It is the day that you have been dreaming about since you were a kid; it is one of the purest memories that you will cherish for a lifetime and it is also a moment for you to share your love for your partner with family and friends. It is your wedding day. However, with all the joy and happiness you have to look forward to, your big day also involves quite a bit of stress, and finding the right wedding dress is a big part of it.
It would be surprising if before you even begin wedding dress shopping, you did not have a wish list of dream dresses. However, it is easy to be overwhelmed by all the gorgeous choices. One easy way you can deal with this is by finding a dress in the right silhouette- something to highlight your assets and bring out the best in you. Everybody has different body types and each type is complemented by a different style. So, here is a guide to help you find the best wedding dress for your specific body type:
If you are petite, you should refrain from wearing dresses that can overwhelm your frame. Avoid dresses with too much detail, like full skirts and ruffles, because they will drown you in all the fabric. Instead, you should opt for minimal shapes that can accentuate your figure. Sheath and trumpet-style dresses are the way to go as they can help create the illusion of longer legs. You can take some inspiration from Kim Kardashian in the breathtaking Givenchy number.
You must celebrate your curves with a figure-hugging mermaid gown. A mermaid gown will follow the feminine contours on your body before flaring out below the knees. Wearing voluminous shapes like that of ball gowns can hide your beautiful figure and you would not want that, would you? You can also wear a dropped waist gown that hugs your waist and hips to flaunt your torso.
An A-line gown, which is actually a universally flattering style, looks best on pear-shaped body types. You can also opt for higher necklines to draw more focus to your shoulders. If you are looking for a more classic and romantic look, an off-the-shoulder dress can work wonders.
Contrary to what a lot of people, it is quite easy to find flattering plus-size wedding gowns. You can choose from two types of dresses- one that shows off your curves or one that lends a more slimming effect. Fit-and-flare dresses that cinch your waist can make for a flattering style, in addition to gowns with asymmetrical pleating as well as ruching.
Slim and straight
If you have a straight and slim body type, which some might describe as being boyish, you will love dresses that have a fitted bodice and a flared bottom you can create the illusion of a fuller frame and curves with voluminous dresses like ball gowns and gowns with heavy and strategic embroidery and details.