Ok, now on to Part II of finding your perfect dress. If you missed Part I, be sure to check it out! This is going to remind you of those magazine articles that tell you about the perfect bathing suite or pair of jeans for you body type. So here you have it.... advice based on body shape, and then on dress structure as well. Enjoy!
Hourglass: Two-piece and corset dresses enhance the hourglass figure. Beautiful ball gowns and corseted bodices normally work for the bust line as well. Bridal bouquets should not overwhelm. Bridal headpieces should not be overdone if the bridal ball gown is elaborate.
Petite: Clean, unbroken contours without too much fabric tend to elongate. Big Ball gowns and mermaid wedding dress shapes can overwhelm. Chapel or finger-tip bridal veils ensure that the petite bride is framed well. Keep bridal accessories and wedding accessories to a minimum.
Tall: From ball gowns, princess line and A- line wedding dresses, straight bridal dresses and mermaid dresses; all are great for the tall bride who can carry almost any dress style. Avoid empire line dresses that can look almost “tent like”. Avoid wedding flowers or bouquets that are too small or large. Ensure they work proportionately with you and your body type.
Fuller waisted: Princess-line and drop waist wedding dresses are most flattering. Draw the eye up with stunning bridal and wedding accessories. Bridal shoes with height may assist
Broader shoulder: Broader shouldered brides should veer from halter and off-the-shoulder necklines, which tend to accentuate the shoulders. Try strapless and scoop necklines. For bridal accessories fine delicate jewelry works best with your body type.
Fuller busted: Bridal corsets can work magic. Wedding dresses that are scoop and square necklines enhance bust lines. Widely set apart straps diminish fuller busted figures.
Fuller Arms: Off the shoulder straps or sheer fabric is a great wedding dress tip. In solid fabric, usually three-quarter or long sleeve works best to elongate the line of the arm. Sleeves should not be cut tight.