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Guest Blog: Choosing the Right Dress Silhouette For Your Body Type

January 6th, 2014 by Jeannine

 
Guest Blog: Choosing the Right Dress Silhouette For Your Body Type

Choosing the proper style of wedding dress for your body type can sometimes be a difficult process. Perhaps you have that dream gown in your head, but you try it on and it’s not as amazing as you had thought. Where do you go from there?

When it comes to choosing a wedding dress, you must remember to get a dress that hits all your curves in all the right places. That may mean stepping out of your comfort zone and trying on other styles of gowns. When a bride comes into the Pure Magnolia studios we usually get them to try on several different styles, even if she thinks of herself in only one silhouette.

If you are uncertain of the style of dress that may look the best on you we have put together styles that look best on certain shaped bodies.

Pear Shaped

If you are pear shaped look at dresses with a natural waistline. Pear shaped women should shy away from empire waistlines as it can make you appear bigger than you are. Key is to accentuate your smallest part of your body, your waist! A spaghetti-strap bodice or a V-neckline will also showcase a more slender upper body.

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Larger Breasts

A strapless dress can still be worn and look beautiful on you, but it’s all in the neckline. Opt for a sweetheart neckline rather than a straight neckline. It gives you some ‘curves’ while not revealing too much.

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Apple Shaped

Look for a dress with ruching or beading around the natural waistline. Pair that with a bodice with straps and a v-neckline to accentuate your breasts, modestly of course. For the skirt try to stick with an A-line style.

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The Petite Bride

For your body shape, remember less is more. You want to ensure that the gown you have chosen allows you to wear the gown, not the other way around.  Think modern sheath with a long yet slim silhouette to help elongate your body. Or, a trumpet style or A-line style gown.

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Curvy Bride

Embrace those womanly curves and show off your hourglass shape with a curve-hugging gown. When thinking of the waistline, opt for a mermaid style or dropped waistline.

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Small Chested

If you are leaning on the smaller chested side, think of looking at dresses that will give you the appearance of having a little more than you actually do. Think of a deep V neckline or possibly a corset bodice of your gown.

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Rachel McHollister is the Marketing and PR Manager for Pure Magnolia, specializing in custom eco-chic wedding gowns. To find out more about them, check out their Vancity Vendor profile, visit their website or be a fan on Facebook and Twitter. Gowns can be ordered online from their Etsy store or at their North Vancouver studio. Contact them to book an appointment.

Interested in guest blogging? Email me at info (at) vancitybride (dot) com.

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Comments

  • February 18th, 2014 at 5:20 am
    Qqueen says:

    I have a large bust and i always feel like ever v-neck i wear is too revealing. Will this really be the most suitable neckline for my wedding dress. My wedding is quite conservative.

     

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