Does my bouquet look big in this? These top tips will help you pick a wedding dress that flatters your shape.
Whether you want to flaunt or flatter, knowing your shape is key to looking and feeling fabulous on your big day.
So when it comes to choosing that perfect gown, it pays to have an expert on your side. White Lily Couture Style Director and bridal expert, Alera Kingham, shares her top tips for choosing a gown that is sure to wow.
The hourglass figure is the perfect feminine shape, with beautiful curves and a well-defined waistline. Emphasising the waist by choosing styles which are fitted through the hip and thigh will really make your figure pop.
Dakota by Enzoani is an amazing gown for brides with an hourglass shape. The scoop neckline combined with the structure of this trumpet style is perfect for accentuating shape. If you're looking for an instant wow factor, Grace by Ronald Joyce is also a popular choice. It's halter neckline and clever lace placement beautifully highlights an hourglass figure.
Pear-shaped women have a slimmer upper torso, and a more shapely bottom half. An A-line styled dress will emphasise the torso and play down the hips and bottom to better fit the body.
Basma by Pronovias is the ideal gown to achieve a flattering look that is proportional and elegant.
Women with apple-shaped figures often have a fuller bust and mid-section, with slimmer thighs and hips. The key to an apple-shaped figure is to create the illusion of curves by using structure. Look for gowns with boning and well fitted lines through the bodice. A line, ball gown or empire lines are perfect as they enhance your bust and balance the lower body creating the illusion of curves to die for.
A Mori Lee ball gown such as Clara is a great option, it provides fullness from the hipline and balances the shoulders.
Petite women are often below the average height of 1.65m, and want to appear longer or leaner in their appearance. If you’re a petite bride it's important to take your height and proportions into consideration when selecting gowns. If you have your heart set on a mermaid try a fit and flair or a fitted sheath style to elongate your figure. Styles such as Charlotte by Mori Lee, will give you that sexy fit through the body without compromising your height.
Our Moana-Molly mini dress is also a great option for brides who want to party down after their I do's! The mini dress beneath is fun and fitted to the body, whilst the detachable textured skirt is a great way to add curve and shape for that traditional look.
Slim and athletic brides are recommended to try a sheath style gown that is fitted. The Jocelyn by Enzoani is a great option that slims the body, showing off your best assets. A high neck is a flattering option as it creates proportion on a longer torso, and fills that negative space between the chin and bust. A boat neck style such as Ali by Augusta Jones, is also a great go to style for slim brides to be.
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