Deciding on a wedding gown is almost as hard as deciding on the venue. Both are one of the BIGGEST decisions you make throughout the entire planning process wouldn’t you say? It’s more than selecting a wedding gown, it’s selecting a gown that suits your personal style, your wedding style, season, and most importantly flatters your figure. All too often some of us forget how to dress our body types and select pieces that compliment our figures. You want to feel beautiful and confident in your wedding gown. Everyone comes beautifully in different shapes and sizes. Knowing how to compliment our uniqueness keeps us confident every time.
A-Line Gowns: Perfect for any body type. They truly compliment any body type and come with sleeves, without sleeves, strap sleeves, etc. Lala Anthony & Eva Longoria both wore an A-Line Wedding Gown for their BIG Day, and both have very different bodies types. Lala is more curvy where Eva Longoria is slender and petite. Both women looked absolutely stunning on their wedding day.
Sheath: I love the sheath gown it is versatile like the A-Line, but not made for everyone, but great for the tall and slender and the short and curvy. Ironic I know because both are complete opposites of each other, however, this particular style suits these two body types perfectly. Piper Perabo wore a gorgeous unique animal print (YES ANIMAL PRINT) sheath wedding gown with a yellow veil and Kim Kardashian wore a beautiful lace sheath wedding gown in her 2014 nuptials. Both women fit the indicated body types Kim Kardashian being short and curvy, and Piper Perabo being tall and slender. Jennifer Lopez is featured next to Piper Perabo photo because she wore the same dress different colors at the Met Ball prior to Piper’s wedding. Another great example of the two different body types wearing the same sheath gown.
Mermaid: I love the Mermaid gown it is one of my absolutely favorites! It is great for curvy and hourglass figured women. My wedding gown was a mermaid gown featured at the top of the blog. Khloe Kardashian wore a mermaid gown with sash accent in her wedding to Lamar Odom and her sister Kim Kardashian wore a mermaid gown as dress number 2 at her wedding to Chris Humphries. We featured her again because she also was seen in a Sheath Mermaid gown as dress #3 for the reception. Which I wanted to feature to illustrate the look of a sheath combined with the mermaid look can be versatile (remember sheath is for my short/curvy and tall/slender brides).
Ball Gown: I fell in love with the ball gown before going to try it on! It is just stunning, makes you feel like a Princess just looking at one. I strayed away from it primarily because they didn’t have the one I wanted in the store and I wasn’t buying anything off of the internet I have not seen on myself. Not for a wedding! And, the other selection of ball gowns was not what I wanted and I ended up falling in love with a Mermaid gown. Nonetheless, the ball gown is the gown that makes us all feel like Cinderella perfect for fully busted, hour-glass, or apple-shape figures. Victoria Beckham and Gabrielle Union both opt’d for the sleeveless ball gown on their BIG day and look absolutely stunning! look stunning in the ball gown’s they wore on their BIG day!
Empire: Empire gowns are usually worn by our destination wedding bride because they are comfortable in the heat, great on the beach, and flow beautifully in the wind in pictures. They are also loved by our mommy to be brides. Empire gown is great for women with pear shape, petite, or small busted women. Alicia Keys wore a gorgeous custom one strap empire gown in her nuptials to Swizz Beats.
Keep in mind when dress shopping that A-Line is versatile and can be worn by every body type, Sheath is where opposites attract and it is great for the tall/slender & the short/curvy. Mermaid is for curvy and hour-glass shaped women. Ball Gown another versatile suiting the full busted, hour-glass, or apple-shaped women. And, lastly the Empire gown great for petite and pear-shaped women, also a winner for the mommy to be brides!
It is also possible to find dresses that combine a few together like this Empire, Mermaid, Sheath dress featured below……
Happy Planning (or should I say shopping) Beauties & Gents,
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