Question from Miriam:
I’ve read the wonderful newspaper The Secret of Dressing Your Body Type and it helped me a lot. I’ve defined my body type which is pear because my bust is small and my hips are bigger but not very much because I’m bit skinny, but compared to my weight my hips are ok because of my pear shape. But I’m not sure about the choices of the wedding dressed that you advised for the pear shape because I’m not annoyed with my hips that I would hide them with an empire gown for example because this is the only part that has some good meat in my body. By the way my weight is 53 and hight is 166 cm. i’ve always liked the full skirt gowns because they look like princesses gowns, I don’t know if they will suit my body or not??
Please give me advice which would suit me and show me shorter and fatter
Answer from Bridal Expert Angela:
Hi Miriam. Although you might be slightly “pear shaped”, from your description you have a more balanced hour-glass shape. The descriptions are for those with pronounced shapes. For a moment, forget everything you read about body shapes. As stated at the end of the document, the goal you are after is for your body to look balanced in the dress or gown you are wearing. To know whether a dress will work with you or not can only be “analysed” so much—-you need to try on dresses. If you have a large skirt without the height, your top half might look “lost” in the dress. A lot depends upon the cut of the dress, so you need to try them on.
Look for dresses that make your upper and lower torso look balanced. When you try on the right wedding dress, you will know!
Angela Fiebelkorn, Ask The Wedding Expert