Post # 1
Okay, Ladies… Here is my problem. I am 41, a second time bride and originally wanted a plain, simple mermaid dress, but last week, I found the wedding dress STEAL of the century… A brand new, with tags 2010 Maggie Sottero ball gown for $300. Yep, $300. And it’s a princess dress. And it’s GORGEOUS in person. And I am very hourglass/shapey (think Kim Kardashian). Did I mention I am 41? Question is… I am a street size 6 and look GREAT in mermaid style dresses, but think a ball gown makes me look a little bit overweight. Therefore, should I POOF out my ball gown (add a hoop skirt) to make me look thinner or alter the dress so it hangs a bit down more in an A-Line? What is the general rule of thumb here? What style made YOU look thinner? PS – Can’t post pics of me in the dress just yet. Need to lose 10 pounds to get in it.
Post # 3
I think poofing it out can make you look proportionately smaller. But A-lines are very universally flattering. Any way you could try it both ways and see which you like better?
Post # 4
I think A line is usually more slimming, but maybe I’m crazy. Plus I wore and a-line. When you go for a fitting try on and crinoline with it and take photos to see which way looks better.
Post # 5
The bigger the skirt, the smaller your waist is going to look. However, when I tried on ballgown dresses, it reminded me of the poofy dress I wore to prom. The most flattering dress shape I tried was a drop-waist A-line dress. I don’t think you can alter your dress now to look like that, so I would probably go poofier.
Post # 6
Ball gowns add the most waist definition in my experience trying on dresses, while A-lines seem to give the slimmest line all over.