The perfect dress – for your body
Looking for the perfect-fitting wedding dress may seem like a bit of a jungle.
The dress must be perfect in terms of style and not least body type – the way the wedding dress drapes on your figure is important regardless of your size.
The following provides a small guide for what will typically suit you the best based on your figure.
You have a pear-shaped body if you have narrow shoulders, a narrow waistline and wide hips.
With a pear-shaped body you should focus on your slim upper body and draw attention to your shoulders. Corsages without sleeves and straps are perfect for you as they draw attention upwards. Choose a wedding dress that is snug around your waist. Wedding dresses sown into shape will give you an hour-glass shape and highlight your waistline instead of your hips.
If you are apple-shaped, you have wide shoulders, a large bosom, usually slim legs, your waistline is blurred (potbelly), narrow hips and a small bottom.
A woman with an apple-shaped body should focus on her hips and bottom and look for a dress that creates a harmonious look. You should look for wedding dresses that emphasise the narrowest point of your waist. The bottom of the dress should fall softly and lightly in an A-line.
If you have an hour-glass figure, you have a large bosom, narrow waist and wide hips.
Focus on your narrow waist – a close-fitting wedding dress with a ribbon or a belt will underpin your beautiful, narrow waist. Mermaid wedding dresses that fit your curves closely and ends in a small wavy train will suit the hour-glass figure beautifully. Avoid lose-fitting wedding dresses as they may make you look bulky if your waist is not made to stand out.
Advice and guidance
It takes effort to find the dress of your dreams – make sure to try a lot of dresses and seek professional advice and guidance.
Even if certain styles go best with specific body types, you should not let “rules” dictate your search for your dream dress. Let the experienced staff in the bridal shops help you with good advice and professional guidance.
And even if they pick a dress you have a hard time envisioning yourself in, try it anyway! You never know - it might just turn out to be the dress of your dreams.