I just didnt get excited when I had my first fitting. I looked so short, chubby. My waistline is not even cooperating 😭😭 I obviously dont wanna get another dress because those are not cheap. I’m only 5’1 and ill be wearing 3” heels. People were right, princess gown is not for short bride! 😭 Im thinking of changing the neckline to kinda DEEP V just so i can look/feel more fit.
I originally planned on getting cathedral length veil — now im switching to fingertip just so It wont make me look shorter. 😭😭 I cant be excited anymore for this dress honestly
I personally think it looks great! I think the layers are beautiful and the detail on top is really pretty. But your opinion is what matters most. I recommend talking to the seamstress to see if there's something they can do to help you love it. Maybe taking out some of the lining? Or adjusting the waistline so it's where you want it?
I love your dress its gorgeous. You don't look chubby. And I don't think you look short but even if you did I don't think thats bad. I'm 5'7 which I mean isn't super tall, but I wish I were shorter lol.
I think it is beautiful on you. What is bothering you about it? I think it sets a princess tone without being too over the top. If it really bothering you and you have some funds to play with, I would say take your measurements and hunt through ebay for an alternate or 2. Study the designers and know what fits you well for your style and height. I have purchased some stunning gowns on there very inexpensive, that I liked but when the venue changed it was not going to work. I turned around and sold them on Facebook and Craigslist and broke even or made a bit. I know some people would say that was bad luck, but it also may make you love your dress again too. We are a bit remote in a resort area so the bridal shops around here gouge the locals pretty badly and I was able to redeploy some lovely dresses to women who may have not had the funds for such nice dresses.....pay it forward
It fits well, but I understand not as you had envisioned it. Making a plunging V front will make it worse not better. What makes a person feel chunky or wide at hip when they are not, is that too little dress exists above the waistline. Narrow and relatively short bodice over skirt with volume. I know bare top is fashionable, but you would gain 5-7 inches in appearance of bodice height, with your eye traveling from top of shoulder far to the side that is gained with a sleeve (not a drooping sleeve, must go to shoulder top.) Or, add illusion lace to a high to the neck halter, again increasing the length of the bodice from it's current low sweetheart 5 or more inches. Spaghetti straps won't do it. At least a cap sleeve, lace is fine, or an illusion lace to halter so though you can see bare chest, the overall impression that your top is longer. You are so attractive, and the dress is a beautiful choice, but if you feel like a tiny doll on a big skirt ( as my 4'9" sister said of her strapless) .........Sample dress pictures, see how much is gained vertically above the strapless top.
This is excellent advice. I agree that you look great in your dress, but if you’re not happy then adding straps might be an easy way to fix it. I’m also not very tall, and strapless dresses made me look even shorter, I ended up with an illusion neckline which I loved.
I have a similar dress with the strapless sweetheart. I’m going with an unconventional fix and adding a tutor style bum roll under the skirt to really accentuate the ball gown look. I’m also 5’4’ 111lbs for reference. I don’t have a photo of this yet so I can’t say whether it will work, but it’s worth a shot exploring. If you have a sewing machine and know how to use it, making a bum roll yourself is extremely easy.
You look great, but I totally understand! I'm 5'5", roughly a street size 6, and have a more muscular build, so while I'm fairly fit, not fat, and not that short, I definitely look a lot stockier than bridal models do, and that it is emphasized when a dress is hemmed to fit my height. When I was trying on dresses some of them looked amazing and super flattering while I was standing on the box/pedestal and the excess fabric was flowing over the front, but then I'd have the dress skirt pinned up so I could see how it would look once hemmed shorter, and I'd end up looking more boxy and bulky. I'm really glad I emphasized having the associate do this because sometimes it completely changed the proportions of the dress and how I felt about it.
I ended up buying a pre-owned fit-and-flare dress that was hemmed for someone 5'3" wearing 3" heels. In the photos of it on the previous bride it still looked long so I thought I could get away with wearing a standard 2-2.5" block heel, and that felt like a good compromise between adding some height but also having shoes that were walkable and that I could comfortably wear all day. As it turned out, I needed to find shoes with exactly a 1.5" heel (very challenging, btw). The heels I got ended up being the perfect height for the dress and easy to walk in, but didn't give me the advantage of looking longer and leaner. If I had bought my dress new, I definitely would have had it hemmed to work with a taller heel, just because I think it would look more flattering and I'd feel more glamorous.
I do think making the front of the dress more of a sweetheart neckline would help lengthen the profile and break up the square outline of the dress some.