A Guide to Dress Silhouette
When choosing your dream wedding dress, it's easy to get stuck on the details. You love the beads, the embroidery flowers, the lace panels, etc, but stop, take a step back and look at the overall shape. Is it really the best silhouette for you? Does the skirt part of the dress work with the top part of the dress? Does it flatter your silhouette or make certain areas of your body look bigger/smaller? You see, the overall shape of the dress can make a big difference to how you'll look on your big day. Here's a quick guide on the most common dress silhouette so you can get an idea of what's available and what is best for your body shape.
Style tip: If you're going for an A-line style, choose your top half carefully, as a plain style on top with an A-line skirt can make you look flat-chested. Also, if you're short, be careful of a floor length A-line skirt as it could make you look shorter.
Style tip: The ball gown shape is great if you want to add curves and create a fuller bust.
Column / Sheath
Style tip: If you're going for a column wedding dress shape, go for all out glamour with your accessories.
Style tip: Consider your accessories and hairstyle carefully, these can set the style of the dress and make it vintage, modern or traditional.
Mermaid / Trumpet
Style tip: As always great underwear is an absolute must, so a really good bra which lifts your boobs will do wonders for the mermaid shape dress.