Know your body shape before you shop for a wedding dress

You could be headed for disappointment if you don’t take into account your body shape and natural assets when you start shopping for a wedding dress.

Choosing the wrong silhouette and style will be a great help to you. It’ll be difficult for you to look at other styles if you’ve set your heart on a particular one, such as an A-line dress, and then have to head in another direction.

Every woman is beautiful and your body shape is uniquely yours, which means it deserves to be celebrated in a wedding dress that highlights everything about your natural body shape and style.

You’ll find that you have to wade through a broad selection of the basic wedding dress silhouettes and styles before you find the right ones for your body shape, which will include styles like empire, ball gown, fishtail or A-line, to mention a few, which makes it worth learning a little about the language of wedding dress silhouettes and specific body types.

A few examples of wedding dress silhouettes and styles:

Ball gown style

Wearing a ball gown will flatter your pear-shape body and flatter brides who are busty. A ball gown will also add curves to a boyish figure, however, if you’re on the petite side, you’ll get lost in the layers and volume of this style of wedding dress.

A-line style

This is another silhouette that flatters a pear-shaped body, narrowing at the top and flaring down to the ground.  If you have a lean, athletic shape, you’ll find that this style can contribute to a curvier, more feminine look for your wedding day.

Sheath Style

The sheath is simplicity at its best. Falling from the shoulders straight to the waist this style does give you a few options where it comes to the waistline, but this you can discuss with the team at Ever After Bridal Wear.

Empire Style

A fitted bodice and waistline lies above the natural waistline, if you’re petite, this style with its loosely fitted skirt is perfect for you. If you’re very curvy, this won’t be a good fit for you though.

Mermaid Style

Slim and tailored, this style of wedding dress with a skirt that hugs your curves will make your hourglass figure look stunning!

When it comes to making sure you wear the right style and silhouette to turn you into a princess on your wedding day, it can sometimes get confusing, in which case, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear will be happy to show you how to make the most of your natural body shape!

This awesome team of bridal consultants in Cape Town want nothing more than to see to it that you enjoy the journey to finding your dream designer dress, so, book a fitting today to find out more about the style that’ll accentuate your body shape and natural beauty on your wedding day!

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