While many brides-to-be can’t wait to begin the hunt for their special dress, the truth be told that it can be quite overwhelming to actually find the prefect wedding dress something that fits your body perfectly. The trick is to “stay open minded!” Almost every bride ends up choosing a dress that is completely different than what they have envisioned and that’s perfectly ok! Here are a few tips on how to choose the perfect wedding dress that enhances your body type and makes you look ravishing on your most special day.

The prefect wedding dress

Type of wedding gowns

If you’re Plus-Sized:
Always find fabrics like stain. It not only provides structure but also stops the dress from being too flowy. Choose gowns that are stiffer at the base to get a more romantic look and then you can add an embroided tulle overlay. Opt for something a little flowy but only from right under the bust line. This can gradually flow into a floor length A-line. Try to avoid pleating of fabric under the bust, keep it simple and plain. The dress should add up to your shape. If it’s too loose, it will add pounds.

If you’re Apple Shaped:
Avoid dresses that are trumpet shaped/styled. It emphasizes the area where your body is widest and flares out at the legs and the knees, where you are most slender. Opt for a bodice with a lot of texture maybe lace detailing that might camouflage and fit snugly creating a corset like effect. A deep V neck is most slender for this body shape. This helps to draw attention vertically and not horizontally. It should clinch near the waistline then maybe flare out into a gradual A- shape.dress_shape

If you’re Pear Shaped :
From eyelet lace to raw silk shantung, a classic A-line silhouette not only lends itself to formal wedding dresses but can also be dressed down when made from such fabrics. A V-line neck or a spaghetti strap bodice will make your upper body look more slender. A skirt that gradually flares out in an A formation from the waist to the floor which enhances the narrowness of the midsection and also floats away from the hips and thighs. Fabrics like duchesse satin and taffeta are sturdier and won’t tend to cling.

If you’re Tall :
Since you are more slender and statuesque, you might want to stick to simplicity when it comes to embellishments. To come off cutesy, try ruffles and bells even rosettes and whistles if you like. This will also enhance the length and structure of your body. Look for a very simple silhouette. A lower waistline, a floor-sweeping hem will reflect longer proportions and also emphasizes your natural shape. Try avoiding long sleeves but if you’re having a December wedding, you might like your long sleeves. In that case, make sure the sleeves go past the wrist because you don’t want to look as if you’ve borrowed a gown from a shorter person.

If you’re Busty :
Fabrics such as silk, satin or even organza has sheen to it but try getting this on the bodice. This will draw attention and add volume to your chest. A scooped neckline dress will open up your face and display your décolletage without showing too much cleavage. If you’re opting for strapless, choose a sweetheart neckline rather than something that goes straight across.

If you’re Small-Chested :
The right bra will always provide a nice boost. But since you might opt for strapless or backless, your undergarment options are very limited. You can try silicon bra cups available in many stores across. Extra fabric on top will also help fill out on your upper body and will make you look fuller. A ruches bodice will create an illusion of curves. Padded halter styles also do the trick.

If you’re Petite:
Dresses with a dropped waist will make your legs seem non-existent and ball gowns also give a more voluminous look. Avoid calf-length dresses which tend to make your legs look short. Fabric can be anything as long as you’re going to layer it off, preferably high sheen fabric. The detailing must be small and limit to the bodice to draw the eye upward. Modified A-lines and even sheath gowns are more your thing. Try finding a style with a waistline above your natural waist to make the lower half of the dress appear longer.

If you’re Straight-Lined: 

A sheath dress in a Wispy Carmeuse that is cut on the bias and the curving side seam will give you a gorgeous silhouette. Ball gowns that are clinched at your natural waist and flows into a full, floor-length skirt. A dress that will create curves where you don’t have them. It will not only make you look slender but also acts as a camouflage due to lack of hips. If you have a small bust, look for a bodice with some ruches to create volume.

I hope you follow the above tips before you go wedding-dress shopping. You don’t want to be wearing the wrong dress while you’re walking down the aisle, ladies. You can always get your body toned before your big day. I hope this helped. Feel free to share and like and we’re always open for suggestions.