Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pick the wedding dress for your body type

Tips when Wedding Dress Shopping:

Put something on that you wouldn't normally try on, everything looks different off of the hanger.

Come in with an open mind, don't be set on what pictures you found in a magazine. Have fun with it!
Don't bring too many people. We know we all love to have our best friends, and families opinion, but too many opinions can be overwhelming. You want this to be a good experience, and don't want to be upset at any point of the appointment.
No Matter what your body type, we can help you find exactly what you are looking for. We are a store full of consultants who know what looks good, and what style looks good on certain body types.

1. If You're Busty

* A thin satin slip dress type of dress can make you look top-heavy. Balance out your chest with a full skirt.
* The subtle dip in this bodice will soften your bust-line.
* A one-strap provides support, while the diagonal ruching shrinks your chest.
* Pick something with a lace illusion neckline, then you are still getting the classic sexy, without showing too much.
* A dress with a scooped neckline. It will open up your face and display your neckline without showing too much cleavage.
* If you love the look of strapless gowns, choose one that has a slight dip along the neckline, not a deep sweetheart, rather than a style that goes straight across.

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2. If You're Petite

* If you want to look long and lean, stay away from big ball gowns, and go for something more body hugging like a trumpet, sheath, and modified A-line.
* Find a style with a waistline above your natural waist, to make the lower half of the dress (and therefore you) appear longer, and your legs won't look short.
Pronovias Balira

3. If You’re Straight-Lined

* Look for a dress that will create curves where you don’t have them. Flared skirts, diagonal draping, and daring necklines.
* Look for a ball gown that cinches in at your natural waist and descends into a full, flowing floor-length skirt: It will capitalize on your slenderness and camouflage a lack of hips.
* If you have a small bust, look for a bodice with some ruching to create volume. Install cups into your dress to give you a little more shape.
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4. If You're Tall

* A simple silhouette is all you need. The strategy is to emphasize your natural shape, so every aspect of the dress needs to reflect your longer proportions. If you're wearing long sleeves, they should go past the wrist. You don't want to look as if you've borrowed a gown from someone shorter than you.

Pronovias Urumbea

6. If You’re Plus-Size

* Celebrate your curves in a gown that shrinks and defines your waist. Accentuate your hourglass figure in a fit-and-flare wedding dress.
* Minimize your hips and shrink your waist in an A-line wedding dress. Side draping and lightweight fabrics are super slimming.
* Make sure the Empire seam does not start on the chest and that there is no pleating of the fabric, which is reminiscent of maternity wear. The dress should play up your shape; if it’s too loose, it will add pounds.
* Find fabrics like satin that provide structure, rather than anything too flowy. If you love the romantic look of airier fabrics, choose a gown with a stiffer base, then add an embroidered tulle overlay.
Pronovias Diosa

7. If You're Hour-glass shape

* Show off your amazing curves, minimize with waist-defining sashes and A-line gowns that shrink the hips.
* The A-line skirt dress helps minimize the hips, while the detailing around the bust helps create balance, making your hips look smaller.
* A skirt that gradually flares out in an A formation from the natural waist to the floor, highlighting the narrowness of the midsection and floating away from the hips and thighs.
* Sturdier fabrics, such as satin and taffeta, are especially effective, since they won't cling.  * A spaghetti-strap bodice or a V neckline will also showcase a more slender upper body.
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If You're Small-Chested

* A ruched bodice. Extra fabric up top will help fill out your upper body and create the illusion of curves.
* Lightly padded halter styles will also do the trick.
* The right bra will always provide a nice boost, but as many wedding dresses are strapless or backless, your undergarment options may be fairly limited. Instead, try self-adhesive silicone bra cups by NuBra (available at

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