(Closed) Tried on even more dresses, lots of pics

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  • Post # 2
    3791 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I like the last one a lot, though I think that these poofy skirts kind of eat you up.  Like the dresses are wearing you as opposed to you wearing the dresses.  Would you try a sheath or fit and flare type?  I think that may fit your body type better.  (Granted I am overall not a fan of a super poofy skirt on wedding dresses, but have actually seen some here on weddingbee that I actually like.)  I think you should keep looking.

    Post # 3
    215 posts
    Helper bee

    I completely agree with PP. It seems like something is off with each one, like too much poof or an unflattering fit. 

    Post # 5
    158 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m not sure that style of dress in general is the most flattering for your body type 

    ETA – you have a really nice shape in the fitted dress! you can always add a belt or find one with a bodice that has more “interest” (ie. beading) to help define your waist.. maybe more “poof” on the bottom would help too.. 

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    Post # 6
    2285 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    faerie1984:  I kind of agree with the others in that the dresses are overwhelming you.

    Don’t get me wrong – I adore Hayley Paige dresses too and could basically spend all day looking at the Londyn – but they’re not easy dresses to wear. 

    The Londyn in particular has an unusually high waistline, not just on you but on most other brides I found on google wearing it. Combined with a poofy skirt a lot of brides look like they’re sinking in it. I think the ones who can get away with it are tall with a defined waist. If you’re short without a waist it’s much harder.

    From your other dress post I found it interesting how the drop waist high neck dress looked on your body. I thought it worked on you because it made your torso look longer – often an issue for us girls without waists. 

    So I think it might be worth trying a-line or ballgown dresses with a dropped waist or that have a necklone that elongates the torso (like v-neck).

    This is by Tara Keely (you might want to line it and try a different sash though):

    This is by Alvina Valenta:

    This is by Eddy K:

    If not that then something that is more like an a-line with less poof, especially around the hips. Funnily enough the last dress you are wearing (Jim Hjelm) is one I was going to suggest but you already tried it.

    Post # 7
    2956 posts
    Sugar bee

    I actually think this is more of a case of bad photos than bad dresses….you seem a little hunched over and cramped while trying to sneak a selfie. I feel like if you were able to stand like you did in the fitted dress picture, the new dresses would look different. Also, I love the dress with the rose print!

    Post # 8
    10829 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

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     i think you are right when you say the poof suits you better than the tight . Though I hasten to add look fine in that form fitting dress.

    But  you look far the best  I think , in the first ( is that the Londyn? ) and then the  fourth , the one with the figured rose outline . The lace and embellished ones  seem rather fussy .

    I think the pp who said that the  slightly awkward photos don’t do the dress  justice is right , we can’t see the full skirt  effect,  only a rather  cut-off angle.  

    Post # 9
    423 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I really love the 1st and 3rd dresses.  

    Post # 10
    1819 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Of these pics, I like the first and 4th dresses the best on you. 

    Post # 11
    40 posts

    I actually like the fitted dress the most- you have a nice figure and I think all that dress needs is a sash, which will define the waist. However, you need to be happy with how you look in your wedding dress. Of the other dresses, I like the first one the best.

    Post # 12
    1841 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I agree with the PP who said the angel and the way you are standing is the part that doesn’t work. But based on your previous post, I also agree that a lower waisted dress looks nicer on you. The floral dress from your other post looked amazing! I think a lower waisted dress elongates and accentuates your waist more then the Haley paige dresses. 

    Post # 13
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I like you in the full skirt dresses. But I think that a v-neck or sweetheart neckline is needed to soften the horizontal line of your shoulders.  Did you try the HP Nicoletta on earlier?  I thought that was a flattering dress. I find the HP Hayley and the Jim Hjelm look a bit too covered up on you and not light and airy.  Could the salon order the HP Paige for you to try on?  It looks like a real showstopper and I can see why you are searching for it.  If you pick out of this group then I would pick the third dress followed by the first dress.  If you  could alter the neckline on the Jim Hjelm rose dress to a sweetheart it would look more airy. (I’m biased, I wish that I had seen that dress before I ordered mine).

    Post # 14
    282 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t like any of those dresses on you. They swallow you up (sorry just honest opinion) I REALLY prefer the fitted dress. 

    Post # 15
    3791 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Have you tried sheath?  I think you look fabulous in the fitted dress (MUCH better than the other ones), but maybe you could do either a sheath or an A-line shape.  The poofiness of the bottoms of these dresses isn’t doing you any favors…and you have a fabulous shape so it’s definitely NOT you, it’s the dress.  I could understand if you don’t want something that is as fitted as the last one you posted, but there are so many different cuts to choose from and I’m sure you can find one that is in the middle.

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