How to know which dress is best for you

So you are getting married and its time to pick the dress. There are so many dresses to pick from, but unfortunately not all look so great. You have to know your body type, you could be tall and thin or hourglass figure, not all dresses will look good, so rather than spending time on trying things you like but get disappointed when you try them. How do you know what to look for without having to spend so long searching for that perfect dress.

Given that I have a bit of a fashion background I know a few things about what style suits who and I will share a little bit of my knowledge with you guys.

Lets start with the dresses.

This is the A line dress. Why is it called A-line? Well because it gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. The term was first used by the French couture designer Christian Dior as the label for his collection of spring 1955. This style of dress suits mostly everyone  if you are pear shaped or apple, full figure or petite. it is the most fitting type of dress out there.


The Empire waistline Dress. A high waistline that cuts horizontally across the body, just below the bust. This waistline gives a long, slender look and excellent fabric drape in the skirt and allows for short, inconspicuous shaping darts. This waistline was popular in Jane Austen’s time. The outline is especially flattering to pear shapes, full figure, petite or apple shape wishing to disguise the stomach area or emphasize the bust. The shape of the dress also helps to lengthen the body’s appearance.


The Ball Gown Dress. This dress is long and formal, its fitted at the bodice with a very full skirt.  The ball gown shape has changed little since the mid-19th century. Its flattering on average height to tall women as the skirt visually cuts the body in half, its a very forgiving style hiding everything from the mid section, down.


Sheath Dress. In fashion, a sheath dress is a type of dress designed to fit close to the body, relatively unadorned. Unlike many cocktail dresses and the longer ballroom dress, a sheath dress typically falls around the knees or lower thighs.  It works well for hourglass figure ladies as well as petite and tall ladies.


Trumpet Dress. This style of dress fits closely to the body until mid hip then it widens gradually to the hem, resembling the mouth of a trumpet, hence the name. It is often confused with the mermaid dress but the trumpet flair from mid hip whereas the mermaid flares below the knee. This style adds curves on a straight figure or it can accentuate curves on a full figure.


Mermaid Dress. Mermaid, as the name suggests, means that the evening gown is shaped like a mermaid. It is form-fitting at the bodice, and the skirt is designed to resemble a mermaid’s tail in silhouette. So it fits closely from the chest to the knees then it flares out to the hem. Best suited for hourglass figure.

Of course there are others but these are the main ones you will find in every bridal shop.
I hope you liked the small insight.

Stay tuned for more bridal updtaes!

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