Guest blog for http://whitearborbridal.com/
Words by Ayn Bernos, Content Manager for Wedding Favy
All brides are beautiful, just like all bodies are beautiful. It’s just a matter of finding the right cut, design, and silhouette that will bring out the best version of yourself for the biggest day of your life.
Ready to say yes to your dress? Before you head out to do that, here is a quick but comprehensive run-down of the best style for each body type!
An A-line silhouette is your best bet if you are pear-shaped. It balances out your torso and redirects the focus to your upper body. The skirt falling naturally from the midsection will also highlight a narrow waist, and subtly take the attention away from the thigh and hip area. It’s fun, flattering, and fancy. You can’t go wrong with this!
For brides with apple-shaped bodies, it is best to go for a dress that cinches in right by the waistline, and has a deep V neckline. This silhouette is extremely flattering, as it elongates your body vertically rather than horizontally. Opt for spaghetti straps and intricate bodice details for a classic but striking look!
Different brides have different takes on dressing up. If you’re busty and you want to draw attention away from your decolletage, then going for a scoop neck-sweetheart combo would be a great way to go. The sweetheart neckline allows for a better definition without making your chest area look wide. The mesh/lace fabric tops the look off elegantly, and works as a potential canvas for additional details like beading, embroidery, etc. Everybody wins!
Empire cut dresses are a classic, but they go especially well for plus-sized silhouettes. Make sure that your skirt starts just below the bust, and that the fabric falls closely to your body. This way it is extremely flattering, as it conceals the lower torso without adding to the size. Extra points for intricate waist details like the one seen here!
Flaunt that modelesque silhouette by keeping it simple, but elegant to the nines. Less is more, after all. A serpentina gown that flows all the way to the floor is a lovely pick to emphasize not only your height, but your natural shape as well. A long train and an equally long veil are perfect add-ons to this already perfect look. Own the aisle like it’s your runway!
For petite brides, it is best to go for a dress that is cut just above the waistline. This elongates the lower part of your body, and therefore gives the illusion of a taller you! Avoid anything too distracting like big bows and crazy details because this will do the exact opposite. Instead of this, think of accessories! A gorgeous, intricate headband or a sophisticated silk bouquet will elevate your look without stealing the spotlight.