Dress for girl with wide shoulders

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Registered: 04-14-2014
Dress for girl with wide shoulders
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Mon, 05-26-2014 - 3:23am

Looking for a LBD recently , I have very wide shoulders, about 41cm, really upset about my wide shoulder. I have selected some dresses that I think would be suitable for me. What's you opinion on these dresses? Would you offer me some advice?

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#Dress 2      

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 #Dress 4  

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Mon, 05-26-2014 - 2:43pm

I also have wide shoulders. I've always heard that for women with wide shoulders, sleeveless or one-shoulder (but not off the shoulder, strapless or cap sleeves) dresses are best. If you are curvy or not overweight, I think #2 and #4 are good options. If you have anything extra around the middle, go for #1. The third option has cap sleeves, so I'd personally steer clear of that one, but it is a very classic design.

My LBD is sleeveless and still looks pretty good even though I bought it several years ago. In general, sleeveless or tank dresses are more likely to remain stylish, although they're not as trendy at the moment as the one shoulder styles.

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Registered: 05-27-2014
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 8:55am
Pics look lovely. Don't obsess over your shoulders. I really think the more we concentrate on something like this the bigger we see it. Your shoulders are not going to change. Learn to love it.
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Registered: 06-25-2008
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 11:38am

My daughter has very wide shoulders and she doesn't look great in strapless and even worse in sleeveless. It just accentuates how broad she is across the back. She looks best in a style like #3.

Brenda

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Registered: 07-20-2001
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 1:20pm

I really think all 4 of these dresses work. I would not obsess about wide shoulders. They can be a positive to your look. I do have wide shoulders as well, mostly because I was born a male. As a Transgendered Woman I used to worry about wide shoulders among others things. I have a dress similar to the #1 dress. Looks great one me I have to say. Good luck!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-20-2001
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 1:24pm

Here is another dress option I went with to cover wide shoulders.

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Registered: 04-14-2014
Wed, 05-28-2014 - 3:19am

Thanks for you advice, really helpful to me!Laughing