The bride is the focus of any wedding. So, it is important to look your best in your bridal gown. Finding a wedding gown that flatters your figure will ensure that you shine in every wedding photo. The best bet is to consult with your bridal shop as to which styles are the best fit for your figure type. Here are some hints to get you started:
A woman with an hourglass figure is the classic sexy model that is featured in men’s magazines. You need a gown that will show off your bust and your curvy hips. Look for gowns with V-neck, halter neck or strapless tops, and flaring, flowing skirts. These will naturally hug your figure and let you sweep through the room elegantly.
Tall and Thin
Your willowy figure is the envy of women around the world. You are fashion-model thin and can wear all of the latest fashions. Since styles are designed for your figure, you will find that most styles flatter you, but adding a long wide skirt or a skinny skirt that flares at the bottom will add panache to your look.
Petite women may be jealous of their sisters’ long reach, but they are lovely in many wedding gown styles. Avoid puffy sleeves and collars, and select a gown with delicate details, simple lines and either a long or mid-length skirt. Petite women carry off the whimsical style easily, and you can add lace to your dress for a unique vintage touch.
For a woman with an apple-shaped figure, a dress with a looser waist or A-line skirt is very flattering. You can wear more flash and sparkle than your petite friend, but don’t be tempted by big bows or flounces. If you want to lengthen your look, go for simple straight lines and a long, flowing skirt. V-necks and one-shoulder styles will highlight your neck and shoulders, drawing attention to the top and bottom of your gown.
If your body is pear-shaped, a long gown is your best choice. Use the skirt to smooth the line from your waist to your feet, creating a lovely sweep of material. A high-waisted dress will give your body a slender look, while a strapless top will draw the eyes to your shoulders and away from your hips. If you like added detailing such as sequins or lace, place them on the upper portion of your gown, and let the fabric add to the illusion of length in the skirt.
It used to be that there were not many choices for full-figured women in bridal gowns and dressy gowns in general. However, these days, full-figured women have an entire industry making designs to fit your figure in the latest fashions. Look for dresses that draw a diagonal line across the body such as a V-neck bodice and an A-line skirt. Simple lines with fine detailing look best on you whether you prefer ultra-modern or vintage styles.