After surviving to so many “Say yes to the dress!”, I can say that I barely look at a bride’s body to guess which dress she will choose in the end. That really
Well, it is certain that some brides take longer than a morning to decide the dress but the truth is that, until today, it has always been a very fun and really quite fast task! (Or I’ve been lucky with all my brides! :p)
So, because of that “kind of skill” that I’ve created, I decided in today’s post, to try to help all the brides who are currently looking for the perfect wedding dress.
First, you need to identify what your body type is. It’s easy! Just remind yourself of your best quality!
- If you’re pear-shaped;
- If you have a small bust;
- If you’re apple-shaped;
- If you’re tall;
- If you’re straight-lined;
- If you’re petite.
For each body type, there is a style of dress that best fits (which does not mean that you can not do a mixture of more than one and shuffle here my whole logic).
1. If you’re
Search for: A skirt that gradually forms the letter A from the waist to the floor. This type of dress will emphasize the narrowness of the middle section and disguise the attention to the hips and
Keep in mind: A classic A-line silhouette lends itself to formal weddings. However, it may also work well in a more informal style if you choose a more casual fabric at the bottom, such as eyelet lace or shantung silk.
2. If you have a small bust
Look for: A dress with a cheeky neckline. This will open your face and display your neckline without showing too much cleavage. If you love strapless dresses, opt for a heart-shaped neckline instead of a
Keep in mind: Choose a fabric for the bodice with some sheen on it (eg satin or silk) as this will add volume and draw attention to your chest. “Ruched” fabrics will also have the same effect.
3. If you’re apple-shaped
Look for: A girdled dress in its thinnest part that gradually takes the form of the letter A. Choose a fabric on the bodice with some texture – something rushed or some lace – tho camouflage the apple’s effect and you will feel more comfortable and stylish. I advise you a highlighted V-neck because it will draw others attention in a vertically way and not in a horizontally one. :p
Keep in mind: Avoid mermaid/trumpet styles as they emphasize the area where your body is wider and it pronounces your legs and knees, which are thinner.
4. If you’re tall
Keep in mind: Since you have a sculptural body, you do not want to hide it. Many details may be too much and void your quality.
5. If you’re straight-lined
Look for: A dress that creates the curves that you do not have. Try a dress cut in bias because the side seam will give you a
Keep in mind: If you have small breasts, look for a bodice with some details to create volume.
6. If you’re petite.
Look for: Dresses in mermaid shape, in bias or in the shape of the letter A, …whatever! Find a dress with a waist above your natural waist, to make the bottom half of the dress (and therefore you) appear larger. It doesn’t really
Keep in mind: Get away from the dresses with a lowered waist – because that makes your legs seem nonexistent: it’s easy to get lost in that voluminous skirt. Also, avoid anything calf-length, which will make your legs look short.