Every bride wants to look her best on one of the most special days of her life- her wedding day. That’s because aside from the glamorous decorations and scrumptious food, everyone’s attention is set on the bride. The first thing they notice when she walks down the aisle is her wedding dress as well as the beauty and elegance she portrays. Whether a bride yearns to depict elegance, modesty, or even an outgoing personality, the dress to speak for her is definitely out there. Some patience and dedication is needed to locate that one-of-a-kind wedding dress since there are various styles to choose from. However, it is important to know what style looks best on one’s body type to maximize their assets.
Let’s focus on the five basic wedding styles and the body types they compliment well.
A-Line/Princess Wedding Dress
If you want a rather simple, yet elegant look, the A-Line/Princess style may be just what you are looking for. This wedding dress style is very popular among brides because it’s flattering on almost all body types and provides a nice feminine touch. This dress styles contains the ability to make a bride appear taller than she is. Another positive detail about this style is that a bride’s hips can be hidden since the fabric flares over them rather than hugging them. This dress is appropriate for any type of wedding- from an outdoor garden wedding to a traditional church ceremony.
Ball Gown Wedding Dress
Have you ever fantasized about wearing a dress such as those of the famous Disney Princesses, if so, the Ball Gown style may be a winner. The Ball Gown style offers a classic Cinderella look. It’s an ideal style for those who are of average height, tall, or those with a pear-shaped figure. Much like the A-Line/Princess style, it conceals hips in order to shift attention upward to the upper body. If you are a full-figured bride, the skirt of this dress could actually cause you to look larger. Trains are perfect for this style since the skirt can balance the weight of the train.
Mermaid Wedding Dress
If you would love to show off your perfect figure on your big day, the Mermaid style could be the one. The mermaid cut is not for everyone. It is for slender figures, both tall and short. Mermaid style gowns hug the body just past the hips and flare out at the bottom for a full hemline. Since this is a very sexy look, which highlights the curves, it also reveals underwear lines. Keep this in mind when considering this dress and shop wisely for your undergarments.
Empire Wedding Dress
If you are petite and wish to look taller and emphasize your bust, the Empire wedding dress style is definitely one to look into. With a higher waistline that this style provides, an emphasized bust is made possible and a smaller waist is achievable. It fits well on all body types and is the ideal dress for pregnant brides. In addition, a bride can look forward to looking slimmer without having to wear a gown that is as tight as the Mermaid gowns that are available.
Sheath/Column Wedding Dress
If an elegant straight fitted style is your calling, the Sheath wedding dress style would be an ideal choice. This dress style is flattering on slender brides, both short and tall. In addition, it also helps petite brides seem taller. Since this dress can constrict your movement, consider one that has pleats or gathering in the back in order to move more freely.
Keep in mind that you can change the look of any wedding dress by choosing from various necklines, sleeve lengths, trains, or bustles. Mixing and matching different elements can give you your perfect look- from sexy and elegant to romantic and whimsical.
Selecting a wedding dress for your big day can be very stressful. We recommend that you take with you a person whose opinion you value in order to make the process easier. Don’t be afraid to try something out of the ordinary because you never know if that gown could end up being the one for you.
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