Of course you want to
look gorgeous on your wedding day and confidently walk down the aisle with all
eyes on you and the beautiful gown that fits perfectly. This task, however, can be the most daunting
one for a soon to be bride. You have
found “the one” you want to spend the rest of your life with, now it’s time to
find “the one” that will take his breath away when he sees you as his
wife. Walking into a store with hundreds
of gowns without a clue where to start can be overwhelming, so let’s talk about
what may look good on you and your body shape.
Most women can relate to one of
these four shapes Banana, Apple, Pear, or Hourglass. Depending on which shape fits your body,
different dress silhouettes can help accentuate your most flattering features
and draw attention away from your problem areas. The 6 essential dress silhouettes are the Ball
Gown, Mermaid, Trumpet, Sheath Gown, A-line, and Empire Line. Having a little knowledge can go a long way
searching for your perfect dress! Here
is the 411!
The Ball Gown is the
classic dress every little girl dreams about wearing on her wedding day. This
dress has a fitted bodice and extravagant full skirt. Slender and pear shaped woman love this style
because it accentuates the waist and hides the lower body. It also looks great on women who have a
fuller bust creating an hourglass look. While
this style can look amazing on most women, if you’re petite the skirt could be
overwhelming and too much fabric on a smaller frame.
The Mermaid (right) and Trumpet style (left) are very similar and often are mistaken for each other. A dress with a mermaid silhouette is very fitted all the way to the knee or below, and then flares out to the hem. The Trumpet style dress is fitted to just below the hips and then flares out to the hem creating a semi full skirt. Both of these styles create a sexy curvy look, and look fabulous on slender figures and voluptuous ones! If you are a confidant gal and want to show off your curves these styles may be a perfect fit!
The Sheath Gown is a style suited for women who want to
elongate their figure. With a close fit
that contours the body, there is not a lot of room to hide any problem
areas. For women who don’t have natural
curves, you may want to use a bodice or sash to create the illusion of a
waistline with this type.
The A-Line is a classic style dress that looks great on all
body types. The fitted bodice to a skirt
creates a perfect A shape silhouette that can hide larger lower bodies or give
the illusion of curves on a straighter frame.
This type of dress is so versatile that you can hide most flaws with a
The Empire silhouette is fitted to just below the bust with
a skirt that flows down to the hem.
Smaller busted women love this style dress because it creates an
illusion of a larger bust drawing attention to the neckline and bust area. This dress style can be ideal for most brides
like the A-line but can be especially great for pear shaped woman or anyone who
wants to hide lower body flaws. Having
an idea of what silhouette would look gorgeous on your body will always help
point you in the right direction of your dream gown! And OF COURSE The Bridal Boutique of NC is
here to help you find the perfect dress for your big day!