(Closed) Slender, small-framed, help with style of dresses

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Maybe some A-Lines? Too much of a ballgown might swallow you a bit. A sheath style would be good to try on as well. Just go and pick a few different silhouettes, you’ll know what kind suits you best!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Try all the silhouettes on.  You would be surprised what looks good and what doesn’t.  I think that there is a misconception that certain heights and weights should wear certain things.  I was told by all the experts that I should wear certain things being 5’1″ and 110lbs, and I hated all those on me.  I went with exactly what I wasn’t supposed to wear and I loved it.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yes I agree, try a lot on.  No matter what your height/weight your shape will also play a role in what suits you.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hey there! I am a little taller than you, but it sounds like about the same proportionally πŸ™‚ I LOVED the look of mermaid and trumpet style dresses on my frame, which really surprised me because I thought they were for tall curvy girls! I love the sweetheart neckline because I think it helps bring some volume to the top, and I loved the fitted style because it gave me some great hips! This one was my favorite, Maggie Sottero Jovi

And here’s a Mori Lee with a similar silhouette, number 4202

But I definetly agree with everyone – you don’t know how anything looks until you try it on πŸ™‚ have fun!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not as petite as you but I don’t have much curve in my hips. I love the fit and flare style because I think it gives you some curve in the right places. My dress cinched in my waist and flared out just below my hips and gives me an hourglass figure that I don’t normally have.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@bump:  My dress is Enzoani Diana

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I want to second the PP who suggested fit and flare. They add a lot of curve in the right places.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am the same size you are. Dresses that flared out from my natural waist in too full an A-line or ballgown style swallowed me up. I felt I looked child-sized in them. Example:

What did work for me was what I ended up choosing: fitted through the waist and hips with fullness at the bottom.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It depends on your body shape. I’m a few inches taller than you, but close to the same weight and pretty slim, but I have some curve in the hips. I liked just about every style I tried on, but mermaid, fit and flare, a-line, and sheath looked the best. Ball gowns I kind of got lost in. The one I ended up picking was like an a-line, but I’m having the underneath layer taken in to be more fit and flare and letting the lace overlay still flow out. Here’s some pics of ones I tried on that I loved though. The first one is my dress.

This one was my original choice.And a few others I loved

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Bride2BeeVA28:  I love your dress, it looks so good on you!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@HeatherMM:  Thank you so much! That perked me up. I saw scadadle15‘s dress and it immediately made me wish I’d gone for a slimmer Enzoani! 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I’m 5’2″ and like a stick figure, no curves πŸ™

Here are some dresses I tried on during the hunt. I thought the ballgown dresses swallowed me a bit, although in theory I love them most! I went with a mermaid.

 

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have similar measurements, here’s my dress (please ignore terrible phone camera quality). I highly recommend having your seamstress put pads into whatever dress you end up loving.  They help.  πŸ™‚

 

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