Wedding dress guide – find the right dress for your body shape

Are you overwhelmed by the amount of dresses that you see on Pinterest and Insta? Confused between a mermaid dress verses trumpet dress? Not sure what will look good on your body shape? Well we don’t blame you especially with the amount of information overload on TV and the internet (and the fact that we don’t wear formal gowns on an everyday basis).

This guide will help you narrow down the dress shape for your body type. It’s important that as you start shopping for your wedding dress, you’re informed and aware of the bridal industry terminologies so that you and your stylist are speaking the same language when you go and try on dresses.

We believe every body shape is beautiful in their own way! The key is finding the dress that will balance out your body, flatter your curves (or create one if you don’t have any) and make you feel the most beautiful

Wedding dress shapes:

  • A-line is probably the most common dress shape out there today. It is shaped just as it sounds: in the shape of the letter “A”. A-line wedding dresses are fitted on the top and loose on the bottom; it’s typically free flowing and is probably the most versatile across the body shapes.
  • Ball-gown is an exaggerated version of the A-line dress. The bottom is puffy and more dramatic (many times you can put a petticoat under an A-line dress and turn it into a ball-gown). Ballgowns are also very versatile and can work with most body shapes; however ballgowns are typically heavier than A-line dresses.
  • Sheath has a straighter shape from top to bottom and is probably the lease versatile of all the dress shapes. Recently, designers have come out with crepe fabrics that has made it more forgiving to wear and has become more and more popular over the years.
  • Trumpet dresses are fitted from the top to the bottom of your buttocks and then flares out. This is perfect for those who wants to show off their curves.
  • Mermaid dresses are fitted from the top down and flares out from the knee areas. Also perfect for those who wants to show off their curves.

Below is a guide that will help you narrow down the dress shape for your body type. As you start your wedding dress search, be open to trying different dress shapes to see what you feel the most comfortable in. You’d be surprise at how many brides end up getting a dress shape they though they didn’t like!

We would love to see you in person if you’d like to come and try on dresses in our boutique! Contact us today for an appointment!

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