Before you grab that beautiful lacy A-Line dress, that amazing ruffled mermaid dress, and the ever so lovely ribbon ball gown for your big day, have you ever thought which design and style suits your body type the most? The purpose is to be the best looking person on your wedding day, therefore, a perfect wedding gown has to flatter your body shape so that you can look your best and feel confident about yourself.
First, you need to identify which body shape are you, the hourglass, the triangle, the inverted triangle or the rectangle. Next, you will need to understand the features of your body shape that will determine the kind of dresses that will help conceal the flaws and make you look good.
1. The Hourglass
For those with a balanced bust and hips, they possess a well-defined waist too, making this body
shape a goal for most women to achieve. Women with an hourglass body shape are encouraged to wear dresses that are fitting to display their figure.
Sheath gowns have a narrow shape that flows straight down to the hem making the wearer slimmer and at the same time showing off the ideal body figure of an hourglass. The Ball gown on the other hand, helps to add volume to the lower part of the body but can be very overwhelming for women with a smaller frame. The hourglass body shape has the right curves at the right places and to flaunt it, the bride can opt for the Mermaid or Trumpet style of wedding dress that has the best cutting and shape to show off this body type.
2. The Triangle
The triangle shape are those with a shapely bottom which are wider than the shoulders. Most of these women’s waist are small and defined too. Brides with the triangle body shape must choose dresses that allow them to add volume to the upper part of their body which will also reduce the emphasis on the lower part of her body.
A Ball gown will do the trick of covering the lower part of the body with a full skirt that will allow all eyes to focus on the bride’s slim upper body. A-Line gowns and Short gowns both creates a gentle and graceful look that makes the overall body proportions balance. Dresses with princess or flutter sleeves are highly recommended to increase the volume on the upper body. Boat–neck tops and off shoulders gowns are also good choices to make this bride beautiful on her wedding day!
3. The Inverted Triangle
If you have broad shoulders and a heavier front, do not fret as there are dresses and gowns that will make you look wonderful for your big day. Those who have the body shape of an inverted triangle should don gowns that add curves to the hips and at the same time creating a defined waist.
The Ball gown which is universal for all body shapes is a savior to help the Inverted Triangle bride to balance her wide shoulders with the full skirt creating an hourglass shape. Short gowns can help divert the attention to your shapely legs which will also balance the top half of the body. Mermaid and Trumpet gowns are flared at the bottom which will make the broad shoulders look narrower are also good options for a wedding gown. Gowns and dresses with ruffles on the skirt can also enhance the lower part of the gown to complement the wide frame of the bride.
4. The Rectangle
Brides who belong to the rectangle body shape have a balanced bust and hips but they do not possess a well-defined waist. To create an illusion of volume on the top and the bottom, ribbons can be tied around the waistline of the gown.
The best choice for the rectangle body shape is the A-Line Gown which creates a natural hourglass shape for the bride. Sheath gown is also another option as the bias-cut butters up the figure of the bride as the material hugs the body hence revealing all the curves at the right places. Short gowns with fitted bodice can also help to create graceful lines that will flatter the bride’s figure on her wedding day.
A wedding is an important event to the bride and the groom, therefore, to all brides out there, choose the right gown that makes you the most beautiful women in the world on that special day. You deserve it!
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