallows you a bit because it is a lot of skirt, but honestly it would be one of my top contenders if I was getting married this year. I’m 5’3″ 108 lbs, and I felt much prettier in the poofy princessy dresses despite what everyone said.
Post # 6
You look lovely in both, but I think the 2nd dress is stunning, all the flowers in the skirt, very romantic. And you don’t looked swallowed up at all!
I think a large part of dress shopping is finding one that makes you excited! Good luck
Post # 8
I’d also recommend checking out the petite bride dress threads here to get an idea of different styles and how they look people on people with similar builds. You’ll see a lot of petite brides manage to pull off different styles and make it work on their body. I was a very confused shopper and ended up with three different dresses – 1. Flare & fit (aka trumpet) 2. Natural waist a-line 3. Dropped waist ballgown. Here’s a comparison of the styles:
Post # 9
I can’t believe how helpful you all are! Thank you for taking the time to give me thoughtful advice!! You each made some great points! 🙂
Post # 10
I didn’t vote for either because I think BOTH look good on you. I’m looking for the exact same style – fitted through the waist so I don’t look… fat. I think you can pull off both, it just depends which one you want.
Post # 11
they all look great on you! I would say number 2. Not many brides can pull of the dropped A line, but you are so thin that it definitely works for you! I’d say, go for it!!! The trumpet looks great on you too. I don’t like all that’s going on with the bottom of the first dress, so maybe try some other designs within the trumpet style. Bottom line- you look fantastic 🙂
Post # 12
I prefer the second dress.
Post # 13
I love the Enzoani on you!
Post # 14
I love the second dress, just so soft and romantic.
Post # 15
I think that the first and last dresses are most flattering on you. But I really, really love that last dress. I think you should get that one!
Post # 16
You look AMAZING in the second gown! It suits you perfectly!!! BEAUTIFUL too!