Post # 1
Ive seen lots of posts talking about the right dress for the right body shape. Should I avoid certain styles?
My measurements are 32-26-34. I’ve included pics of me in my (way too big sample) dress
Post # 3
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
@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
That dress is stunning on you! Wow! Really highlights your curves.
Post # 6
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
@Woodstock: agreed, slim hourglass.
Post # 8
I don’t know. I’m not good at identifying body types.
Post # 9
@Chrysoberyl: Your post actually made me laugh out loud!
@MlleFabuleux: I think everyone should avoid those dresses regardless of shape lol is that a tampon dress????
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Post # 11
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
@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
@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
Being slim, I say go for a mermaid or trumpet dress.
Post # 15
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
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.