Short and sweet

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Leli Posts : 89 Registered: 1/12/09
Short and sweet
Posted: Jan 21, 2009 8:41 PM

Okay, maybe not sweet, but I am short! I'm 5' nada" and about 100lbs. I was wondering what dresses would be best on someone of my size, or rather, lack thereof. I've read to stay away from big ol' poofy dresses because I'll look like a cupcake, but I haven't really found any suggestions. Any of you ladies kid sized, and have found a great dress?

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Cassiopeia Posts : 85 Registered: 1/1/09
Re: Short and sweet
Posted: Jan 21, 2009 9:18 PM Go to message in response to: Leli

Yes, stay away from poofy, they will really overwhelm your figure!

A slim a-line will look really good on you. An empire waist will make you look a little taller. This would be the best waistline to pick if your hips are your "trouble spot"
Also, if your torso is shorter, and your legs are longer (In proportion to your size) or you plan on wearing some nice heals, another waistline to consider is the basque waist. It ellongates your torso and adds to the "height" illusion. Basque wasit would be especially good if you don't really have much for "curves", and want to add this illusion. Also, basque waist is good for slimming. (It's an overall flattering look) Halter v-neck styles are probably most flattering as well. I don't know your specific style (Do you like lace, flowy, "princessy", informal, formal, unique?), but I can give you some picture examples of what I mean :)

(I worked selling formalwear for about 6 months. It's amazing how many people pick dresses that are just wrong for them, and you're right, a short girl in an overly poofy dress looks like a cupcake.)

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Leli Posts : 89 Registered: 1/12/09
Re: Short and sweet
Posted: Jan 21, 2009 9:44 PM Go to message in response to: Cassiopeia

I really like Camille by Maggie Sottero. There was another one too, that looked like that, but I can't remember what it was called. It had a ribbon, and a bouquet on the back.

I kinda want something a little more princessy though, which is why I'm looking for suggestions for styles. :)

 

 

 


"Though the world will tell you it's not smart
Ever ever after
The world can be yours if you let your heart
Believe in ever after"
- Don't settle for less than what you deserve.

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Cassiopeia Posts : 85 Registered: 1/1/09
Re: Short and sweet
Posted: Jan 21, 2009 10:27 PM Go to message in response to: Leli

I really love Sottero dresses :)

The Camille dress (Which you like) is mermaid. You can pull a mermaid off if you have a proper figure, this specific style is really something you need to try on and see. It really works best on someone that has at least a little bit of curve, to someone with an amazing hourglass that shows off well. If your figure is entirely straight (No curve at all) the mermaid gown doesn't do much to flatter your figure and make you look so womany.

These are some other Maggie mermaids I really like:

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=S5208

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=A3257

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=J1219

This is a low drop waist, a little different from the mermaid but it's not too full and if you like the mermaid style you may like this:

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=S5197

These ones are slim a-lines:

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=A3140

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=S5201

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=J1166

I don't know well you like lace, but if you do these gowns are quite lovely:

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=J1242HC

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=S5207

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=J1172

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=V7022

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=V7024


Anyhow, some good examples of non-poof, short friendly styles :)




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