The Perfect Dress
t’s said that you will know when you find your dress; the one, perfect dress. Not only should it, hopefully, be within your budget, but it needs to fit your body type in order to help make you look your absolute best!
This shape describes women whose bottom and hips are full as well as their torso, but they have little waist definition. Brides with this shape should wear a dress that has a high waistline and a skirt that flows away from the body, or a fitted bodice with a corset backing.
This shape describes women whose hips, thighs, and bottom are larger than their upper half. Brides with this shape should wear an empire, a-line, or ball gown styled dress to enhance their figure. Strapless and halter dresses are also flattering necklines.
This shape describes women whose shoulders and hips are about the same width, and they have a well-defined waist. Brides with this shape should wear a mermaid, a-line, dropped waistline, one-shoulder, strapless, or scoop-necked style dress.
This shape describes women whose shoulders are broader and hips are narrower. Brides with this shape should wear a dress that is sheath, empire, a-line, or ball gown style but should not cover their shoulders. Halter, strapless, or one-shoulder necklines will also flatter.
This shape describes women whose hips and shoulders are about the same width, but have no waist definition. Brides with this shape should wear a dress that adds curves with a beaded waistline or colored sash. Asymmetrical pleating and detail in the skirt design will flatter and create the illusion of curves.
A small bust is considered an “A” cup or smaller. Brides wishing to flatter or enhance their small bust should wear a ruched or embellished bodice with a full skirt.
A large bust is considered a “C” cup or larger. Brides wishing to complement their figure should wear a square neckline, v-neckline, or off-the-shoulder style. Brides wishing to de-emphasize their bust should wear an open neckline, a-line, or ball gown style dress.