Whether your body type is pear shaped, hour glass, athletic, or something else beautiful, dressing for your body type helps you look and feel your best. Your wedding gown is probably the most important dress you will ever wear. You will spend quality time shopping for your dream dress, and even more time getting wedding dress alterations for the perfect fit. Before investing all of that time and money into shopping designer bridal gowns
, it’s important to learn about your body type and what styles flatter your figure.
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Identify your body type before shopping for your dream dress.
The first time I tried on designer bridal gowns, the personal shopper immediately asked me what dress style I was interested in. Knowing your body type and which styles accentuate your features will help you when you are shopping at a place like the Wedding Shoppe
. There are hundreds of designer bridal gowns to choose from, after all! If you are unsure of your body type, a quick Internet search will help you compare your features with those that are consistent with each type.
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Dressing for your body type: which silhouettes are right for you?
Dressing for your body type takes practice. Trying a variety of styles will help you learn what bridal gown silhouettes work best for you. Hourglass figures should go for A-line or ball gown silhouettes to minimize hips and highlight the waistline. If you have broad shoulders but a slim waist and hips, consider a ball gown. If you’re slender and athletic, a fit-and-flare gown will create the illusion of curves, or go Gatsby
with a sexy sheath gown. Dressing for your body type is important, but feeling beautiful and confident is essential.
Achieve a fabulous fit with wedding dress alterations.
After you identify your body type and the dress style that works best for you, it’s time for wedding dress alterations. Most women don’t get that “made for me” look with designer bridal gowns off the rack, so consulting a tailor and getting wedding dress alterations will help you to achieve a flawless fit. With a little extra effort, you will be an absolutely stunning bride who is impeccably dressed!
Our personal shoppers would love to help you find the perfect fit! Make your appointment by calling 651-298-1144!