Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress

So your big day is coming, and you've selected a hundred and one dresses, and still haven't decided which one to wear. You want to look good; you want to look perfect like Cinderella, and your wedding dress is essential.

The best tip to selecting your wedding dress is knowing what looks good on your body type and flatters your figure.

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Choose a silhouette that will highlight your best-loved assets and conceal your less favourable traits.

Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

Just like every other outfit, it is important that your wedding dress suits your body type.

Hourglass Body Type

A Mermaid Wedding dress is just perfect for your figure.

This shape is defined by a slim, tapered, curve-hugging skirt that follows the line of the hips and thighs and flares out below the knee.

Avoid this if you know you don't want something tight; this style is constricting.

 

Petite Body

If you have a petite shape, find a style with a waistline above your natural waist, to make the lower half of the dress (and therefore you) appear longer. The detailing should be small (no huge bows) and limited to the bodice, to draw the eye upward.

Avoid dresses with a dropped waist, which will make your legs seem nonexistent, and ball gowns, it's easy to get lost in that voluminous skirt. Also, avoid anything calf-length, which will make your legs look short.

 

Tall Women

The key here is to emphasise your natural shape, so every aspect of your dress―the lower waistline, a floor-sweeping hem―needs to reflect your longer proportions.

 If you opt for long sleeves, they should go past the wrist. So you won't look as if you've borrowed a gown from someone shorter than you.

 

Plus Size Women

For women on the big size, anything A-line, especially if it has an empire waist, can be very flattering, especially if you want more coverage.

If you are a plus-size bride who wants to accentuate her shape, a dropped waist corseted gown can be very sexy because it helps to create curves.