The Perfect Dress for You!
wedding dress! This is the dress that we, as girls, start thinking about at age five and don’t stop thinking about until we hand the cashier at Kleinfeld's our credit card! This is by far the most important dress that we will ever wear, so it has to absolutely perfect! The key, however, is to wear the dress, not let the dress wear you! Here are a few tips for each body type and what looks best on what!
For petite body types, it’s important to choose something that accentuates your body. Dresses with a slender silhouette are your friend, ball gowns however, are your foe. Ball gowns tend to overshadow your body and take away from your small figure.
To help take away the focus from your chest, larger busted brides should go towards the fuller skirts. This draws the eye more towards your waist than your chest. This also helps to balance out the contrast between your chest and lower body. Straps and sleeves are another great idea when picking out a dress. This helps give support while also giving the illusion that your chest is smaller than it really is.
Completely opposite from woman with a larger bust, woman with smaller bust want the illusion that they have more than what they actually have. To do this, it’s important to look for dresses with texture! Bodices with things such as rushing is perfect for this body type and help make the bride look well in doubt, even if she isn’t!
Lean and Straight
For this particular body type, the key is to create curves! To do this, it’s important to look for dresses with flared skirts, diagonal draping, and daring necklines! Ball gowns are another great silhouette, due to the cinching at your natural waist and hiding of your lack of hips. This silhouette also helps accentuate your natural slender build.
A-line dresses and waist defining sashes are hourglass figures best friends. The A-line silhouette is great for this body type because it cinches the waist at its smallest point and shrinks the hips. Mermaids are also a great look for this body type due to the slimming of the waist!
For this body type, just think the letter A. It is key to highlight the narrowness of the midsection and take the attention away from the hips and thighs. To do this, it’s important to look for dress that has a skirt that gradually flares out in an A formation. Necklines that accentuate this body type are v necks and spaghetti strap bodices.