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April 12, 2010

When choosing a wedding gown, one of the most important factors to consider is your body shape, and how various dress silhouettes look on your frame.  Here are some of the most popular dress shapes, and our tips on choosing the right one for you.

From Left to Right:

1.  A-line:  This classic cut is one of the most figure-flattering out there, ’nuff said.  The style is so pretty, though, no one will know your fashion is also functional!

2. Ballgown:  For the bride that has dreamed of a “princess” wedding, a ballgown is the way to go.  Ballgowns are especially flattering on pear-shaped women, since they highlight a smaller top, and camouflage larger hips and thighs.   Avoid the style if you are petite, though, since it can overwhelm a small frame.

3.  Mermaid:  The mermaid silhouette is typically tighter through the waist and bodice, and fans out at the bottom from just above the knee.  Since the look can be revealing, and emphasize any junk you may have in your trunk, it’s not a great choice for the bootylicious bride.  It makes a gorgeous silhouette, however, for tall, thin brides, since the body hugging style emphasizes any curves with its tight fit and full, fanned-out bottom.

4. Sheath:  If you’re a petite bride, or have worked hard for your wedding day figure, a sheath is a great way to go, since the dresses work with minimal fabric, and are very body conscious.

5. Drop-Waist:  Dresses with a drop waist sit below the normal waistline, and look stunning on women with shorter torsos, and hourglass figures.  Steer clear of a drop waist if you have a long torso, though, as it will highlight the area and can make you look disproportionate.

6. Empire Waist:  This style is classic, feminine, and flattering on everyone.  It’s especially  perfect for ladies who want to camouflage the tummy area, since the dress falls from just below the bust.

So, there you have it, our guidelines to starting your dress shopping.  Check back soon for tips on how to choose a veil and accessorize your look!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Katie permalink
    April 13, 2010 10:51 am

    These are such great tips – thanks so much!! It’s great to know more about how these styles fit, and what body types they are best for; all things I didn’t know before. Can’t wait to read about veils and accessorizing!

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