No matter who you are, like every bride, you also deserve to look like a princess on your wedding day, and it’s a dream many of us have had since we were little girls while dreaming of the day we’d find our Prince Charming and join him at the altar.
Well, since you’ve already started falling in love with wedding dresses you’ve pinned and pasted on your board, it must mean you’ve found your prince, which means you’re headed for an exciting journey to the dress of your dreams.
Every woman has an innate beauty that can to shine on her wedding day, but getting there means finding the wedding dress that makes the most of your natural assets first.
Doing research into the right silhouettes to suit your body shape before you go for your first fitting will be a great start to your wedding dress shopping experience.
Here are a few body shapes we can look at to give you an idea of where you might fit in.
Are you larger in the bust and mid-section but have skinny legs? This means you’re going to look fantastic in a dress with a sweetheart or V-neckline. This lets you make the most of your awesome assets!
You may want to look at trying on a few shorter dresses to show off your legs at their very best!
If your shape is one that has that athletic look, straight from the shoulders to your hips, you’ll do yourself justice a fuller-style dress, that is, unless you’d like to keep it all simple and slim.
If this is what appeals to you, then fitting a dress with a one-shoulder neckline, or sweetheart neckline, will help to create the illusion of a fuller bust.
The fuller figure
Sexy, voluptuous and curvy at its best will be shown to stunning effect in mermaid or trumpet style dress. These create a slimming effect while still celebrating the beauty of your curves. You’d also look stunning in an A-line dress with a low neckline to flaunt your natural assets!
A pear shaped body generally means that you’ve narrow shoulders with wider hips, bottom and thighs, which makes up for the majority of us, in which case the best silhouette would be an A-line dress, which delightfully shimmies over your hips and bottom. A strapless wedding gown is also a great option for narrow shoulders, while intricate, sparkling waist details will draw attention away from your bottom.
If you want to place the emphasis on the upper half of your unique shape, a dropped-waist wedding dress would also great choice for you.
A curvaceous bust and hips that meet at a narrow waistline are meant to absolutely sparkle in a beautifully fitted fishtail wedding dress. Trying a dress with a sweetheart neckline is also good idea if you’d like to highlight your assets in a tasteful yet understated style.
The passionate team at Ever After Bridal would love to invite you into their world of stunning designer wedding dresses in Cape Town, where you’ll have all the support you need on the journey to find the perfect wedding dress to love your body shape.