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Choosing The Style of Silhouette for Your Wedding Dress

Every bride has a different body shape. Many women go through their whole lives feeling unattractive, yet all they need to do is find the right clothes for their body. Your wedding day is an excellent excuse to make this discovery.

You may have a vague notion about pear shapes and hourglass figures. Here at Bridal Secrets, we’re clear on both general and specific female silhouettes, and we’ll be glad to find the right dress for your figure. Empire waists and bare shoulders are universally flattering. They look good on everyone. That said, let’s look at petite and curvy brides to discover the best way to give them killer figures on their wedding day.


The petite bride

If the soon-to-be-Mrs is more on the petite side, ball gowns will swallow her and make her seem more like a flower girl than a blushing bride. She would look better in a delicate sheath dress or trumpet silhouette that will display her small frame while exaggerating her curves.

Trumpet styles lengthen her body, making her look taller and lither. She could also select a multilayer dress that has a fitting sheath under a translucent flowing bridal gown. Maggie Sotero’s Chelsea and Verina Marie are good examples.

Of course, sheath dresses don’t have to be body-hugging. A straight sheath can make the bride look taller. Plus, the shape makes it easier to hem so that it matches her height. Deep necklines and silky skirts are other ways to lengthen her body, so try Rebecca Ingram’s Joyce. Empire waists will plump her chest area and elongate her legs.


The curvy bride

There are two main approaches for the curvy bride. She can opt for a slimmer look, or she can flaunt her curvy features. Her choice of wedding dress depends on her direction.

Empire waists are great for showing off her buxom bust while hiding trouble spots around her tummy and flanks. Illusion necklines are slimming, like Pronovias Drum which combines a barely-there shoulder line with a full skirt that enhances curves. If she’s more interested in slimming, a dress with hem detail lengthens and narrows her silhouette.

To get the most flattering wedding dress silhouette for your figure, call Bridal Secrets today on 02 9635 3311.

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