Friday, May 3, 2013

Choose the Right Bridal Gown for Your Body Type


For most brides-to-be, picking the most perfect wedding dress can be so thorny, especially when you find the one you love look definitely not right when you try it on. It may make your legs wired, your hips too big or your boobs disappear. The reason why these situation happen is that you put on the wrong wedding dress which is not suitable for your body style. The solution is simple. Get to know the women’s basic body shapes and you’ll find there are so many fabulous wedding dresses you can choose!

In the following I will list some common women body type with which appropriate wedding dresses are suggested to match.

If you’re Petite


Search for: The petite bride can fit well with sheath, mermaid or modified A-line gown holding simple and elegant design. Find an empire style wedding dress with the waistline above your natural waist to make the lower half of the dress as well as yourself appear longer. Bateau neckline makes the upper body look plump. Fabric of a high sheen is strongly recommended.

Stay away from: Be avoid of dropped waist dresses and ball gowns. The former will make your legs seem nonexistent and the latter let you easily get lost in that voluminous skirt. Also, tea-length dresses are not suitable.
Remember to avoid cumbersome embellishments and too much accessories. In order not to appear top-heavy, veils should not be too long yet too layered.

If you’re Tall


Search for: Brides who are tall can best demonstrate the modesty and quiet in a dress. So many different styles of wedding dresses are suitable for tall bride to wear. Ball gowns in sophisticated floral pattern design matched with a fingertip or longer veil can be a desirable choice for you.

Stay away from: If you are a relatively flat and skinny woman, do not choose a sheath gown with long train which is more likely to increase your height visually. Skip gowns with high necklines such as jewel neck and high collar because they'll draw the eye upward and create more length. The same reason for updos and headpieces.

If you’re plump


Search forAn Empire dress with a A-line skirt that begins just under the bust and flows gradually into floor-length is truly a fabulous choice for those women who are plump. Moreover, strapless and sweetheart neckline will be good at showing your beautifully curved chest. While a tight waist design to accent figure exquisiteness and slim skirt to strengthen body curve. Wedding material should be hard fabric texture like satin.

Stay away from: Make sure that there is no ruches or pleats of the fabric, which is reminiscent of maternity wear. The dress should be aim at build up your figure shape; if it’s too loose, it will add pounds. Find fabrics like satin that provides structure rather than anything too soft. If you love the romantic feeling of airy materials, choose a dress with a stiff satin skirt overlaid by a piece of  embroidered tulle.