Choosing a wedding gown might be a real nightmare, because you get lost in all that beauty of ruche, lace, embroidery and beading. However, the decoration of the dress is not the main thing that you have to look at. Your own body type should tell you, what kind of dress you need. Use these tips to choose a perfect wedding dress according to your body type.
Pear-shaped body. If you have narrow waist and chest, while your hips and thighs a bit wider than they should be, look for dresses that have a classic A-line silhouette. The skirt of the dress should float away from your hips, that's why choose taffeta or duchesse satin and keep away from light fabrics. Also V neckline and a spaghetti-strap bodice will draw attention to your slender chest.
Apple-shaped body. Look for the dresses, that cinch in at the narrowest point of the waist and the skirt flares out into a gradual A-shape. Lots of embroidery and beading will help camouflage your waist and create a corset-like effect. Opt for dresses with a deep V neckline, that will draw attention towards the vertical lines, not the horizontal ones. Always avoid the mermaid style dresses, that flare out at the knee height.
Rectangular-shaped body. If you have no definite curves, then you need a dress that creates them. Look for the dress that cut on the bias and have the curving side seam. You can also opt for a dress, that cinches in at your waist and then flares out into an A-line silhouette.
If you're busty. While choosing a dress, look for those, where you don't reveal too much of your decolletage. A dress with a scooped neckline will be perfect for you. If you like strapless gowns, then look for a dress that has a slight dip along the neckline. The straight neckline will make your bust appear even larger than it is.
If you're small-chested. Ruche will help you create some more volume in your upper body.
If you're plus-size. You want to show the best of your body, that's why look for an Empire dress with a skirt that begins right under your bust. Keep in mind, that the dress shouldn't be too tight or loose, just play up your shape, otherwise it will add you more pounds. Also try to opt for fabrics that provide structure, however, if you love the look of airier fabrics, then look for a dress with stiff base and only then add an embroidered tulle overlay.
If you're petite. If you're petite, then you need a dress, that will make you look higher, and draw attention to your upper body. Opt for sheath, A-line and trumpet dresses. Also try to find a dress with a waistline above your natural waist. Avoid huge details appearing on the lower part of your dress, try to limit them to the upper part, that will draw the eye to your face.
If you're tall. Your perfect wedding dress should emphasize your natural shape, that's why the waistline should be lower. Also if your dress has long sleeves, they should go past your wrist, otherwise you will look like you've borrowed the dress from someone who is shorter than you. Keep the dress as simple as possible, because lace, ruffles and other embellishments don't look pretty good on tall persons.
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