Whether you’re straight up and down, have lovely curves, or need something to suit a petite figure, SoGlosWeddings has compiled a guide to help each bride-to-be find the perfect dress for them.
Encompassing shorter styles, strapless creations, ballgowns and much more, discover which dresses will suit your shape…
Make the most of those gorgeous curves with a dress that shows them off! Ladies with an hourglass figure should also go for a gown that accentuates their waist, choosing something that nips in for a flattering finish.
Styles: Confident ladies who want something that clings to their curves can choose a fishtail, mermaid, or trumpet-style gown. For something a little less daring, an A-line dress will work wonders, while a pretty belt is the perfect accessory to showcase that small waist!
Brides with a pear-shaped figure can emphasis the smaller top half of their body; for example, a dress which draws attention to the neckline, shoulders and small waist.
Styles: A strapless gown is perfect for pear shapes, showing off the top half of a bride’s body, while a detailed neckline has the same effect. Other options include an A-line dress, empire line dress, or ballgown.
Tall brides can pull off an array of styles, but should most likely avoid an empire line dress; with less definition, this style runs the risk of hiding the bride’s figure which can be unflattering.
Styles: From princess wedding dresses to sheath gowns, tall ladies can find a cut which suits their body; whether they’re proudest of their lovely long legs or willowy physique.
Smaller brides won’t want to wear a gown that drowns them; go for a style that’s simple but stunning, with embellishments and accessories perfect for that extra special sparkle.
Styles: If length is a tricky issue, there’s the chance to opt for a dress that’s short or has an asymmetrical hemline. Meanwhile for emphasising your best bits, choose a style that’s strapless, clinched in at the waist, or hip-hugging, for example.
If your shoulders are wider than your hips, find a beautiful dress which balances your body; avoid Bardot styles, halter necks, and strapless gowns which accentuate the upper body.
Styles: Focus the attention off your shoulders with a dramatic neckline, such as a V-neck or scooped neck. There’s also the option to follow in Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle’s steps and choose a gown with sleeves.
Apple-shaped figures are, by nature, voluptuous, with more weight places around the middle of the body. Thus, go for a dress which can add definition to the waist, and show off those legs if you wish!
Styles: A dropped waist dress is the perfect option, while V-necks and embellishments around the neckline can also work to flatter the physique, drawing attention to the upper chest.
Brides with a straight or sporty figure tend to have a less-defined waist. For this reason, choose a style of dress which creates the illusion of curves.
Styles: Create shape by choosing a gorgeous dress with a full skirt, such as a ballgown. For understated elegance, a high neckline or embellishment are ideal for complementing a straight figure.
Wednesday 12 September 2018
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