(Closed) Should I get this dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: And because I know people feel uncomfortable just saying I look bad in a dress:
    It looks bad; keep shopping. : (65 votes)
    89 %
    Get the Dakota! : (8 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m not crazy about what it does to your waist–it minimizes your thighs a little too much and, imo, makes your top half look less curvy (and sort of unbalances the whole look). No offense! I think something less form-fitting in the thigh/hip area would be better for you.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I turned the computer to the man sitting next to me and said what do you think? I feel like he gives better answers on this stuff because he’s a guy and it just flies out. LOL. He said it makes you look square on top. Then he said sponge bob square pants.

    I wouldn’t go that far, but I would say that there are probably other shapes that are better for your body type. It looks like you have an athletic build and so your bust, waist and hips, are very similar in size and not really curvy enough for a mermaid/trumpet style dress.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1816 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Gorgeous dress and I love you in lace!  However, I think that dress is a bit too mermaid-y for my tastes.  If it was more of a fit and flare I would like it better.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1331 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Have you ever tried one of those waist-nipper type undergarments?  I bet you could achieve a more hourglass figure with one of those and then the dress would be more flattering.  It’s a gorgeous gown though!

    Post # 7
    Member
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    While I think that there may be other shapes that flatter your shape more, I do think that it still looks beautiful on you. If I was with you in the dressing room trying on different dresses, I may say keep looking, BUT if you wore that as a bride in a wedding I attended I would think “that dress looks awesome” and not “she looks square”.  

    Hope that helps!

    Post # 9
    Member
    464 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I definitely don’t think it looks terrible at all, but I do think that there is probably a more flattering style of dress that still has the qualities you love about this one.

    I agree with Statutory Grape, that maybe if it was less mermaid on the bottom that it might seem better proportioned. I think you would look amazing in one that’s fitted on top and then has an A-lined bottom. I love the top and I love the lace, I’m just not loving something about how fitted it is at the knees.

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think it’s the fact that the top isn’t the right size so is not fitting like it should be, and it looks like your legs are not side by side, but instead, one leg is in front of the other. That gives the illusion that it is super tight in the knee area and makes the photo look a little wonky. I think it’s a beautiful dress though.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Amaryllis: I didn’t notice that, to be honest. I’m just not loving the way it makes you look sort of ruler-like on the torso but then too narrow below. You could try a waist cincher, but I agree with summerbride–an a-line with a fuller skirt would work best on your body type.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am built EXACTLY like you. I don’t have a ton of waist definition.

    I think that this dress looks ok on you, but I think you should try something else. I never thought I’d buy an a-line, because I didn’t want anything princess-y. But a-line can mean a lot of different things. I got a slight a-line with rouching on the side, and the roucing made a HUGE difference. It actually gave me a waist where I don’t have much of one. As far as buying it becuase it fits well- well, I found that most of the dresses that I tried on fit well due to the structure of wedding dresses in general.

    I’d keep looking, honestly.

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’m not a big fan of this silhouette since it’s so tricky. I’ve seen some other dresses that are similar but may work better for your body shape. I say keep looking!

    The topic ‘Should I get this dress?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors