The “One”: Finding the Perfect Dress

Finding the perfect dress is on every bride’s mind. But with so many choices out there, it’s hard to know where to begin your search. We have created an easy guide to help you find the perfect type of wedding dress that you can walk down the aisle in.

FIT:

Apple Figure: If you have full hips, bust, and mid section, we suggest a dress that features a strapless or sweetheart neckline, a high waistline and an added element (like ruching) that accentuates the waist.

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Hourglass Figure: If you have full hips, bust, and a defined waist, a dress with a defined waistline will flatter your figure, especially if it has an embellishment. A mermaid style dress with a scoop neck or that is strapless is ideal.

Inverted Triangle: To flatter a figure that has broad shoulders and slightly smaller hips, a halter or one-shoulder top that has an A-lined skirt will play down the wideness of the shoulders and bring attention to their waist area.

 

empire waist wedding dress

 

Rectangle Shape: If your waist is less defined, selecting a dress that features an empire waist will create definition around the mid-section. To further define the waist, select a dress that flares at the bottom and has detailing like ruching or beading.

Pear-Shaped: If the bottom half of your figure is larger than the top, a dress that has an A-lined skirt with embellishments on the waist will shift attention from your hips to your midsection. A shapely sweetheart necklace is also great to help with this.

Larger Bust: To deemphasize your bust area, a dress that has an open neckline like a sweetheart neckline with embellishments on the skirt are perfect.

Less Busty: To best accentuate your body type, a dress that has an empire-waist that includes a ruched or embellished bodice will create the illusion of a fuller bust.

STYLE:

There are many different wedding dress styles that brides like. Here are a few ideas for you to consider:

Romantic: For a romantic style, select a dress that features a classic lace or ruched detailing and dainty embellishments. A flowing skirt adds an ethereal touch.

Whimsical and Flirtatious: For a whimsical dress, consider an option that has a lace overlay, capped sleeve, and a free-flowing skirt.

Grecian: A dress that has one-shoulder or is strapless and has simple, loose ruching that elongates that body will achieve this look.

 

bohemian wedding dress

 

Bohemian: A wedding dress that has lace or crochet detailing, simple and elegant beading with a loose-fitting layered skirt will create a bohemian look.

Classic: A dress that features a sweetheart necklace, detailing along the waist, and has an elegant skirt will create a sophisticated, classic look.

Modern: A dress that makes a statement (for instance, has tool, ruffles, or tiers) and is untraditional is usually classified as having a more modern look.

 

glamorous wedding dress

Glamorous: A bride looking for that “wow” factor should consider a dress that looks red carpet worthy. Many brides choose dresses with dramatic neckline detailing and exaggerated skirts.

Modest: Modest dresses frequently feature higher necklines, capped to full sleeves, and a floor length skirt.

LINKS TO PHOTOS USED

Jasmine Couture: http://www.jasminebridal.com/ugC_Home.asp
Watters : http://www.watters.com/
Dmetrios: http://www.demetriosbride.com/
Veronica Sheaffer: http://www.vsgowns.com/

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