(Closed) What type of dress do you think would look best on me?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

I am not a silhouette expert, but my advice is to try on as many different types as you can!  I’d also have someone take pictures of you in each one as you can.  I couldn’t really figure out how I felt in a dress until I saw the picture.  Also – I was shocked at what ended up looking good on me (vs. what I thought would).  Bridal dresses seem to be different that regular dresses, so all you can do is try stuff on and see how you feel!

Have a great time shopping and congrats on heading towards your goal weight!  You’ve got great curves, so definitely find something that shows them off!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I agree with the PP. Try on all different types! I tried on dresses I thought I would never like but they ended up actually being pretty nice. From there you will be able to determine which ones fit/look the best on you. Good luck finding your dress & your engagement photos are cute! =]

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Neither am I but I see you in a mermaid/fit and flare, sweetheart neckline…. something vintage just by your beautiful looks and awesome curves!!!  What type of wedding are you having?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love your e-pictures!!!!  I went to 3 places and only 1 of the ladies actually explained to me what she thought would fit best on my body. and that was the winner..!!!  Dont be affraid to ask them to find a dress they think will look good on your figure as they do it all day. that way you can find the style at least and go from there! 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

OMG YAYY!!  I cannot wait for you to go to Pronovias and see all those chiffon dresses, it wont be like that elie saab you love but I’m sure something will at least catch your eye in the moment.  I def see you in something fitted.

 

If you know your measurements plug them in here and see what it tells you.

http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/by-shape

Post # 8
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349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Stone Rows Farm

I used this website to give me a couple guidelines before i went out shopping for my first time. I think it gave me a VERY generalized idea as to what looks good one MOST body shapes.. BUT you need to remember not only that its about how u FEEL in it, but everyones body is diff and things you normally might not ever wear might look INCREDIBLE on you… And i love the pics of you and your fiance above.You guys are adorbs!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definitely try a bunch on! I thought that I’d go with a-line, but trumpet ended up looking much better in the store. I love your figure in that bottom photo, you look like Christina Hendricks!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely try a bunch of stuff on and see how you feel in it! I would not go by the ‘what’s best for x body type’ guidelines, I’m a pear and it always suggests A-lines and anything that doesn’t accentuate the hips. Those dresses just make me look huge, and I actually look much better in fitted dresses like trumpet and mermaid!

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@sarahbabs: i bought the dress so they let me take pictures but I didnt ask to take for any other ones.  But Ive seen bees post pictures from there so Im pretty sure you’ll be ok.

eta: they also give you 12.5% off if you buy during the first appointment.  i left and came back about a few hours later and they still honor it.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sarahbabs:

i found that if you get a good consultant, try on what they suggest… even if you hate the idea or hate it on the hanger…

my first pick dress is the Pronovia’s Primor which i would have NEVER tried on, except the Pronovias store had me try on the Bengasi… i had said “NO ballgowns”… but I LOVE it…. 

Previously I had only tried on what was advised for my busty curvy shape… fit/flare, mermaid, dropped waist…

so try them all on, and PICK the brain of that consultant…it’s their JOB and their profession to know πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d think a sweetheart neckline would be SO gorgeous on you and i’d try a trumpet gown. πŸ™‚ Let us know what you choose!

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