A girl’s wedding day might just be one of the biggest events of her life, and her wedding dress is an entirely different ballgame itself. But finding that perfect dress can be nothing but a prolonged, dreadful nightmare.
I’ve come across brides-to-be who spend weeks desperately searching for the ideal wedding dress, but the truth is, you really don’t have to grow grey hairs while thinking of the type of gown that would fit you the most.
We’re no experts, but these simple guidelines can be of help when finding the perfect dress for your big day!
Tall and slim girls
If you are on the tall and slim side, the ideal wedding dress for you could be silhouette, with a touch of lace. Lace is a must-have material as they can be incorporated in almost any piece of clothing. Lace is also great at adorning a woman’s tall and lean physique, giving you a more elegant and royal appearance on your big day.
Your body type is slim, so, you could include a trail and a shoulder neckline to the dress to add a bit of charm and complexity to your look. Because you are statuesque, you might have to keep embellishments on your dress very simple. Too many of it may look quite tacky, particularly on a tall person.
Short and Slim girls
Women with petite figures should shop for ballroom wedding dresses for their big day! A Ballroom dress usually has a natural waistline that flatters your upper body, while the skirt flows away from the hips and thighs, and this ultimately brings a mystical and fairy tail vibe into your overall look, with or without a trail.
Ballroom wedding dresses always look classic, charming and magical, and the most suitable necklines for this dress type could be décolletage, scoop or sweetheart.
Curvy / Thick girls
Women whose curves are visible and speak volumes are encouraged to embrace them to the fullest! The most ideal wedding dress type for curvy and thick women, is a fishtail dress with a sweetheart neckline. If you are a woman with an hourglass figure, the fishtail tailoring will lay enough emphasis on your hips and thighs, accentuating your curves in the best way possible.
The sweetheart neckline is one of the most popular necklines there is, dating back to the 80s. It is a perfect way to highlight and beautify your upper area. Remember to opt for fabrics like satin, as they provide structure for dresses like this.
Lastly, your wedding gown could be with sleeves, without sleeves, or strapped; the choice is yours!
Plus sized women can choose wedding gowns that are similar to that of a thick girl’s, but another addition to the guideline for women in this category are A-Line wedding dresses.
An A-Line wedding dress gradually flares out in an A formation from the natural waist to the floor, highlighting the narrowness of the midsection and floating away from the hips and thighs. With the right fabrics (such as duchesse satin or taffeta), and an appropriate fitting, the A-Line wedding dress might just fit the bill for any plus size bride!
Necklines for this body type range from v-neck, to bateau, to halter neck. Avoid sleeves of any kind, or else you may end up looking too over-the-top.