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How To Find The Perfect Bridal Gown For Your Body Type

Picking the perfect wedding gown is often fraught with a great deal of anticipation as well as downright confusion. While most women hope to find a beautiful gown, it's important to keep in mind that what looks great on a model or mannequin, might not have the same effect on you. It's a good idea to keep your body type in mind when shopping for any type of clothing, but it's especially important when you're choosing that perfect bridal gown.

While you'll certainly be able to get alterations in order to ensure your gown fits you exactly as it should, it's also important to take a look at your body type. Assessing your body type isn't so much about getting your gown to fit, it's more about choosing a gown that will look great on your figure. Start by measuring your hips, bust and shoulders at their widest part; then, measure your waist at its narrowest point.

If your shoulders, hips and bust are all about the same size, and your waist is only slightly smaller, then you have what is considered an athletic shape. However, if your shoulders and bust are bigger than your waist, you have an inverted triangle body type. The classic pear shape is defined as a body type where your hips are wider than your shoulders or bust. Lastly, if your shoulders, hips and bust are about the same, but your waist is more than 25% smaller, your body type is an hourglass.

If you have an hourglass figure, a sheath or mermaid style gown would complement your figure nicely. An athletic or pear shape body type can look wonderful in an A line gown or a wedding gown with an empire waist. Those with an inverted triangle body type often find that a mermaid style dress is particularly appealing.

If you need help deciding on a wedding gown that would look great with your body type, a Los Gatos bridal shop, In the Olde Manner, will be able to guide you to the right style.

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