This Friday we will talk about how to choose your wedding dress now that we know what body type we are 😉
But I have to tell you that it is a little bit more complicated because you can be an apple and be very tall or an apple and be very petite. Those two “apple girls” can’t wear the same dress. So in the next saga, we will focus on each kind of dress and see each with specific girls that match…
You are an hourglass if your shoulders and hips are about the same width and you have a well-defined waist.
– Take advantage of your proportioned body shape and showcase your curves. While any wedding dress silhouette can do this, Sheath, Mermaid and
Trumpet will especially flatter you.
– Showcase your defined waistline with Natural waistlines and waistline accents like a jeweled or ribbon belt.
Empire waists: they won’t showcase your slim waistline
You are a pear if you are thinner on top with more curves/fullness on the bottom half.
– Create balance for your shape by putting the attention on your upper half. Great options are one shoulder, strapless, v-neck, bateau or scoop necklines.
– Reduce attention your bottom half with ballgown or A-line silhouettes.
– Sheath: too clingy for your shape.
– Mermaid and Trumpet: puts attention on the wrong half of your body.
– Halter/High Neck: can create a disproportionate look.
You are a apple if your shoulders are wider than your hips
– Use lower/plunging necklines draw attention upwards. V-neck and sweetheart necklines are great options.
– Elongate your silhouette with a high waistline and a skirt that flows away from the body. Empire waist lines and A-line silhouettes are best for this.
– Consider showing off your legs with knee or tea length dresses.
– Mermaid and Trumpet: will accentuate the widest part of your frame and flare at the slimmest.
– Ballgowns: won’t elongate your silhouette.
– Straight Across Strapless necklines: won’t accentuate your bustline.
You are a rectangle if shoulders and hips are about the same width and you don’t have a lot of waist definition.
– Create the illusion of curves by drawing attention upwards (strapless, v-neck, one shoulder) or towards the hem (Mermaid).
– Define your waistline. An empire waist will showcase the smallest part of your torso. Or a beaded detail or colored sash around the natural waistline will create definition.
– Halter and High Neck: will make shoulders look narrow and as a result will not flatter your waist.
– Sheaths: will make you look boxy.
I hope you like this article!
If you have questions or subjects that you are interested in don’t hesitate to comment. For now, I wish you a wonderful weekend and I will be back next week, same day, same hour, for a new adventure …