Which Of These 7 Wedding Dress Styles Is Right For You?

Searching for the perfect wedding dress is probably the most important part of your wedding preparations. With so many to choose from how will you ever know when you have found ‘the one’?

You know that on your wedding day all eyes will be on you as you walk down the aisle, and your dress will be the most photographed part of the day.

So no pressure then!

So before you start your search take a look at these 7 different styles of dress to see which one would suit you best.

1. Traditional, with a full skirt

If you are lucky enough to be slim and have a full bust, then this style could be just right for you.

The full skirt emphasises a small waist and flows away down over the hips. This style is really flattering with a strapless bodice. Sadly this style is not suited to a bride that has a small build.

2. Empire Line

This is a style that is perfect for a petite bride who has a smaller bust. This type of dress is high waisted and is normally gathered under the bust.

This allows the skirt to fall away from the body, and is good for concealing a not too flat tummy or larger hips.

3. A Line

If you are what is known as ‘pear shaped’ – that is you have a slim upper body, a small waist and bigger hips, then this could be a good style of dress for you to consider.

An a  line dress with a tailored bodice is great for showing off a trim waist, but you do need a nice flat tummy to carry off this style.

4. Mermaid Style

Also known as The Fish Tail design, the mermaid style dress is great to wear if you have an hour glass figure. And if you have a larger bust you may like to try a v-neck gown which will allow you to show just enough cleavage to be demure.

The mermaid style dress is considered to be one of the most romantic of all styles (Audrey Hepburn wore this style dress to the races in My Fair Lady)  and looks good either strapless or with a sweetheart neckline.

5. Tea Length

This style of wedding dress usually ends somewhere between the knee and the ankle and is quite reminiscent of the 50’s. It’s a great choice for brides who are planning a beach wedding and maybe want to go barefoot on the sand.

But if you are the proud owner of a great pair of legs and a fantastic pair of shoes you should definitely consider a tea length wedding dress.

This style looks equally good on a petite or a plus size bride so most women can wear this style of dress.

6. Bias Cut

This is a very sophisticated style of wedding dress, and is best suited to brides that are triangle shaped , similar to the shape of many catwalk models.

That is shoulders wider than hips, so halter necks and higher cut necks can flatter this body shape as it balances out the shoulders and hips.

A bow or other accessory on the hip will also balance out the body shape.

7. Ball Gown

This style of wedding dress is best suited to brides who are apple shaped. This is a body shape that usually means broader shoulders and narrower hips and slim thighs.

This body shape can easily be balanced out by wearing a ballroom style dress with a dropped waist.

As you can see there are many different styles and something to suit every different body shape and size. But what is important is that you find a dress that flatters your figure and makes you feel beautiful.

Don’t forget, it’s important that you feel comfortable in the dress you choose. Remember it’s a long day and you want to enjoy every second of it.

So till next time

Take care
Jennifer.

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