Every bride wants to find a gown that is as unique as she is, and that will make her look and feel her absolute best on her wedding day. The key to finding the perfect gown is to choose one that works best with your figure.
Every bride has a unique figure and knowing what wedding gown style will accentuate your figure the best will really create a show-stopping look that will leave everyone in awe – including you!
There are literally dozens of options available when it comes to wedding dresses, but choosing the wrong one for your figure could make it look like the dress is wearing you, and not the other way around.
Here are some tips that will help you find the perfect dress to flatter your beautiful figure.
If you have a pear shape, a dress with a skirt that gradually flares out from your natural waist down to the floor is the best bet for you. This style will highlight the narrowest part of your midsection and flow away from your thighs and hips.
An A-line silhouette with a V neckline or spaghetti straps will look incredible on your shape. Opt for a sturdier fabric, like satin or taffeta, to really maximize your figure, as they don’t cling and create a flowing look.
The style that will look the most captivating on an apple-shaped figure is one that cinches in at the smallest portion of your waist and then gradually flares out, like an A-line. Choose a bodice that has a lot of texture in order to draw even more attention to the smallest part of your waist. Ruche or lace are the perfect embellishments, as they will perfectly hug your waistline and create a cinching effect, similar to a corset. To further enhance your figure, opt for a neckline that has a deep V. This will draw the eyes vertically, not horizontally, which will really make you look incredible.
If you are well-endowed in the chest, opt for a dress that has a scooped neckline. Why? – Because it will elegantly display your décolletage without being tacky. It will also draw attention to your face. A sweetheart neckline is also a great option for a large chest. Avoid a straight neckline, as it will make your chest look even bigger and give it a shelf-like appearance. Also, choose laces and other fabrics that don’t have a sheen, as they will create less volume and call less attention to your chest. Fabrics that have a sheen to them, like satin or organza, will draw more attention to your chest.
The Tall Bride
If you have a tall frame, a simple silhouette will work best for you. The goal is to showcase your height. You can do so by choosing a gown that has a low waistline and a hem that sweeps the floor. Simpler is better; too many embellishments, like ruffles and pearls, will make you look too cute, or like you are trying too hard. Also, choose materials that flow, like lace or tulle, as they will further accentuate your tall stature.
For the Petite Bride
A petite bride should choose a gown that accentuates her waist and creates the illusion of being taller. An A-line gown, one that has a fitted bodice and a waistline that starts above your natural waist, will make the lower portion of your dress look longer. Keep the embellishments to the bodice, and avoid sleeves and other oversized details, like bows, as they will overtake you and make you look lost in your gown.