Whenever a wedding is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is
the gown that the bride was wearing. Every woman wants to look perfect
on her big day and wants all eyes on her as she walks down the aisle.
Just as every woman is different, so are the wedding gowns.
When looking for a gown, it is highly advisable that one chooses a
gown that will highlight their assets and conceal their least
favorable traits. When looking for a gown it is crucial to ask
yourself, which body type best defines your figure. Truth is you may
not entirely fit into one category but it is possible to custom make
your gown to your own category.
TYPES OF WEDDING GOWN SILHOUETTES
a) Ball-gown: This is also called the “fairy tale” dress. It has a
fitted bodice and flairs at the waist with a full skirt. It is ideal
for most body types but looks great on pears. Not good for petites
because it can overwhelm the small frame.
b) A-Line gown: It resembles the outline of an uppercase ‘A’. Its
bodice is fitted through the waist and flows out to the ground. Ideal
for all body types.
c) Modified A-Line: Its fitted on the bodice and hips and gradually
flares to the hem forming an ‘A’ shape. Its skirt fits more closer to
the body than a traditional ‘A’ Line. Ideal for all body types.
d) Trumpet: Is fitted through the body and flares mid-thigh. Ideal for
frames with small waists. Not good for pears and apples as it
accentuates stomach and hip area.
e) Mermaid: Fits on the body from the chest to the knees then flares
out close to the knee. Ideal for slender frames and hourglass body
types. Not good for apples and plus size body types.
f) Sheath: It has a narrow shape that flows straight from the neckline
to the hem. Ideal for lean frames and hourglass types. Sheaths tend to
accentuate extra inches and thus can be unflattering on pears.
g) Tea-length: Its skirt falls in between the ankle and the knee. It
is ideal for all body types.
h) Mini: Its skirt falls above the knee. Ideal for petites.
There you have it: The Wedding Gown Silhouettes. In your search,
remember it is possible to pick a bit from all and custom make your
dream gown. Get out there, get your perfect gown and have your perfect
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