The search for a picture-perfect wedding dress is a tedious process, but nonetheless exhilarating. Thus, by the time you commence your hunt through all the wedding dresses, you may have a rather lengthy list as to what constitutes a flawless gown for yourself. Furthermore, with the overabundance of options for consideration, it is easy to get side-tracked into trying bridal dresses that might not truly show off the inherent beauty within you. Therefore, there are a few fundamental elements that should be considered prior to immersing yourself with such excitement; and we are here to help you.
Know your Body Type
One of the most effective ways to narrow down your options for wedding dresses is to comprehend your body type. Body shapes can vary from one end of the spectrum to another, and accordingly, gown styles will differ. Body types are distinguished into five major categories: *Petite, apple, pear, full figure, hourglass, or lean and straight. The web provides a plethora of ways to measure your physique, so a simple search will suffice. Once you’ve have identified a body type that closely matches your figure, you can then further narrow the search for your perfect wedding dress:
What to go for: Have your curves on display by opting for body-hugging mermaid dresses to enhance your contours.
What to avoid: Excess ruffles and tiers that could detract from your silhouette.
The Perfect Bra:
Going for a deep cut wedding dress? Opt for our plunged centre Cotton Push-Up Bra
for a concealed look.
What to go for: Elongate your figure with sheath dresses and empire waists to accentuate the illusion of height.
What to avoid: ball-gown-shaped dresses that might overwhelm your small stature.
Lean and Straight:
What to go for: Add some curves and opt for thicker materials with volume and details along the hips and chest.
What to avoid: Drop skirt wedding dresses that might diminish any attempt at showing a curvaceous physique.
What to go for: Body hugging corseted bodice allow for a redefined physique. Tea-length skirts can also enhance the figure by showing off your shapely ankles.
What to avoid: Thin materials that lack a shape smoothening effect. Strapless wedding dresses can also give the misconception of wider shoulders.
The Perfect Bra:
Opt for our Smooth Curves Bra
to mould exquisitely to your curves while also providing you with smoothening support.
What to go for: Opt for dresses with a cinched waist to balance out your proportions. A wider ribbon along the waistline will also accentuate a slimmer waist
What to avoid: Shy away from trumpet and column-shaped dresses as they could exaggerate your physique
What to go for: A-line dresses will help to mask fuller hips and provide a balanced proportion in line with the dress
What to avoid: Ball-gown dresses that could enhance the appearance of wider hips.
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. With each body shape embodying varying levels of uniqueness, body types can fit into multiple categories, which allows for a wider variety of dress options than those stated. However, regardless of your stature, choose a wedding dress that will allow you to feel comfortable in your own skin. Stay true to yourself because at the end of the day, you will be the wearer of the dress on your unforgettable wedding day.
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