As a bride-to-be, the proposal is not the only thing you will ‘say yes’ to. Since every little detail comes together to create the wedding of your dreams, there are plenty of decisions to be made, and saying yes to the wedding dress is high up there, right next to finding your partner.
Your wedding is your day to be in the spotlight, all the eyes will be fixated on you in your wedding dress; whether you’r walking down the aisle, having your first dance, or mingling with the guests.
So naturally, this defining moment deserves a wedding dress worthy of the occasion. But the sheer magnitude of options out there can make the process overwhelming.
This is why a quick understanding of the silhouettes that best compliment your personality and body type will make the choice easier.
A few factors to consider for your bridal fitting at Ever After Bridal, Durbanville:
- A fitted sheath, mermaid or trumpet wedding dresses will accentuate your curves (or create the illusion of them).
- Pleats or gathers around the waist can magnify it. A well-fitted high-waist and loose skirt will combat this.
- When in doubt, consider an A-line wedding dress.
- Not all dresses fit your body type the same way they look on a picture. Even though you are for example an hour glass figure, your proportions in length can make a difference to how the style fits.
- It is important to find ideas of what you like before your fitting but don’t be too fixed on an idea, as the professionals might differ on what wedding dress will best suit your body type.
- Fabric choice makes a difference, changing the fabric of a wedding dress will change the fit of your wedding dress totally.
This is a universally flattering favorite. Complementing on all body types, it remains fitted until the waist from where it flares out into a soft A-shape. An A-line gown hugs the waist area, creating a slimmer waistline while flattering the bust.It can make a petite bride look taller with its overall slimming effect.
This silhouette contours the body from the chest to the knee and is flared from there to the bottom. The style is known to emphasize the waist and hips rather than narrowing it, especially if you’re apple-shaped. Choosing the right underwear is important with the mermaid wedding dress. Considering how fitted it is, you will also want to make sure that you can move freely in it, and can sit down easily too.
The trumpet is a more toned-down version of the mermaid wedding dress with a straight bodice to the hips and the flare starting at the mid-thigh. It is more crowd pleasing. A trumpet silhouette is ideal for slender frames and hourglass body types.
If you want to glide into your happily ever after like a princess, this fairy tale-ready wedding dress is for you. This fit-and-flare silhouette if you’re slim-hipped with a fuller bust. The voluminous skirt balances the fitted top, The fuller silhouette accentuates the waist and hides the lower body. However, a bride who is conscious of her hips may want to keep in mind that the skirt can make you look larger. It’s easy to drown in swathes of fabric, so another pro tip is to keep the embellishments minimal and tonal.
Minimal, sophisticated, and impossibly chic, the slip dress makes a case for a ‘less is more’ bridal repertoire. The slip dress’ simplicity is its real virtue, as is its fits-like-a-glove tendency.
A sheath gown boasts a snug fit and contours the body from head-to-toe. It gives a petite bride an elongated look which helps her appear taller. As for a tall bride, it gives her body definition. Those with a boxy body, can opt for a sash or embellished belt with it to create the illusion of a more defined waist. Theend resultis modern and comfortable. Moreover, if you were looking for a style that works well without a train, here it is!
Book your fitting to find your wedding dress in Cape Town at Ever After Bridal.