Your wedding day is usually a memory that you will cherish for as long as you live. To mark this special day, one needs to find the perfect wedding dress. Brides have been known to spend hours, days and even months in bridal shops trying to find the perfect dress. Well, this process can be made less stressful as well as accomplished within a matter of days. How you ask, well, that is quite simple, just know your body type and try to focus on trying on dresses known to suit your particular body type.
Women have different body types and therefore, a dress that would look outstanding on me might not look as appealing to another woman. Each style of dress can completely transform your look and not necessarily in a good way.
To help you find your perfect dress, we have compiled a list of the most common body types with dress styles that compliment each figure. However, this list should by no means make you settle for a dress you do not like. If you feel confident in a dress and adore how you look in it, then go for it girl.
The hourglass figure; They are considered the lucky bunch since they can pull of any dress style. If you fall into this category, you can choose to either show off your curves or create a slimming effect. The mermaid dress is perfect for flaunting those curves. If you have this figure, you can also try corset dresses or dresses that exaggerate your dropped waist.
The pear shape; These are women that have smaller chest areas and shoulders and wide hips and thighs. Women with this figure look amazing in A-line gowns. They should always avoid dresses that bring attention to their bottom like the mermaid gowns do and focus on disguising their fuller hips.
Top heavy body type; For women that are blessed with large breasts, it is important to pick a modest neckline and avoid spillage and a scoop at all costs. Off-shoulder and sweetheart necklines also look great on this body type. Ditch the skinny strapped dresses and opt for something that offers more support. The aim is to draw attention away from the chest area as much as you can.
Small bust body type; These are the ladies with relatively small breasts. They can pull off the plunging necklines and the jewel necklines so well making some of us jealous.
Slim and straight body type; With this type of figure, one needs to try and create the illusion of curves. The dress types that suit this body type include; ball gown dresses that have fitted bodice and full skirt or sheath dress. Dresses with contouring or strategic embroidery also flatter this body type.
Apple shape; For this body type, the perfect dress will need to highlight the upper body and disguise the lower body area. The empire waist dress is perfect for these women.