Wedding Dress Shape Guide

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Wedding Dress Shape Guide

You are ready to start looking for the most important dress of your life, but where do you start I hear you ask. Walking through the doors of a Bridal Boutique can be extremely daunting, but with these little tips we hope we might make that step a little easier.

With rails upon rails of wedding dresses it is easy to become overwhelmed, but under the glitzy beads, lace appliques and layers of tulle there are five styles of wedding dress, A-Line, Fishtail, Empire line, Ball gown and Sheath. By knowing your body shape you will then be able to narrow your search to the most flattering silhouettes for your figure.

So which body shape am I and which styles should I try?

The Hourglass
You have a defined waist, and your top and bottom are beautifully balanced. Hourglass figures suit A-line, Fishtail, Empire Line, Ball Gown and Sheath

The Pear
Imagine the fruit, you are smaller on the top and your hips are wider than your shoulders. The pear shape figures suit A-line, Empire Line and Ball Gown.

The Triangle
You are wider on the top half of your body, with hips narrower than your shoulders. The Triangle figure suits A-line, Fishtail and Ball Gown.

The Apple
You have a voluptuous figure; you have a fuller bust, a bit of a tummy and a rounder bottom and hips. The Apple shape suits A-line and Empire Line

The Rectangle
Your bust and hips are balanced and you have an undefined waist. The Rectangle figure suits A-line, Empire Line, Ball Gown and Sheath.

Please remember though that this is just a guide. There is nothing better than visiting a bridal boutique as the knowledge of an experienced bridal consultant in invaluable; there are always exceptions to the rules when trying on styles. A fishtail dress may suit a pear shaped figure if the neckline balances out the lower half of the body, your bridal consultant will know their selection of gowns and which dresses will flatter your figure, so put your trust in them as they are there to help you find your perfect fit.

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