Choosing the Perfect Dress
On your wedding day, you want to feel nothing short of stunning, and the dress you choose will play a major role in that. Starting at a young age, many women start daydreaming about the perfect dress; however, once they reach the age of getting married, their bodies no longer resemble that of their child age self, and that perfect, been dreaming about it for decades dress may not work in the real world. Here’s what does:
Pear shaped: Heavier on the bottom than on the top, women with this shape often look stunning in A-line silhouettes, where the skirt flairs out right at the natural waist, highlighting their narrowest part. Coupled with a deep V-neck or barely-there bodice to enhance the natural smallness at the top, and you have a winner.
Large chested: You want to look beautiful, not like you’re spilling out of your dress. Opt for a scooped neckline, avoiding strapless options, and try out a lace bodice. Anything shiny at the top, like silk or satin will make you appear even bigger – something you don’t need any help with. Small, detailed lace creates texture and interest without making you appear bigger than you are. Balance the large top with a wide, full skirt.
Small chested: Shiny fabrics, a detailed bodice, and lots of ruching can add volume where nature has not. These details, when coupled with a cinched waist, can create the illusion of an hourglass silhouette.
In the end, try as many dresses on as possible, and don’t stop until you’ve found something that makes you feel exactly as you thought you would when you were a little girl. Congrats!