(Closed) Tall and curvy bride dresses

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
266 posts
Helper bee

I consider myself above average height (5’8″) and I haven’t found my dress yet, but so far in trying on dresses I think mermaid style looks best on me! I’m also an hourglass. I love sheath dresses but they actually make me feel short 🙁 that could be more of a shape thing than a height thing though. Really you can probably pull off whatever you love though since designers are typically designing for tall people!

Post # 3
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m 5’7″ not necessarily tall but I also have kids and tummy issues.  10lb babies and c-sections wreck your stomach, ugh!!

I have found that the dresses with the drop waist and corset backs are nice to help pull in the stomach.  I am also liking the aline and ball gowns because they start to flare out at the point on your waist before it hits the pudgy parts.  I’m not a fan of mermaid styles.


Post # 4
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Lexx1214:  I have my final fitting tonight, so I’ll try to update with pictures later! 

I’m 5’10” and a street size 12 – hourglass to slightly pear shaped. I’m wearing a v-neck a-line with beaded straps. The bodice rouching/folds nip and tuck, while the glitzy straps and the v-neck draw your eye upward. 

Post # 5
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think tall and curvy have the most options, actually! Ballgowns work well on tall brides, and a more fitted style could look very statuesque.

As a curvy girl (street size 10/12, 5’7″), sometimes regular clothes shopping can be tough. But for some reason, I’ve found that being an hourglass works really well for gown shopping. A lot of formal dresses are designed to accentuate curves, which really works in our favor!

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