Perfect Wedding Gowns Fitting Cheat Sheet
All brides need their wedding gowns
to be a perfect fit on their special days! Enhancing your own comfort and getting amazing pictures are just two good reasons, as you won't look (or feel) your best in an ill-fitting, unflattering wedding dress! Keep reading to find out which gowns are going to fit your shape, and see some suggested styles from your bridal store, OuterInner.com
Not All wedding Gowns Are Created Equal
The trick to finding your
perfect wedding gown is to find one that has a great fit and
that is flattering to your body shape. When ordering on line of course taking your measurements
is crucial as your gown is made based on these, but certain body shapes will benefit from certain wedding dress styles, and it's these we're going to look at now.
Pear Shaped Brides
A pear will traditionally have a slim upper body with wider hips.
Choose: A wedding gown with a skirt that gradually flares out from your waist to the floor, such as an A-line. This will take attention away from your hips and thighs.
Very slinky dresses such as sheath, fishtail, and also tiered designs. No one wants to make their hips look bigger than before!
Key Style: Strapless A-line wedding gowns would be perfect for you.
These brides may also be described as 'plus size' and would usually have a full bust, waist, and bottom.
Choose: Dresses with scooped necklines, and fabrics like satin or taffeta which provide structure, rather than anything too light and flowy.
Don't look for dresses with extra bulk such as pleating, ruching, and fabrics with sheen, as these all serve to make a wedding dress look bigger, bolder, and bulkier.
You have plenty of lovely options, such as A-line wedding gowns
, those with full skirts (think princess) to balance out your silhouette, and empire waist wedding gowns
(which are high and also balance your figure).
Tall brides will, of course, be quite willowy and slim as a rule (and tall!).
Wedding gowns with simple silhouettes. Very slim brides may like a gown which enhances the waistline to give themselves a more feminine outline.
Too much decoration, as an excess of ruffles, tiers, rosettes, and other items can make your silhouette bulky and unwieldy.
Key Styles: Mermaid wedding gowns
are a good choice, as are short wedding dresses
Apple Shaped Brides
Apples will often have a bigger tummy or waist, being slimmer in other areas than their middles.
A wedding dress with a corset top that flares out into an 'A' shape. Lace wedding gowns, and V-neckline wedding gowns
are also welcome! This is because these tops will give support and
draw the eye from your tummy.
Mermaid dresses, as these draw attention to the silhouette of a bride's body and may highlight your tummy.
Empire, A-line, and ball gown wedding dresses
Petite brides are smaller, and often fairly slim.
High waistlines and a tailored fit are important for your gown. You will want to add to the illusion of height, and avoid anything that makes you 'wider.'
Puffy, voluminous skirts, as these will swamp you. Tea-length dresses will also make you look shorter, although short skirts will be fine.
A-line, Empire, and sheath wedding gowns
with simple silhouettes are a good choice.
Ahh, lucky girl, as you have full hips and bust, with a slim waist!
A-line skirts and dresses with a fancy belt, as this will define your waist even more and complement the shape of a rounder bottom and wider hips.
Any big decorations at the waistline, as these will serve to hide your defined waist and make your entire silhouette seem over-bulky.
Many options will suit you, especially mermaid dresses, bustier tops, fairy-tale style princess wedding gowns
, and sheath dresses.
Which of these wedding gowns
suits you? Do you have any suggestions for specific styles that suit your body shape?