(Closed) What dress should I get???

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you just have to take the plunge and start trying on some dresses, because thats the only way to see which ones look best on you. Its not just about what body shape you have but body proportions too

Post # 4
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

you have a long torso, so i would think maybe something to balance you out.

Post # 5
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You do have a long torso and broad shoulders. From your picture I think something like a fit/flair or a dropped waist would compliment your fit body! =)

And I second the comment about trying on dresses.

I really was set on a style before dress shopping that I soon found did NOT work for me/body!

Post # 6
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have broad shoulders, am 5’2″, and my measurements are 32, 24, 35.  I found that the natural waisted ballgowns looked the best on me because they gave me the hips I didn’t have.  Mermaid gowns made me look straight all the way down and I didn’t like that.  Natural waist ballgowns gave me a tiny waist while balancing out my broad shoulders and eliminating my non-existent hips. 

Honestly, try on every single style and that’s the only way you’ll know what looks best on you.  πŸ™‚ 

Post # 7
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Agree with others that you just need to try on. I will say that I also consider myself an inverted triangle, and the shape that worked best for me was dropped waist, full skirt. It emphasizes a trim midsection and kind of fakes curves on the bottom. Kind of like irin says about the full skirt, it gives you hips, or balances out the top. Definitely try on some mermaid/trumpet dresses just to be sure for yourself, though, because only you will know what looks and feels right for you.

Post # 8
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree that you’ll have to try them on. A few people told me that they assumed that I would look good in a mermaid because I’m slim but what they didn’t think about is that I don’t have hips. Like the PP, I look straight all the way down in mermaids, not a good look on me. I joked that I looked like a white tube/ straw. haha. Oh and my shoulders looked too large. The natural waist did not flatter me at all and made me look even shorter (I’m 5’2″). As you see from PP, the natural waist was best on her and she’s 5’2″ as well. So that just goes to show that you really need to try all types on to see what will look best. I ended up with a dropped waist, A-line. The slight poof gives the illusion of some curves. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Agree that it’s hard to say without seeing you in the dress.

If you do go the fit and flare route, I’d recommend a sweetheart neckline to create some subtle cleavage and highlight the impression of curves.

Post # 10
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think the Mori Lee is very pretty..


You could always do something like this which is a fit and flair as well as a ball gown look…



Or i have always though this one pretty πŸ™‚


I read that you cant go wrong with a Sweetheart neckline…..and ruching is also very attractive πŸ™‚

Post # 11
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Definetely agree that you need to try them on, but I can give you some things I found in my experience.  I am 5’9″ broad shoulders and hippy (36-29-36).  I found that a sweetheart or scooped neckline softened my shoulders, and that the mermaid really complimented my hips and accentuated their curve.  If you want to appear more hourglass I’m not sure if a fit/flare would do it.  But there is no way to tell without trying on.  Go play dress up! πŸ™‚

Post # 12
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

um………..ok? Just try on

Post # 15
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I Love the Mori Lee 1603, it is my wedding dress. It is very flattering and as you mentioned as the right amount of details. Mori Lee and Maggie Sottero have several dresses similar in style that you may want to consider.

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