Post # 1
I’m getting married in just under a year – August 6, 2016. So I have started looking for dresses and will start shopping next week. In the meantime I’ve been reading about dresses for body types trying to figure out what will suit me. I am 6′ and a street size 14-16 with an hourglass figure. The only part of my body I don’t really care for is my lower tummy – I have had kids so it’s been stretched and will never be flat again (No matter how much weight I lose or how many crunches I do). In all these articles I’ve read it tells me what a tall bride can wear and what a curvy bride can wear but never both.
Any tall curvy brides out there that can give some advice?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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!
Post # 6
Thank you so much for your help!!! I went to two dress appointments (yes insane to do them both on the same day) and found two dresses I am completely in love with. Both are ball gowns with corset backs (love that because for the first time ever I can go braless lol), both are strapless with a sweetheart neck, and both have fine ruching and full tulle skirts. The differences between them is one has straight tulle and beading at the neckline and waist, whereas the other has layered tulle and a lace appliqué at the neckline and waist.