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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which silhouette is best for my body type?

    Slimmer trumpet style

    Fuller dropped A-line style

    Other: Please elaborate below, if possible :)

  • Post # 32
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    You and I could be twins!  I’m 5’1″ and about 5 pounds heavier than you lol!  Like you, I’m a little more blessed in the butt area than on top ๐Ÿ™‚

    Let me tell you what worked really, really well for me.  The first type that looked great was the trumpet style–especially if you are a bit fuller on bottom, a trumpet will accent your curves amazingly!  Just be sure to wear heels–short people tend to get a bit chopped up in mermaids, but since you are so thin adding just a few inches in heel height should REALLY help that.

    Now, I decided to go with a normal A-line because I’ve never really envisioned myself in a trumpet.  But again, the dropped A-line will really accentuate your bottom curves, which you are more blessed in.  Also adding a belt or sash (like one of the dresses pictured) will really help define your waist and help you out up top too.  Just be sure to wear heels–extra height will avoid the chopping-up problem we short people sometimes have with belts.

    Lastly, DEFINITELY go for a sweetheart neckline.  I looked the best in them, but I ended up getting a dress without one.  I still think it looks good on me (it’s cut straight across), but a sweetheart will make you look more curvy in the boob area (at least it did for me).

    Good luck and I’m really excited for you!!

    Post # 33
    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    They both flatter you well. You have a great body shape so if #1 is comfy & you like it why not flaunt what you have?

    If you prefer #2 (style comfort whatever) go for #2– they both make you look amazing.

    Post # 34
    126 posts
    Blushing bee

    You look fantasic in both but looooooove the second. I also have quite an atheltic figure so know where you’re coming from. Previous poster right you should stick with a sweetheart neckline or a v-neck or you get a dress with straps. You also need a dress that pinches in at the waist so avoid empire line dresses.

    The 2nd dress still nips in at the waist and hugs the hips so it works well.

    Post # 35
    1643 posts
    Bumble bee

    Dress number 2 is stunning on you! Definitely my choice.

    Post # 36
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I love the second dress on you! I too am the same size and although I am going with a ball gown I really loved the fuller fit and flare styles like the second dress.

    Post # 37
    23591 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I give the edge to the trumpet style on you – your figure is amazing and I’d love to see you show it off! However, I love the lace of the second dress.  So maybe as you’re shopping, you can start looking for those qualities! ๐Ÿ™‚  But go with what makes you feel the most beautiful.

    Post # 38
    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m sorry, I love voting in dress polls, and I usually have no problem making a decision, but both of these dresses are absolutely breathtaking!  They are so gorgeous and both look so great on you that I don’t think I can pick!  Good luck choosing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 39
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    you seriously look amazing in both! The first one I like better but I agree with another bee that it may look different hemmed. The dropped waist may come down too low for us petite girls unless they can hem it by raising it from the top? I voted for one but also love two. 

    Post # 40
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    the second complimented your frame better I think. I also am agreeing with other bees that a fit flare would look great, we with a bit more on the bottom should flaunt it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 41
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love 1st one on You! Very modern look! good luck! Ps. I was very close to buy this dress!

    Post # 42
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You and I are very similar body types.  I thought I wanted a mermaid until I tried it on and found out just how boxy I am.  I’m 5’2″ and 108lbs and I don’t have hips.  I found the mermaids gave me zero shape.  I’m not saying you have zero shape in dress #1 but dress #2 gives you a lot more shape and makes you look like you have more curves than you do, which is a great thing.

    Dress #2 is absolutely stunning on you.  Plus there is no mistake about it being a wedding dress.  Dress #1 is very pretty, don’t get me wrong, but you could wear a dress like that to a super fancy party…know what I mean?  Dress #2 all the way. 

    For what it’s worth, I wound up with a natural waist ball gown.

    Post # 43
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love BOTH! I think its more so what FABRIC you want! =I

    Satin, Lace, Tulle, Organza!

    #1 is definitely WOW!

    #2 is romantic!

    Post # 44
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Dress #1 is stunning on you! Well..both are..but #1 is my pick! From the looks of your body shape, you could wear pretty much anything.

    Post # 45
    1086 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like the first one better; it’s just beautiful. And looks great on you.

    Post # 46
    45 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love the second one on you….Im not a fan of ruching beneath your natural waistline…its not flattering IMO.  I was totally in the same boat as you except I am an inch shorter and a lil’ heavier.  You should definatly check into Justin Alexander- hes got a bunch of good ones with the same/similar shape.  I ended up finally saying YES TO THE DRESS after trying on Maggie Sottero’s Isadora Marie…(see below). I thought I wanted a fit and flare as well but I love the scalloped lace edging, all the pretty petal appliques, the bling on the waistband and just all the romantic-ness of Isadora Marie.

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