(Closed) Short, curvy, brides- what kind of dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hey girl. I’m 5’3″, 150, and wear a size 10, too. You can probably pull off most dresses, so I wouldn’t worry. It’ll be more about trying them on and seeing what you like on yourself and think is beautiful.

Post # 4
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you’ll be amazed at how many dresses are flattering.  My dress consultant said it’s because wedding dresses are built so much better than regular dresses.  I lost weight from when I first tried it on, but this dress made me look like I lost 20 pounds before I started the diet (Watters Austin, try it or similar).  Second pic is trumpet, I think?  Mermaid-y styles were more of a hit than I expected.  (sorry can’t get it vertical)

Post # 5
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m 5’2″ with a definite hourglass figure.  I’m a street size 8 or so.  I wore a drop-waist ballgown.

Post # 7
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@imagine8204:  Yay!  Not to post uending pics of myself, but here it is as a non-sample, though I was 135 and 5′ 4″ at this point, I think it would have looked just as good if I had still been 150 (like I was in the first pic), or more.

Post # 8
42 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m 5’2″ and I originally wanted a curve-hugging mermaid gown…but instead I fell in love with the FIRST dress I tried on, and bought it!


Post # 9
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m 5’4″ and 130 lbs.  I found that the mermaid, drop waist or a-line ballgown was the most flattering on my body type.

Post # 10
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am 5’3″ and went with a mermaid style gown, the corset bodice really hugged my curves and gave me a great booty Smile


Post # 11
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You’re a bit slimmer and a bit shorter than I am, but I found that A-line dresses were by far the most flattering on me. I initially loved ballgowns, but they were just way too much dress on me. Try on a bunch of different basic styles to find what works for you. Also, as a fellow short person…make sure that the proportions of the dress will work for you. Drop waist designed for a 6ft tall long-torsoed model lady did not work on me, for example!

Post # 12
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

I am 5’3″ and 165lbs, I can get away with a size 6 waist-chest but my hips are a definate 12. I wore an a-line dress that I made out of a larger size sheath. I think nearly any dress can flatter you with the right alterations, but go try on a dozen or so in different shapes and see which one is closest to what you want and then go from there.  

Post # 14
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m 5’2″ and 132 – but i was a little heavier here probably about 140.

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