Post # 1
So Fiance and I will be getting married next year, and I have not tried on many dresses yet.
I’ll be 20 when I get married and although I like to look feminine, I have a babyface, and most formal wear seems to look too old on me or overwhelm me.
I am skinny and I’d actually would like to wear a knee-length dress. Our parents are paying for everything, though, and they’ve stated they want me in a long gown.
Do you have any ideas for what long gown styles look good on young, skinny brides.
Post # 2
I went for mermaid/trumpet style because I am so tiny and also look/feel so overwhelmed in dresses. I wanted to feel more womanly and show some curves on our wedding day. I would suggest to try on all kinds!! I went in thinking I’d get a ball gown, and ended up not liking them.
Post # 3
I would recommend that you go with an elegant look – streamlined, classic and very high quality, a couture (perhaps even non-bridal) gown of ivory silk cut on the bias. Since you say you have a baby face (which you will grow to appreciate later in life as you age), and you don’t seem to be favoring the big, detailed bridal gown look, I would not do a lot of extra details – ball gowns, sequins, rhinestones, tulle, pearls sewn on the dress, etc. Perhaps an understated Vera Wang or Christian Dior floor length evening dress in ivory? I don’t know if you live near NYC but Bergdorf Goodman has a fantastic edited selection of both couture bridal and evening gowns. But I would definately encourage you to try on few styles of dresses that you initially think no way – you may be surprised at what you love. Never underestimate the “this dress makes me feel like a princess” effect. I hope that helps, best wishes!
Post # 4
I don’t usually consider myself skinny, but I have straight and narrow hips and appear slim for my height/size. I chose a mermaid, and I think if you have a body to rock a mermaid (which it sounds like you do) it’s a great way to be gorgeous and elegant, and would help with the not wanting to look like a baby 🙂 Especially paired with an elegant up do! I have a little bit of a baby face and am 22, so I understand what you are saying. I’ll post my dress below. My other thought is that you could do a compromise in a convertible dress, one that is knee length, but has a detachable skirt that is floor length. Could be a floor length gown for ceremony, and party in your knee length dress.
Post # 5
Wear the dress you love. I’m thin and wanted a huge ball gown so I got myself a huge ball gown. I didn’t care if it looked like the dress swallowed me whole, when would I ever be able to wear a big puffy princess dress again?
I thought I looked beautiful, and I felt beautiful so it was perfect.
Post # 6
I agree, wear the dress you love. Don’t worry too much about what specific style it is. Go shopping, bring ideas of wedding gown styles you like and also bring images of dresses you like yourself in now, even if they’re just casual sundresses. It’ll give the bridal consultant an idea of what you like and feel comfortable with. I’m 21, will be 22 at my wedding, and I’m also thin (5’5″, not wearing heels for my wedding, and about 115 lbs.)—this is the dress I decided on, and my consultant said she geneally pulls a lot of slimmer sheath silhouettes for girls of my size, unless they specify they don’t want that, because that’s typically the most flattering on small frames. Try some things on, and go with what you feel comfortable and beautiful in!
Post # 7
I think really slim women look so elegant in backless sheath gowns like this:
If you really want knee length(a fun option!) David’s bridal had a bunch. I love this one:
Post # 8
Best thing to do is try on different dresses in different styles. What looks good on one person may not look good on you or even be your style.
Post # 9
Thanks for the dress ideas. You all look pretty. I think the backless would be too sexy for my family’s tastes, but it is still nice.
Post # 10
The fit and flare and mermaid styles look really nice! You will notice that most styles will look good on you and it has to come down to what you feel amazing in.
Post # 11
Grace is right, go try on lots of styles. Don’t go in thinking you HAVE to wear this or that because you’re skinny.
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2017 - The Waterfall
I am 23, 5’3, and 115 lbs. The dress is a 4, needs alterations.
Post # 13
I am 5′ 0″, 100 lb. I went to a lot of dress stores, and it was sometimes difficult to envision how a gown would look in my size if the sample was significantly larger (size 12+), especially if the gown had a lot of structure/boning.
Check out BHLDN.com, the gowns are off-the-rack so you can order several styles in your size and then return the dresses if you do not like them. I ended up getting my reception dress from BHLDH:
Here are some more pics from dress shopping:
Post # 14
I’m 23 (24 for wedding) and am almost 5″7 and weight about 110 lb. with a teeny tiny chest so finding a good fit up top was hard!
This is my ceremony gown (not fitted obviously):
And this is my reception gown:
I originally wanted a fully beaded, backless sheath dress and was uninterested in a corset style top but I completely surprised myself in choosing these! I think you just need to try on a bunch of dresses to see wat you like :]
This is actually one of my rejects, thought it would be the one when I say it but I just loved the others so much! (not sure why its sideways)