The Many Styles and Shapes of Wedding Dresses
Preparing for a wedding: don’t forget to consider a very important factor–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. Sometimes, the dress is fully decorated with complete embroidery or just be plain and simple. To emphasize her sexy body, the bride with large bust, full hips and thin waist should opt this style of wedding dress.
If the bride wants a very classic design, the A-line cut is for her. Since the dress appears like the letter ‘A’, hence it’s name the A-line cut. The top is often tapered, its waist sloped and has a flaring skirt. This style best suits a bride with a figure that has more bulk on the waist and hips.
A wedding dress that looks like a mermaid’s tail is called the mermaid shaped style. A particular trait of this dress is it flares out at the knees but has a narrow top. An evolution of the mermaid dress is the fishtail wedding dress that has the same shape although its train is longer. 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.
Also closely fitting is the sheath wedding dress that specifically has a hem stopping before the knees. To show off the sexy figure of a woman but not showing too much detail, simple materials are often used to produce this type of dress. For women who want to highlight long legs and slender hips, this is a great dress style.
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 type of wedding dress is great for women who have small busts and less perfect hips. Brides who want their breasts to appear larger should wear this dress because of the effect given by the dividing line of the fabric and this type of wedding dress also gives a thinner appearance for the figure.
Instead of the usual black evening dress, this white dress is called the column or straight cut dress. 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. If the wedding is not too informal, the bride with an appropriate figure can wear this dress beautifully.
The pleats and folds design where these are located at the junction of the bodice and skirt or at the level of the waist or hips is called the gathered skirt design. This dress gives the look of a princess in a fairy tale. The best wearers of this dress are the tall and slim young brides for the highlighted hips and volume of the skirt makes them look a little smaller.