Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Silhouette Matters

Ball Gown. A-Line. Empire. Mermaid. Sheath. Fit-and-Flare. Trumpet.

I'm a true believer that every girl looks best in a certain silhouette. My belief was sealed when I began searching for my dress. In my quest for the perfect dress I ventured into 5 bridal salons, traveling across state lines to go to 2 of them and tried on 40+ dresses.

I'm going to show you how I look in certain silhouettes to demonstrate how some are not for everyone. (NOTE: I will not be posting a pic of my dress. I know, I'm no fun.) I lopped my head off most of the photos because I'm not making the best faces. :)

Alright, let's get this party started!

The very first dress I tried on! Here I am in the biggest ball gown type dress I tried on. I felt like I took up too much volume, and I look like it too. No ball gown dresses for me!

Moving on to empire. Oh empire and I are not friends. I look large and frumpy-- not the words I'd like to describe myself as on my wedding day.

A-line. I think that everyone looks good in A-line... including myself.

However, I don't like the look of pick-ups, as shown with this A-line dress. I think I look squatty. I also don't like how it looks like I'm wearing a down comforter.

Fit-and-flare. I liked the look of fit-and-flare dresses or sometimes called modified A-line. When comparing this photo to the photos of myself in the empire waist dresses it looks like a completely different person to me.

I wasn't about to try on a mermaid or trumpet style dress because I don't need to overly emphasize my hips, thighs, and booty. :)

What silhouette do you think I went with?


  1. The fit and flare looks wonderful on you! :) Not sure which one you picked.. i'd love to hear! :)

  2. I think you look gorgeous, darling :)

  3. They're all gorgeous. I adore the one with the "boning" is that the right term?


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