The Many Styles and Shapes of Wedding Dresses
When preparing for a wedding, one of the significant factors to look into is of course, the wedding dress. The bride should pick a wedding dress that will highlight her beauty and that includes a good fit to her body structure.
One common style is the hourglass which has a tight waist, a bursting middle and a defined top. The dress could either be undecorated and bare or embellished with full embroidery. For a bride with full hips, small waist and big bust, this type of wedding dress will emphasize her curvaceousness.
Among the different designs, a classic one is the A-line cut. It is called A-line cut since it looks like the letter ‘A’. The top is often tapered, its waist sloped and has a flaring skirt. For a bride with bulky hips and waist, this dress is an option.
Looking like a mermaid’s tail is the mermaid shaped style wedding dress. A particular trait of this dress is it flares out at the knees but has a narrow top. The fishtail wedding dress resembles the mermaid dress but its distinguishing feature is that it has a longer train. If the bride has small bust and waist, this design is appropriate. Since emphasis is given on the overall line, this style also makes small-figured women appear taller.
Another closely fitted design is the sheath wedding dress where its hem most often stops just over the knees. With the purpose of showing a woman’s beautiful curves but not over emphasizing, making this dress involves simple materials. This is a good choice of dress style to place emphasis on long legs and slender hips.
A vintage type of dress but still popular is the empire-waist dress that is designed to tightly fit around the bust line and the rest of the dress just falls straight. This dress style is very appropriate for brides who have slightly perfect hips and small busts. The dividing line in the fabric gives the look of a larger breast and also makes the wearer look slimmer.
A type of wedding dress that looks like an evening dress is the column or straight cut dress, however, it is white instead of black. Because the shape of this dress is common, most brides could have worn a dress with the same shape already hence it gives them a feeling of ease wearing it. There is a tendency that bumps or lumps will become evident if the dress is made out of thin and soft fabric because this design has no underskirt. This dress can be worn with elegance specifically for formal weddings if the bride has a good figure.
Another design is the gathered skirt which has pleats and folds at the waist or hip level or at the meeting of the skirt and bodice. Fairy tale princesses wear this type of dress. Wearing this kind of dress is apt for tall and slim young brides because their hips become emphasized thus giving a little smaller appearance as an effect of the skirt’s volume.