The Best Wedding Dress for Every Silhouette
They often say that once you have picked out a wedding dress, it’s all downhill from there! Somehow, the chase for the perfect floral arrangements, the right catering company, and that dreamy venue all fit nicely when you finally find the gown of your dreams. However, with so many trends to consider, your own preferences to take into account, and the desire to stay authentic, it can get tricky to pick the perfect dress.
No matter your physique, or what effect you want to achieve with your outfit of choice, there’s a gown for every gal out there, just waiting for your perfect body!
Slim and athletic
This is a sporty form, sometimes described as a little boyish, but nonetheless beautiful in its willowy grace. The simplest way to determine if you belong to this group is if your shoulders, waist, and hips are all roughly of the same width, and without many swerves and curves to go around.
This body shape appreciates dresses that give it some volume, and this is easily achieved with playful texture. Classic A-line dresses, as well as empire gowns, give ample room to add richness to the skirt with tons of tulle. Think in lower layers to create some waves, a quirky belt to add character, and you’ll easily spot the perfect fit for you!
Hourglass and curvy
Whether you’d like to flaunt your rich figure or you’d prefer a subtler gown to whisk the self-consciousness away, fuller physiques can be celebrated in a wide array of wedding dresses that will both make you feel comfortable, and still balance out whatever you may dislike about your looks.
Once again, the famous empire waist is loved by curvier figures because it creates the impression of length, and the lower part of the dress allows plenty of opportunities to play with texture and fabric. Ruffles laced and decorated with pearls or lots of chiffons all work wonders and create stunning plus size wedding gowns for ladies with a voluptuous silhouette. Do you want to bask in your curves? Then go for a mermaid dress with revealed shoulders or even a simple sheath cut for greater elegance.
Much like your delicate physique, your dreamiest dress of choice is proof that less truly is more when it comes to striking the perfect balance of simplicity and uniqueness in your wedding ensemble! Simpler fabrics, cuts, and shapes all show how a little can go a long way in achieving the same amount of sophistication as your layered ball gown would do for a different body shape.
Think outside the box and go for a short dress, or asymmetrical length, preferably with a shorter front to flaunt those lovely gams. A timeless sheath can flatter a petite frame, especially since you can add a touch of embroidery for some pizzazz or pile up on pearls and other accessories to draw the attention away from the dress line. Pick sleek, smooth materials, or even funky patterns for a more unconventional approach.
In case your hips and waist are somewhat smaller and narrower than your shoulders, then you likely fall into the “inverted triangle” gang of gals. You share the pains with boyishly-build ladies with athletic figures, hence the need to bring some volume to your wedding gown.
The princess-like ball gown is here to steal the spotlight with its generous skirt that adds body and swerve to your physique. Plus, you can choose from many Australian designed bags that will add the perfect level of sass to your voluptuous dress. The same goes for an A-line dress, which is a rarely flattering shape for pretty much any silhouette, so it will make for an excellent choice for minimizing your broad shoulders.
When hips don’t lie
Nicknamed “the pear”, this feminine fullness at the hips comes with its challenges for women who wish to conceal some of their curves. Once again, we go back to the empire waist cut and the ball gown, where just the right amount of material in the skirt can bring out your upper body enough to balance your figure perfectly.
You can go for a detail such as a silk bow around your waist and just above the cut where you’ll add those ruffles or layers to tone down your lush hips. Then again, you can steal more attention for your torso with an embroidered bodice to bring out your bosom with a form-fitting shape and some glitzy pearls.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Traveling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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