The Top 5 Wedding Dress Styles and the Body Types They Suit.
June 24, 2013
Looking for a wedding dress can be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. It is almost impossible to put into words the excitement you will feel when you enter your first bridal boutique. You will be faced with a wealth of stunning and beautiful creations. The hard part is choosing only one.
Your body will help dictate which style and shape are right for you. Below are just a few examples of the wedding dress styles on offer, along with notes on the body types they are most suited to.
Strapless Strapless dresses are becoming increasingly popular at the moment. They are particularly suitable if you who have well toned arms and a medium bust. Brides with long necks will also find this style incredibly flattering. You can also wear this style if you have a fuller bust, but take care to ensure you have a comfortable and supportive bra to see you through the day.
The Hyacinth Gown from the very talented Jenny Packham is a gorgeous example.
Cap Sleeves If you are short, cap sleeves can help to add the illusion of length to your dress. Cap sleeves can bring focus to the arms, and work well if you are slender and well toned in this area.
These two David Fielden gowns are very graceful and sleek.
One Shoulder The toga style or one shoulder dress is incredibly becoming if you have nice collarbones. This style draws attention away from the cleavage, and can be very flattering if you have a smaller bust.
Frankly we are in love with Jenny Packham so we have featured another two of her gowns, sorry !
Full Skirt If you are rectangular in shape, choose a full skirt to help bring some curves to your frame. This style also works well if you are thin, or have narrow hips, as the width of the skirt will help to balance your figure. It is also a great shape if your aim is to draw attention to the upper part of your body and emphasize a smaller waist.
Two gowns with more of a traditional twist the Agnes & Pronovias designs below.
Sweetheart Neckline This pretty neckline forms a natural heart shape and can be the perfect style for the bride with a fuller bust. A flattering effect can be created by choosing a slimmer skirt which draws the eye to the neckline. It is also a great style if you have a shorter neck, as the dip in the center of the cleavage accentuates the distance between your neck and the top of your dress.
One of the most recognisable wedding gown designers; Vera Wang, need we say more.
Your wedding dress will be one of the main features in pictures you will treasure for a lifetime. Take your time and choose the right one for you.
Your wedding shoes are without a doubt one of the most important pairs of shoes you’ll ever own. They’ll walk you up and down the aisle, see you through the wedding photos, and dance you across the floor with your new husband. So, it’s no surprise that some brides feel the pressure when picking out their all-important shoes – it’s kind of a big deal, so if you think the only option when it comes to wedding shoes are classic satin pumps, it’s time to think again! 2020/21 presents a fresh take on wedding shoes, which gives a wide array of choices for brides. While traditional wedding shoes will always be an option, at the start of the new decade, brides are looking for a little something extra when it comes to their wedding day footwear.
Let’s take a look at the top five wedding shoe styles on offer to brides this year…
A far cry from plain and simple options, 2020’s wedding shoes will reflect the modern bride, while still embracing femininity and romance. Expect to see a fresh focus on bold details to show the personality of the bride or to celebrate something the happy couple hold dear..
Deciding what wedding veil to wear with your dress is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look isn't as simple as just choosing a long or short veil! Different types of veils and lengths can completely transform your wedding dress, so if you're wondering how to pick a veil, look no further, our guide will help you match a veil to your wedding dress…
Bird Cage Wedding Veil:
This short wedding veil usually made of a net or lace can cover just the eyes, skim the nose or stop at the jawline. A rule of thumb often used is, the shorter the dress, the shorter the veil. If you are wearing a cocktail length gown or shorter, a birdcage veil, is perfect, think of something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie, The bird cage veil is also a great accompaniment to a vintage wedding dress. For brides whose something borrowed is also their wedding dress, why not go all out with a birdcage veil to match?
If you’ve already started planning your wedding, you’re probably aware of the many, many decisions you’ll need to make along the way, including the predicament of how to choose a wedding hair “do”. Should you wear your hair up or down? What about waves or a sleek bun? You may be relying on the internet to throw up some hair inspiration but feeling overwhelmed by the amount of choice. If this sounds like you then we have whittled down the current top bridal hair trends to the final 6 so that you can choose the perfect wedding day hairstyle. Once you’ve selected the perfect look, you can work with a professional hairstylist to bring your vision to life.
Style #1: The Hollywood Wave
This look is really glamorous and glossy. A flashback to the movie stars of the thirties and forties. It's a great option for the brides who want to leave their hair down but still want it to feel different and really special. A classic every single year, but it looks so good on literally everyone.
Style #2: Textured Updo
Perfect for brides who want to have their hair up but want a relaxed look. It's textured, soft and has natural-looking volume. To achieve this look it's vital that your hair has some subtle highlights and plenty of layers.