Choosing a silhouette that will highlight your best-loved assets and conceal your less-favorable traits is essential before you start wedding dress shopping. This way you can narrow down your options before stepping foot in the dressing room, you’re in for a much more pleasant, laid-back shopping experience. Find what body type defines your figure and remember that your figure may not fit squarely into one category — most people don’t! Stay open-minded because most of brides end up with a dress completely different from what they envisioned. Be realistic about your budget and be aware that some additional changes also require fees. Now for the body types!
- Petite brides can wear almost anything, they’ll look cool. But If you care about your height, just avoid overwhelming your small frame. Choose airy sheaths and structured trumpet styles over big, frothy ball gowns.
- If you are tall and you don’t want to draw attention to your height, opt for a strapless gown, possibly one that has differing fabric or design, from the bodice to the skirt.
- If you are a pear-shaped bride, accent your shoulders, bust and waist. Opting for a gown that is A-line with an empire or natural waist is ideal. Consider accessorizing with a grosgrain or embellished belt. Also, choose a dress with a very interesting bodice, whether it has rouching detail or artful beading. Avoid texture or dimension on the skirt and opt for a clean silhouette on the bottom.
- A busty bride should opt for a gown that has boning or a built-in corset. Remember that the bodice should fit you like a glove. Otherwise, there are many fantastic foundational undergarments on the market that will give you support.
- A girl with an apple shape should opt for a corset or lace-up back to create a definition around her waist that flares out into a gradual A shape. The most slenderizing neckline for you is one with a deep V, which will draw eyes toward the vertical, not the horizontal.
- Hourglass figures can wear almost anything. Most silhouettes are going to look great because your body is going to bring any dress to life.
- Best silhouette for a bride with a smaller bust is anything with a plunging V neckline, which is right on trend.
- Plus-size girls are amazing in anything but if you hesitate, work your womanly curves in a bodycon bridal gown or hide your hips in a big ball gown — either way, your gown should show off your trim mid-section.