Finding the Best Dress Style for Your Body Type

Fashion is an amazing industry. The variety of styles of clothing to choose from is practically endless, and some of those styles look better on some people than others. The same goes for wedding dress styles. Below your premier South Florida bridal boutique offers some advice on the best dress styles for different body types.

Petite Body Types

Brides that are petite will want to avoid overwhelming their small frame. For these brides, it's best to keep it simple. Rather than a big, poofy ballgown, a petite bride should choose an airy sheath dress or trumpet style wedding dress. Petite figures look great in empire waistlines as well, as they draw the eye up and create an illusion of longer legs. If you're petite and in love with the dropped-waist or mermaid style, those aren't off limits; just be sure to opt for slim, more structured skirts over the wide ones.

Straight Body Types   

Brides with straight body types will want to look for a dress that creates curves where she doesn't have them. A voluminous skirt will give you curvier looking hips, while amazing intricate designs and contouring seems create curves all over. A sheath wedding dress will accentuate a statuesque frame. If you want to show off your great legs, consider a dress with a slit in the skirt. To balance your height, choose a high neckline with a full, A-line skirt. For straight body types, you don't have to worry about a big, poofy gown overwhelming your figure - and we've got plenty of those at our bridal gown shop in Royal Palm Beach!

Hourglass Body Types

Brides with an hourglass figure should accentuate their curves with a body-hugging mermaid style dress. This is honestly one of the only body types that can successfully pull off a true mermaid sihouette dress. For this body type, it's best to not overdue the ruffles and tiers, as that would hide your sexy silhouette. Think fit and flare! An exaggerated drop waist and oversize tulle skirt would work well with this body type as well. Consider a cinched waistline to play up your small midsection.

Busty Body Types

For busty brides, you'll need to choose if you want something revealing or not. Finding the right gown for this body type depends highly on the neckline. Off-the-shoulder or bateau necklines help balance out a full bustline. Not too revealing, the square neckline looks great on those busty brides. While plunging V-necklines are a little risque, a more subtle dip looks a little sexy. Illusion "skin-baring" detail in a wedding dress is the perfect option for big-busted brides. As for the rest of the dress, a defined waistline is the best option for this body type.

Plus-Size Body Types

Whether you want to celebrate your curves or create the illusion of a smaller frame, we offer a variety of plus-size wedding gowns in Florida. Dresses with a corseted bodice will help redefine your shape. For a slimming look, try a lace illusion neckline partnered with a cummerbund-style waistline. A-line skirts are universally flattering as well. For an ultimate long and lean look, go with a high neckline, sheath silhouette and slight train. To show off your voluptuous shape, try a scoop neckline. Strategic draping of fabric can both add drama and define curves. Consider accessories, like a dark colored sash, to make your waist look trim.

Make an appointment at West Palm Beach's best bridal salon today by calling 561-793-4633. We'll help you find the perfect wedding gown to accentuate your body type. We offer a variety of bridal gown styles, including plus sizes. We can't wait to work with you!

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Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
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