Most women spend a lot of time looking at wedding dresses before they find the perfect one they want to walk down the aisle in. It can be hard to stay level headed with all the gorgeous selections available, so plan to spend a little time learning about the different types of bridal gowns before actually starting the search.
Bridal gowns are offered by Eliza J, JS Collections and Alex Evenings and it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and want to go with the most beautiful gown available. But choosing a wedding gown should be based on more than just how pretty it is. Every woman is shaped differently, so care should be taken to make sure the style of the dress fits and flatters the bride as much as possible.
Wedding dresses and other formal wear are described as having silhouettes or outlines, based on the basic shape of the skirt. Women who want to look their best should choose a silhouette that flatters their body type. Three of the most popular styles are the sheath, the ball gown and the A-line dresses.
Someone who is slim might look good in a sheath style dress, which is a form-fitting garment that hugs the body closely and shows every curve. It takes a really confident woman to enjoy wearing a sheath style gown but they can look very elegant. A ball gown style with a full skirt is common because it has that “fairy princess” look and flatters almost any body type, but it takes extra fabric and some kind of underskirt to keep the skirt looking full and puffy. Since the skirt is so big, care should be taken to offset it with dainty jewelry and shoes.
The A-line silhouette has a skirt that flares down from a fitted bodice. This style works well for most women too, and is good for hiding lower body imperfections. Once the silhouette is decided on, the choices are immediately pared down to a more manageable level and all the bride-to-be has to do is choose the gown within that style that she likes the best.
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