When you say "yes" to your dress, the proposal is the least of your worries. As a bride-to-be, there are plenty of decisions to be made—the perfect dress being one of them! This is why knowing the silhouettes that complement your body type and personality will help you make the best choice.
Here are a few general rules to keep in mind as you prepare for your bridal appointment.
The universally flattering design is a favorite of women everywhere. From the waist, it flares out into a soft A-shaped silhouette, complementing all body types, hence the name.
In this silhouette, the body is contoured from the chest to the knee, and the leg is flared. Especially if you have an apple shape, this style is known to emphasize the waist and hips rather than narrow them down.
You'll look like a princess in this fairytale-ready gown. If you have a slim waist and a full bust, we suggest this fit-and-flare silhouette. There's a nice balance between the fitted top and the voluminous skirt. Adding fullness to the silhouette highlights the waist and hides the lower body. It is important for a bride who is aware of her hips to keep in mind that the skirt can make you appear larger.
In a sheath gown, the body is contoured from head to toe and is fitted snugly. A petite bride will appear taller with an elongated look. As for a tall bride, it gives her body definition. For those who have a boxy body, an embellished belt or sash can help create the illusion of a slimmer waist.
Slip dresses are simple, sophisticated, and impossibly chic. They make a great addition to any bridal repertoire. A slip dress's simplicity makes it stand out from the crowd, as is its tendency to fit like a glove. For more character, this design is best made to measure with elements like a cowl neck, bias-cut, and back detailing.