Finding the Right Wedding Dress for Your Body Type
How to Choose the Best Dress for Your Silhouette
When it comes to choosing a bridal gown for the big day, it is of the utmost importance to any bride that she looks her best. In order to do this, it’s important that the bride-to-be does some research. We want to address the many different ways you can prepare yourself for wedding gown shopping with some tips from our bridal boutique in San Diego.
Here at Magnolia Bridal, we take pride in taking time with each bride. We understand how special this experience is for you and your family, and we want to make it unique and wonderful for you. Here are some tips that we are happy to share with you, in order to help you get the most out of your wedding dress shopping experience.
Choosing the Right Wedding Dress
As we said before, it takes some research on your part prior to finding the right gown, so here are some tips for matching a gown to your body type.
*We also want to preface this will a note about this. Anyone can wear any type of wedding dress on their big day, however, we know it’s important to you to have an idea of what you’ll look your best in, so we provided the following tips.
For a Pear-Shaped Physique
The best wedding dress shape for this body type is anything with an A-line silhouette. Look for the skirt to flare out toward the bottom and try a fabric such as duchess satin for the best and most flattering look.
For an Apple-Shaped Physique
Look for a dress that cinches at the smallest point in the waist and flares out over the rest of the body in an A-shape. Consider using layers of fabric to create a corset type look, and go for a deep-V for your neckline. Make sure to avoid a trumpet-shaped wedding dress that will highlight all the worst areas.
For a Tall Physique
Classic and simple is the best way to go. A wedding gown that simply drapes over you, slinking along the most beautiful aspects of your silhouette with a floor-sweeping skirt makes for a beautiful bride with a classic look. Avoid too many ruffles, layers, or bling. Emphasize your natural physique by sticking with simplicity.
For Straight-Lined Physique
One of the most beautiful looks you could go with for your body type is a large ball gown that cinches at the waist. Consider choosing a wedding dress with a dramatic layered bust to add volume.
For a Petite Physique
The petite physique has a lot to work with. You can choose from trumpet wedding gowns, sheath wedding dresses, or A-line gowns. Though, foregoing anything extras such as bows or bling is the best way to go. Simplicity is the best choice for this body type.
Choosing a bridal gown is a somewhat difficult process, but knowing which dress will best silhouette you is a great starting point for any bride. By doing some research and giving thought to multiple possibilities, you open yourself up to more choices, as well as less stress over which dress will be the one you wear on the happiest day of your life.
If you’re in need of assistance with finding the right bridal gown, then don’t hesitate to call our professionals at our bridal boutique. Even if you have no idea of what you want, we can create a unique dress experience for you to help you get an idea of which wedding dress is best for you. Call Magnolia Bridal today to set up an appointment to try on wedding gowns.