Tips to Find That Perfect Wedding Gown

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 27th, 2010

As they say, ?beauty comes in different sizes and shapes?. A gown of the same design can?t look good on all types of women. It is better to ensure that you buy a gown which looks the most flattering on your figure. Looks and comfort both matter. Find something that suits your figure so that you will not only look amazing, but also feel comfortable in it.

Here are tips to select the wedding gown that best fits your body type:

Pear shaped ? A pear shaped figure is smaller at the top and fuller at the bottom. For this type of figure, a full ball gown is the ideal choice with an accented waistline, as it will minimize the hips and focus more on the smaller upper bodice. Avoid sheath gowns as fuller bottom will look more prominent in such kind of style.

Tall/thin brides ? A bride who is blessed with a good height and slim looks would look amazing in a sheath gown. The sheath or mermaid gown is very well fitting and tapers narrowly to the floor, frequently featuring a train. Tall and thin brides are the only ones who can carry off such a gown with panache and style.

Broad Shouldered brides ? A gown that has spaghetti straps or a scoop neckline looks best on brides with broad shoulders. An elongated bodice with a dropped waist also elongates the bodice and narrows the shoulders. Steer clear of oversized sleeves or off the shoulder sleeves with ruffles or accents.

Petite brides - Full ball gowns with many pleats are not the ideal option for petite brides as they are too big for a woman of a short stature. A gown with dropped waistlines too can mar the look as it makes them look even shorter. Keep your wedding dress in proportion to your body. Modified A-line or a Princess A-line with natural waistlines gowns are the best options as it elongates a silhouette making a petite woman appear taller.

Thick waist brides ? Brides with thick waist look their best in empire gowns which have a high waistline. Empire waistlines are usually right below the bust line that flow into long slimming skirts. Any bride would not like to look fat on her D-day, so stay away from natural waistline gowns that emphasize the waist.

Hourglass figure ? An A-line gown with a dropped waist would look stunning on you if you have curves like an hourglass. It flaunts the perfect, svelte figure while accentuating the appropriate areas of the body. Apart from that, a gown with a sweetheart neckline will also accent the bodice if it covers enough of the full bust line.

All designers make wedding gowns in five basic styles - the ball gown, the A-line gown, the empire style, the sheath and the slip dress. The bridal dress is either a floor-length formal gown with a long train or a modern above the knee dress.

You can approach a bridal store near you or you can even buy online. For instance, check out - it provides a one stop shop for unique and exclusive wedding dresses at affordable prices. You can select any style but keep in mind that each silhouette compliments different body styles, so you should first determine which style is most flattering to your particular figure. And look your stunning best ever!

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