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 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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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