A Helpful Guide To Choosing Your Wedding Dress
Your shape will always determine which dress will suit you. No matter your weight your body shape is what will decide what wedding dress looks best!
To begin we take a look at Silhouettes-
A-line– This shape has a fitted bodice which flares out from the waist and suits most body shapes.
Ball Gown– A fitted bodice and huge skirt to floor length.
Empire- A high waistline fitted under the bust. It creates the illusion of height- perfect for those petite brides!
Sheath- This style hugs every curve with its narrow fitting. Suits lean, athletic builds the most.
Trumpet- Again a narrow fit but will flare out from the thigh or knee. Hourglass ladies, this one is for you!
Once the body is covered, we move up to Necklines-
Bateau- The elegant cut of the bateau (or Boat) is running straight across the collar bone to each shoulder. Very Parisian!
Cowl- A draped neckline which is softer than a bateau.
Halter- Athletic builds or ladies which broad shoulders will love this neckline as it draws the eyes straight to your face.
Plunge– A dramatic look which dips to below the bust.
Scooped– This is a neckline that suits every body shape. This is determined by your own bust.
Sweetheart– The classic heart shape neckline which dips between the bust. This will make your neckline longer if you are fuller busted.
Thats the front covered now for the Train-
Brush- Attached at the waist, this short train just brushes the floor.
Court- Shorted than the Chapel, this falls a foot behind you.
Chapel- Shorted than a Cathedral, this hangs three feet behind you. A nice length which a touch of drama!
Cathedral– Dramatic is the key to this train, hello Princess Diana! This is usually over 6 feet and certainly detached after photographs.
Watteau– Attached at the shoulder this graceful train adds elegance to your frame.
We hope this post has made your decision making a little easier!
Captured by Woodard Photography