Tuesday 03 June, 2014

How to get a body flattering wedding dress


Ready for the shopping trip of your lifetime? Shopping may be difficult when you do not know how to pick the best wedding gown that will flatter your body type.

Here’s our guide to landing the dress of your dreams.

If you are petite

How to get a body flattering wedding dress
Want to look long and lean? Stay away from big ball gowns and go for a silhouette that skims your body. If you wear a princess gown, look for A-line one instead of a voluminous skirt.

From left to right:
1. A slight drop waist can make your legs look short, so opt for a natural waist

2. A form-fitting fit-and-flare gown gives the illusion of height

3. A sheath’s continuous line stretches your frame

If you are plus-size

If you are plus-size
Celebrate your curves in a gown that shrinks and defines your waist. You can reduce the any extra poufiness by having layers of the petticoat cut out. But why not show off your shape with a sexy and body-conscious style like gown no.1?

From left to right:
1. Accentuate your hourglass figure in a fit-and-flare

2. Minimize your hips and shrink your waist in an A-line

3. Side draping and lightweight fabrics are super slimming

If you have a big bust

If you have a big bust
Slip dresses and sheaths can make you look top-heavy. Balance out your chest with a full skirt. If you opt for a strapless gown, make sure the gown has a built-support or bra. And if you need more, you can have a corset inserted during alterations. Just avoid necklines that cut straight across, they can amplify your bust.

From left to right:
1. The strap provides support, while the diagonal ruching shrinks your chest

2. Look sexy but still have coverage with a lacy illusion neckline

If you are lean and straight

If you are lean and straight
Flared skirts, diagonal draping, and daring necklines are the key to creating curves. And if you are an A-cup, but want to look like a C, a deep sweetheart neckline (a curved edge that is concave down) will help make your bust look full. For an extra boost, have padded bra cups inserted.

From left to right:
1. Diagonal ruching on the bodice and hips equals a sinuous silhouette

2. A V-neck and a flared skirt add curves

3. Highlight your hips with a full skirt and a waist-whittling sash

 

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