How to find the perfect wedding dress for your shape
January 10th 2017
Finding the right style of dress to best flatter your curves, can be an overwhelming task, we all have different bodies, beautiful in their own way, and we all want to look our very best on such a special day.
Let’s take a look at the most common body shapes, and see if you can figure out which fits your body shape the closest.
Now let’s have a look at some of the most popular bridal dress shapes, and which will suit your body best
The A Line shape dress is the best dress choice for Pear shapes and hourglass figures, because it skims the bottom portion of your body without adding any bulk to your shape. This shape is also fantastic for apple shapes as it adds definition at the waistline, giving the illusion of a smaller waist. These gowns will keep everyone’s eyes on your slim upper body and give your waistline beautiful definition.
A Trumpet style dress is best for those of us with wide shoulders, these gowns are narrow through the waist and then flare out at the bottom. This shape will visually even you out, meaning your shoulders will look more proportional to the rest of your body because of the wide bottom of the dress.
Like the Trumpet style, the Mermaid style dress suit inverted triangle shapes. However, they also look fabulous on hourglass figures, as they highlight your small waist and accentuate your hips and bust. Avoid Mermaid styles if you’re conscious of a tummy as there’s no room to hide anything in a mermaid style.
Much like the A line gown, ballgowns look fabulous on pear and hourglass figures. They also give fantastic shape to apple shapes, adding definition at the waist. If you’ve got great legs another lovely option is a tea length gown!
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Square shaped brides look fantastic in empire and sheath gowns. The trick though with an empire gown is that it has to fit just right. If you get one that is too billowy or too loose you’ll end up looking heavier than you are. If you’re a square that needs a little more waist definition definitely go with a sheath over the empire.
Now you have an idea of what may suit your body shape, why not nip over to www.curvychicbridal.com, and pick out a few dresses that will be perfect for your figure and pop us a message!