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Selecting a Wedding Bridal Dress for your Body Type

Selecting a Wedding Bridal Dress for your Body Type

As the big day for your wedding ceremony approaches, you have a gazillion little details on your mind. The last thing you want to worry about is whether you will look sensational in your wedding bridal dress.  The short answer to this question is; you will look amazingly beautiful. As you select your dress, knowing a few things about your body, your tastes, and what makes you feel beautiful will win the dress-shopping marathon.

Professional wedding coordinators and those who make a career of selecting wedding formal wear understand a few tricks about making the most of your best attributes and calling attention away from your less dazzling features. This will ultimately be the best answer for you. If you take the time to look into a full-length mirror and honestly evaluate your body, you will find that you fit into one of these categories:

  • Bottom Heavy – Pear shaped girls seem to be smaller at the top of their torsos, but blossom at the hips and thighs.  The gown for the Pear will emphasize her narrower midriff and quietly flow out and away from her more ample hips. In everyday life, the Pear may select long and roomy tops, which make her, look a bit boxy. If you are bottom heavy, take a tip from the pros:  Let your smaller upper body steal the show. Go with a tailored bodice, and then allow the outward flow to begin at your waist. Something in a ball gown, perhaps?

  • Top Heavy – If you are amply endowed in the bust that your top half overwhelms your bottom, you could be described as an inverted triangle. You will want to make the most of your assets without allowing your breasts to take over the entire wedding ceremony. The secret is in the neckline. A scoop neckline will call attention to your face without showing off your cleavage. You can balance your overall shape by adding a ball gown skirt, or an A-line that flares gradually and subtly.

  • If your hips and bust are roughly the same size and were not blessed with a well-defined waist, you may want to consider a wedding gown with an empire waist from which the gown drapes gently outward from just below the breasts, making them appear larger. A sheath style gown will also make a dramatic statement with clean, elegant lines.\

  • Full Figured – If yours is a generous body, it is particularly important that you accent your curves appropriately. If you have an hourglass figure on a grand scale, do not miss the opportunity to show off your waist. Look for a good fit in the middle, since bulky or too big will just make you look frumpy.

Finally, trust the pros. You have your own qualified costuming guru attending your wedding formal wear selection process. This is likely the first and last time in your lifetime, you will be able to enjoy the luxury. Now is your chance to try something new and adventurous.

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