Sheath shape

Magazines and sites say to avoid sheath shape dresses if you are curvy. I am, and the problem is ,the dress that I love is a sheath/straight line and low cut. Are the magazines to generalized? Can it work?
Posted on March 24, 2008 at 4:59 pm
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Um...yeah. I am C-U-R-V-Y (and plus sized too) and the BEST shape on me is a sheath! I am dead serious. I have worn formal gowns for a living (as an opera singer) and ALWAYS choose straight sheaths for the stage. Now, mermaids? NOT! A-line? NO WAY! But a basque-waisted, full-skirted ballgown or sleek, straight sheath? OH YEAH!

Have you tried any of them on? That would be your best indicator! Don't take what the bridal mags advise...they say that large chested women should wear halter gowns! EEEKKK! That is the WORST look ever on my figure...which is, a-hem, very hourglass shaped (think Queen Latifah or Anna Nicole Smith before TrimSpa)...
Posted on March 24, 2008 at 5:30 pm
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sometimes magazines can over generalize. not every body is the same, but they can be lumped into a category. Have you tried on the dress? If you did, how did it look on you? If you wear heels, it also change the look of the dress on your body. I would try the dress on with the size heel you plan on wearing that day.

Really if you feel comfortable in the dress and you feel absolutely gorgeous in the dress, go for it. The magazines are just giving guidelines to readers, but you won't really know if it will or will not work without trying on the dress.

Good Luck!
Posted on March 24, 2008 at 5:35 pm
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Definitely it can work! I'm petite but curvy, and I'm wearing a sheath. I agree with PP - you have to try on the dress before you will know if it works or not. If the salon allows it, definitely have someone take photos so you can see how you looked later.
Posted on March 25, 2008 at 5:18 am
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Posted on March 25, 2008 at 5:27 am
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You have to try the dress on! Don't listen to what magazines say - you have to see for yourself, I agree with everybody on this post.
Posted on March 25, 2008 at 5:43 am
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You have to try the dress on! Don't listen to what magazines say - you have to see for yourself, I agree with everybody on this post.
Posted on March 25, 2008 at 5:43 am
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I definately agree that the magazines aren't always right. I consider myself curvy (size 12 jeans) and I wore a sheath gown that was form fitting and had a very low neckine, PIB. And this was the best style for me and my personality.

Also, if you plan on wearing heels, make sure you try on the gown in heels. It changes your posture and tightens up leg, butt, and stomach muscles.

No matter what you have to see for your self. A sheath is supposed to create a long and sleek silhouette. It's great for girls who are petite as it elongates their shape making them look taller.
Posted on March 25, 2008 at 7:26 am

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