How to Find The Most Flattering Wedding Dress Style
Trying to find the best fitting wedding dress style can be difficult when you aren't shopping alone. You feel pressured and overwhelmed by well meaning friends and family, not to mention the sales lady who follows you and becomes so annoying! Your selection process becomes chaotic and soon after you leave feeling frustrated by the many dresses you tried on and yet, you still couldn't find one that you would even remotely consider buying. I think we've all been in this situation at some point or another.
When you plan to scout for the perfect dress, the best advice I can give you, is for you to go shopping on your own. Taking some alone time to try on random dresses will help you to gather your thoughts more clearly, without feeling the pressured and you'll be able to be the better judge of what looks good on you or not. I've also included a guide that is listed below, that will help you to preselect the best gowns according to your specific body type. This information is a great time saver and it will improve your chances of getting the right dress.
BODY TYPE: PETITE
Try to select a wedding dress style that has long, uninterrupted lines. This will help you look taller than you actually are. Think princess lines, where the vertical seams flow gently into a full skirt. Look for gowns with delicate details, a little beading or lace would look beautiful on you! Stay away from busy dresses as this could overwhelm your small frame.
BODY TYPE: THICK WAIST
Your best bet is to wear an empire silhouette. The material will flow loosely past the waist, camouflaging a wider middle. Ideally it is recommended that you look for pleated detailing at the waistline, which can help to create a more hourglass shape.
BODY TYPE: BIG BUST
The classic ball gown with a big, dramatic skirt can help balance your silhouette. Look for a wedding dress style that has an open neckline and minimal detailing at the bust, which can help to visually minimize your upper body drawing the attention to your face instead.
BODY TYPE: PLUS SIZE
Your best bet is to find a wedding dress style with an empire waist to lengthen your body, so that you look taller and slimmer or consider a basque waist, which will flatten your tummy. A good for you would be a gown with an open neckline to draw attention to your face and lighten the look of the dress; illusion sleeves will give you coverage without the unnecessary bulk.
No matter what your body type is, there is a wedding dress style that is perfect for you and you will find it. Something that amazes me about brides in general, is that no matter what we look like, when the actual day of the wedding comes, for some reason all brides do look beautiful on that day regardless of their body shape. I can only think that this is a gift from God to all of us, we have a lot to be thankful for, so have faith, you're going to be just fine!