Choosing a Wedding Dress Silhouette


 

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A wedding is one of the most important days in anyone’s life. And in such a special occasion, one particular factor (also the most important factor to every bride) is the wedding dress. Every bride should be the center of attention on this big day with the wedding dress of their dreams. But it is really not an easy task to choose a perfect bridal gown. And the most important factor in my opinion is to choose the perfect wedding dress silhouette which can help flatter your figure.

Here are some tips for different silhouettes to choose according to different body shapes.

For more information on Wedding Dresses see our complete Ultimate Guide to Wedding Dresses.  You can also find additional wedding dress designers and amazing wedding dresses on our wedding dress Pinterest board.

1. A-line

This is the most simple and classic style of dress, which is perfect for almost of any kind of venue. The dress shape actually resembles an uppercase A. It follows a complete line starting from chest to hem, fitted near the bodice and finally flows out unhindered till the bottom. This style is especially recommended for shorter figures as the dress can make a petite bride look taller and also de-emphasizes the hips for full figures. But please be clear that A-line silhouette wedding dress is not a suitable style for those thick waists since this shape will only emphasize your waist.

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2.    Ball Gown

The gown features a waistline and a fitted bodice that leads down to a complete skirt. This ball gown silhouette is the probably the most formal and traditional shape of all and is ideal for the brides who want the typical Cinderella look. Like the A-line silhouette, this style is the best choice for those brides who are not confident with their hips or legs. But also keep in mind that those shorter brides should reconsider before zeroing on this style as the fullness of the skirt can be overwhelming on a shorter frame.

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 3. Empire

This is a type of popular dress that became popular in the 19thcentury during the reign of Napoleon. The ancient Greek Goddess wore this style of dress as well. An empire silhouette is regarded by the raised waistline which just sits below the chest-line and rest of the gown just flows free till the hem. The empire style is highly versatile and has the ability to accommodate a wide variety of formality. This style is perfect for those petite girls with slim figures as the empire shape gives an impression of tallness and even de-emphasizes the effects of a thick waist, which is why pregnant women often choose empire waist gowns.

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4.    Trumpet and Mermaid

The trumpet or mermaid wedding dresses fit nicely through the bodice, fitted through the hips and then flare at the knee which easily gives people impression of a Mermaid’s tail. These dresses are pretty difficult to pull off. If you have a very curvier figure (hourglass) you can definitely accentuate your curves with dresses of this style. However, this style will not be the most flattering choice if you are a little bit fuller in your figure.

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5. Sheath

This style comes from ancient Egypt’s commonly used Sheath gown. As the word’s meaning itself, this is a silhouette like a shield which wraps up the bride’s body tightly to show off women’s sexiness. However this style requires a particular figure. Those girls who have a larger figure should avoid the Sheath style. While for those lucky girls who are blessed with tall and slender figure, sheath should be definitely a very good choice!

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In a nutshell, to choose a perfect wedding dress is not only to care for its design itself but more important is to select the most suitable silhouette according to your figure. Always remember that you need a perfect wedding gown to flatter your body in your big day since it is all about you!

For more information on Wedding Dresses see our complete Ultimate Guide to Wedding Dresses.  You can also find additional wedding dress designers and amazing wedding dresses on our wedding dress Pinterest board.

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