It is important to choose a wedding dress that accentuates and flatters your best features. This boils down to knowing your body type and choosing the style of dress that suits you best. If you have a clear idea of your body type and what suits you, your wedding dress shopping experience is sure to be a stress free affair.
Finding a dress that compliments your unique body shape is important. Knowing where to start you search is very helpful. The cut, style and even the fabric of your gown can have a tremendous impact on how you appear on your wedding day. There are some simple guides that can help you get started in selecting the perfect dress that will accent your assets and disguise any flaws.
The initial step to take before buying a wedding dress is to spend an ample time to plan for the gown you want to have. Spend at least six months of finding, listing, and then make collaborations with the designer on how you want your gown should be done. This should include your budget, style, motif, and your body type. Determining the shape of your body is also the primary step before buying a wedding gown. This is because many women tend to overlook this aspect and end up regretful after their civil union because their gown made the wedding less perfect. So, knowing your body shape is really important.
If you are tall and slender you should seek out form fitting dresses to emphasize your sleek frame. Grecian style dresses will work very nicely for you with their light and flowing feel, adding to the beauty of your height. This however, is not a great option if you are top heavy, it will throw the whole look off balance, and even if you are a skinny mini, the flow of the dress could end up making you look wide. If you go with this style dress and want some sparkle or embellishments make sure they are on the top of the dress. Anything in the middle or bottom of the dress will disrupt the length of the gown.
For the petite or short bride there are many choices. Off the shoulder dresses or gowns with shoestring straps are the best choice. A petite bride looks beautiful in a Cinderella dress and evokes a bit of romance as well. Straight gowns do nothing for a short or petite woman. If you have your heart set on a straight gown, it will work with a full veil offsetting it.
For hour glass figures the body shape is characterized by a small waist with bust and hips of the same width that give that classic hour glass shape. You can be a petite slim hourglass or a voluptuous hourglass, however the small waist and defined curves is a main characteristic of this body type. If you have an hourglass figure, then a wedding dress that accentuates your waist and showcases your curves is a preferred choice. Choose a wedding dress with a corset to draw attention to your tiny waist and you can pull off ball gowns with cinched in waists and full skirts as well as the mermaid shaped dresses.
Try on different gowns and ask the shopkeeper which one looks best on you. The perfect wedding dress will be the one that requires as few custom fittings and alterations as possible.
No matter what shape your body is you can find a dress that will flatter your figure. Don't become frustrated and settle for just any gown. This is your special day to shine. If you find a few dresses that have features that you like but you cannot find them all in one dress, consider having your gown custom made. Don't stop your search until you are absolutely in love with your wedding dress.
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