(Closed) What body shape am I?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Not sure what body shape you are but the dress looks great on you! There’s no right or wrong dress for a body shape- as long as it looks good:)

Post # 4
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@linnylou_88:  From your measurements, I would say you have a fabulous ruler-shaped figure, and you rock your gorgeous, slim shape like no other, love!

Here is this shape’s description: Banana, or straight (rectangular)
Banana-shaped women’s waist measurement is less than 9 inches smaller than the hip or bust measurement. Celebrities with this shape: Cameron Diaz, Gywneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson

I would suggest you avoid the following wedding dress styles:

Post # 5
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That dress is stunning on you!  Wow!  Really highlights your curves.  

Post # 6
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would say a slim hourglass. I’m similarly shaped and I found ones like your dress above looked the best on me (fit and flare!) but go with what you love because honestly with our shape pretty much anthing looks great on us!

Post # 7
4476 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Woodstock:  agreed, slim hourglass.

Post # 8
2269 posts
Buzzing bee




Or starfruit.



I don’t know. I’m not good at identifying body types.

Post # 11
9691 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MlleFabuleux:  bahaha!

OP, I think you are a slim hourglass.  I guess Banana might fit too based on the description! You can wear whatever you want.

Hmm….I’d try for a mermaid to show off some curves!  That’s just my opinion!


Post # 12
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@linnylou_88:  LOL yes (and it’s a real dress, too), but that was my point. You can essentially where any dress silhouette with your body shape. 😀

Post # 13
2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@linnylou_88:  You are a flute/banana/rectangle/pencil! Basically, you’re slim everywhere. We have pretty similar measurements.

If you don’t mind me being blunt, you’re not a “slim hourglass.” Your waist measurement has to be at least ten inches smaller than the others for you to qualify as an hourglass. Most people have waists smaller than their other measurements, so “slim hourglass” is basically a euphemism for whatever it is we are.

Post # 14
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Being slim, I say go for a mermaid or trumpet dress. 

Post # 15
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

agreed to the above: ruler (<9″ difference between waist and hip/bust).  i’d go for something with draping or a belt to help define your waist, but other than that, pretty much anything that you think looks good.  😉

Post # 16
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I just spurted coffee out of my nose at the @MlleFabuleux photos.

Yes, you’re a thin type. Ruler or vase.

The main thing I think with brides with less defined waists (who are more straight than curvy) is that the mermaid styles don’t work as well. I think the trumpet and fit and flare styles that flare out from higher up look better on these girls – so the one you have on is a good choice. Also bail gowns can look pretty awesome because the waist is tiny to begin with. 

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