How To Pick The Right Wedding Dress For Your Body Type
October 1, 2016
It is the thing that you may have dreamed about for such a long time and now the dream is coming true. But all of a sudden the thought emerges, just how to pick the right wedding dress for your body type. To help you with this issue, take a look at some of our tips to help you out.
For A Bride With A Smaller Bust, The Best Silhouette
For the bride with a smaller bust who wants to go strapless, demi cups can be their very best friend. Otherwise, right on trend will be anything with a plunging V neckline.
For The Bride With An Hourglass Figure, The Best Silhouette
Hourglass figures can truly wear virtually anything, depending on proportions and height. Your body will bring almost any dress to life making most silhouettes look fabulous. If however, the bride is shorter, she may want to consider a style more elongated like a gown with vertical or asymmetrical elements. Selecting a simple one-shoulder or V-neckline is going to do the trick rather than a strapless neckline.
For A Busty Bride, The Best Silhouette
It doesn't mean that you can't go strapless, just because you are on the busty side! Even with that said, look for a gown with a built in corset or that has boning. Otherwise, on the marketplace you can and will find some great foundational undergarments properly designed to offer you the support that you need. And because you want the bodice to fit you perfectly, it is vital that you have a great seamstress to properly fashion it.
Even with all of this said, if it is with straps that you feel more comfortable, that is the way that you should go. Keep in mind that your gown selection is wide open because the truth is that a strap can be added to virtually any gown!
For A Pear Shaped Bride, The Best Silhouette
You want to be focusing on your waist, bust or shoulders, if you are pear shaped. Ideal is selecting a gown which is A line with a natural or empire waist. You can then consider adding an embellished or grosgrain belt. In addition, select a dress that has an interesting bodice, whether it has artful beading or rouching detail.
For An Athletic Body Type, The Best Silhouette
The fact of the matter is that anything you wear will work well! What you should do is look for something that will assist in softening your look. If your shoulders are wide, consider a halter. You can also don a luxurious fabric which is super silky and takes advantage of your firm build by skimming the body, something like crepe or charmeuse perhaps!
For A Petite Bride, The Best Silhouette
A petite girl can also wear virtually anything, depending on her proportions. So that the proportion and hem of the dress are scaled well to the bride, many designers offer hollow to hem options, particularly those with a lace or special embellishment on the skirt. For those taller brides, this is true as well. And being petite does not rule out the fact that you may also opt for a mermaid style dress even though the sheath may be ideal.
For A Tall Bride, The Best Dress
Being tall is something virtually every bride wishes she were! You truly can wear almost anything you want if you are tall! You are going to look simply great. Opt for a strapless gown if you don't want to draw attention to your height. You may want to look at one with a differing design or fabric to the skirt from the bodice. A strapless gown with a satin or organza skirt and a lace top would be one example.
For An Apple Shape, The Best Silhouette
Opt for a corset or lace-up back, if the bride is apple shaped. A lace-up corset creates a definition around your waist. And for the most support, choose a sturdier fabric like taffeta or satin.
Regardless of size, all brides can and will find their perfect silhouette for themselves!