Post # 1
I went wedding dress shopping for the first time over the weekend and it was a little more overwhelming than I thought it would be. By the second store everyone expected me to at least know the silhouette I was looking for, but I’m stuck between a ball gown or a mermaid/ fit and flare! (I really don’t like any of the other shapes) Because I am small everyone expects me to wear something tight fitting, which I always thought I would wear anyway. But something about a ball gown is so pretty to me. I feel like you can only wear a big dress like that on your wedding day. I think they both look nice and I’m just too indecisive to choose a shape! What do you all think? (ignore the dresses themselves, I’m just trying to narrow down the shape)
A ballgown like these two:
Or a mermaid / fit and flare like these:
Post # 2
cjm18 : So the 2nd dress is more of an a-line and I think it looks amazing on you. I don’t love the mermaid/fit and flare as much. The first is pretty, but it does overwhelm you just a bit. I like the way the 2nd has a waistline that’s a little more flattering to your shape.
You have a lovely figure and I think the 2nd does more to accentuate it than the fuller-truer ballgown shape.
Post # 3
I ususally always go for mermaid style. However, on you, the ballgown style is beautiful!
Post # 4
I really like A-line (which is what you posted as ballgown for the most part). You look great whichever way you go, I just prefer that silhouette in general and on you.
Post # 5
It’s hard to tell because all the mermaids are clearly too big for you. I think a mermaid in the right size would look amazing compared to the ballgowns.
Post # 6
teamroro : amanda1988 : now that you mention it, that totally is an A-line lol. I like it more than I thought I would!
beesaredyingatanalarmingrate : Yes they are def too big (especially the first one!) I did find it a little hard to imagine what it would look like in my size.
Post # 7
I think both silhouettes will look great on you, so it’s really just a question of what you want. I tried on a couple ballgowns just for fun and was suprised how good they looked on me, but i didn’t feel like the ballgown thing was really “me” (it certainly wasn’t what I’d ever pictured), and the bridal consultant in one shop pointed out that a ballgownis quite a commitment. You take up a lot of room, need help in the bathroom, may struggle to move a bit under all that fabric — she said she would only recommend a ballgown to someone who’s really dreaming of a ballgown and ready to just enthusiastically embrace the gorgeous princess look AND the accompanying hassles. I stayed with something mermaid-y which I love, but it sounds like you might have ballgown dreams that would make it worthwhile! This is really the only chance you’ll ever have to wear a dress like this, and it could be a lot of fun.
Post # 8
cjm18 : Ballgown for sure. They look great on you. To be fair with my vote though, personally I think mermaid is a trend that needs to die a horrible death, so I’m a little biased…
Post # 9
cjm18 : I agree with PPs. #2 looks the best on you but it’s more of an A-line than a ballgown.
Post # 10
skunktastic : I second this. I voted ballgown because I hate the mermaid trend.
You’ll look great in anything! I know that doesn’t help but it’s true
Post # 11
Alone all the way. Get the bridal feeling of the poof and it will fit your curves nicely
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris
The second dress you posted 😍
Post # 13
Love the second one on you so I guess I vote a line! I agree with some others that mermaids need to go. Have you tried on any fit and flares? I would love to see you in one! The two you posted are mermaids because they flare out at the knees.
Post # 14
I love the second dress! I’d say it’s between a-line and ballgown. It’s really elegant and flattering. To me the mermaid doesn’t have a much of a wow factor.
Post # 15
I love the second dress! 🙂