Ladies, let's talk shapes! So many women are nervous about the process of selecting a gown because they are worried about what will suit their body shape. We all know the basics- apple, pear, hourglass, and rectangle. But how do you know what shape you really have? We all want to be hourglasses and rock our inner Kardashian, but finding your perfect wedding gown starts with owning who you are.
- You tend to be more busty than you are hippy. You also tend to have rounded shoulders and carry weight more in the tummy than in the booty. Your legs are your best feature!
DO: Look at gowns with a natural waist! Look for beading toward the top of the bodice (if you're into bling!), or ruching. You can pull off ball gowns like no one else! Simple A-Lines are 50/50 for you.
DON'T: Limit yourself to the fit and flare/ mermaid shapes. Although this shape is a strong trend, allow yourself to try softer silhouettes! Avoid empire waist when you can- this style can give your bust line a spilling over effect!
- You tend to be less busty than you are hippy, and you have a booty. Your shoulders are more narrow than your hips. You have a clearly defined waist, and you probably consider your waist line your best feature! This shape is often confused with hourglass and is the most common silhouette.
DO: Try on one of every silhouette gown in the beginning! You are one of the fortunate few who will most likely look good in most every shape.
DON'T: Worry if gowns aren't fitting on the bust as you try on! An alterations specialist will be able to fit your bust to perfection and even add a bit more "umph" up top if you'd like. Sheath gowns may not work for you.
- You are evenly proportioned and have a very clearly defined waist. You are the reason the term "bodacious bod" was created! Your best feature is your proportions.
DO: Play up the wow factor by trying gowns with strong structure- mermaid, fit and flare, trumpet. Accentuate your waistline with belts or flowers. Try on every silhouette to be sure of what you feel the most beautiful in. Be conscious of your already "sexier" shape.
DON'T: Think that just because you are curvy you have to wear a mermaid or fit and flare! Be careful with the neckline- sometimes a sever sweetheart can leave too little to the imagination!
- You are evenly proportioned and have very little waist definition. you hips are slightly less narrow than your shoulders. Your best feature is your long neck.
DO: Look at gowns with intricate necklines. Bring the attention to your face and neck by trying gowns with beading or lower necklines. Try on one of every shape to begin with to be sure of your personal preference. Corset back dresses can help you create a more defined waistline.
DON'T: Try to create a waistline with added sparkle. Avoid drooping necklines. The Greek Goddess look may not be for you.
Ladies, please keep in mind that these are only guidelines! In the end, your opinion is the only one that matters! Pick the gown that makes you feel the most beautiful! Come see us and we'll help you find that one gown for you!