(Closed) Sort of a spin-off: What silhouette is your dress? And which do you prefer?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What silhouette is your dress? And which silhouette do you like the look of best?



    Dropped waist

    Fit and flare



  • Post # 3
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My silhouette is knee-length.  I guess it’s cut a-line but it’s got soft pleats so it falls closer in.

    In longer dresses, I like slim a-lines and not-too-dramatic mermaid or fit and flare styles.  I’ve seen ballgowns that are fabulous, but they’re really not my style.  I tend to like less fabric and less fuss, but then again I tend to walk around in gym clothes most of the time.

    Post # 4
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I can’t answer both those questions in a single poll!

    On other brides, I am drawn to fit and flare styles, and for that reason it is what I thought I wanted. But after trying so many on, I have discovered consistently that I like the way I look in dropped waist dresses best. But I definitely would not say that is my overall favorite, and I definitely would not recommend it to every bride! I also like A-lines because it can pretty much do no wrong — I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone look bad in one.

    Post # 5
    2402 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My dress borders on A-line/natural waist ballgown.. I guess you could call it a full A-line.

    When I was originally looking for dresses, I didn’t want a fuller skirt at all. I loved the fit&flare/trumpet/mermaid look. I still love them now, and loved how they looked on me, but I fell in love with a dress that was completely different from what I thought I wanted.

    I’m not a big fan of really poofy, Cinderella-type gowns.

    Post # 6
    10713 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have a big poofy ball gown and I LOVE IT! I thought I wanted an A-line but it felt flat and not as fun as the ballgown, I’m happy with my choice =)

    Post # 7
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had a drop-waist ballgown.  It wasn’t what I was really looking for, but it was too gorgeous of a dress at too great of a price to pass up.  I did love my big, poufy skirt since when else are you going to wear one?

    As far as other silhouettes are concerned, I like them all it just depends on who is wearing them.

    Post # 9
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

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    @tntrav44: Such are the pitfalls of research. 😉

    I still like to read everyone’s answers, though!

    Post # 11
    5517 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

    Mine is a mermaid.. if I didn’t get a mermaid it would prob be a fit and flair though there are a couple full alines that i was in love with 🙂

    Post # 12
    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Mine’s a-line and I prefer a-line.

    Post # 14
    3221 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Hm..I think mine’s a mix between a-line and fit&flare..because it’s tight on my booty, but it doesn’t flare out a ton…

    Post # 15
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like looking at the fit n flare / mermaid gowns and thought when I first started shopping that is what I would wind up in.  NOW I have learned that natural waisted ball gowns / full A lines look best on me and I consequently love them.  🙂  My dress could probably be considered a full A line but I think of it as a ball gown.

    Post # 16
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    lol, I WAS going to get something simple/sexy (empire or fitted)

    but, when I found out my Fiance saw me in a ballgown I was in shock (It was something I wanted when I was a kid, but seriously?) …and I totally went that route! lol, I wanted to please him and it turned out he made my childhood dream come true. I love how it feels!! 

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