(Closed) Please help me figure out which dress silhouette is best for me!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which silhouette is best for my body type?
    Slimmer trumpet style : (110 votes)
    47 %
    Fuller dropped A-line style : (122 votes)
    52 %
    Other: Please elaborate below, if possible :) : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    11113 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love both dresses but I think the Dabra gives you more shape.

    Post # 5
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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 # 7
    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I love dress 2

    Post # 8
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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 # 10
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    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
    7490 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I prefer the second dress.

    Post # 13
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I love the Enzoani on you!

    Post # 14
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love the second dress, just so soft and romantic. 

    Post # 15
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    You look AMAZING in the second gown!  It suits you perfectly!!!  BEAUTIFUL too!

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