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Style your Body Shape

When it comes to wedding dresses there is a LOT of choice. From lace to satin, empire to A-line, fishtail to ballgown, sweetheart neckline to boat neck and thats just to name a few, so it can be daunting to know where to start for even the most confident brides.

So where do you start?

We believe the best place to start is by knowing your body shape and then choosing the best styles to suit your figure.

We have put together a few handy tips for you to follow when searching for you perfect dress.

Pear Shape -

A-line or Ball gown are the key shapes. A skirt that flows out in the A-formation from the natural waist is best. The ball gown will also be suitable as it will emphasise your waist and flatter your low half.

Big bust -

If you have a big bust straps will often give extra support howere a well structured strappless gown will also be suitable. If you prefer strapless then a scooped neckline or a slightly dipped sweetheart neckline are best suited as they will give you the most support and coverage. A straight across neckline will make the bust appear fuller.

Athletic -

Fish tail, mermaid or fit and flare. Most brides with an athletic build want to create the illusion of curves and you don't have to worry about any lumps or bumps a slim fitting gown pulled in at the wait and above the knee will add additional curve to the body. Also by adding a strap or sleeve it can balance out broader shoulders.

Apple Shape -

Empire Line or A-line are the best shapes for an apple shape. Choose something that clinches you in just above the waistline of under the bust and flows down from there over the hips

Petite -

Fit and flare or fitted A-line. If you are a petite bride it would be best to stay away from anything that will cut the body in a certain place. Choose something with a continual pattern or flow and not waisted. This will help lengthen your body so you appear taller.

So know matter what shape you are there is a perfect dress waiting for you.

If you would like to book an appointment at Brides and Bustles Wedding Boutique then please do not hesitate to call 01582 883773, we are located between luton and Bedford and on the hertfordshire boarders.

Web: Address: The Olde Watermill Shopping Village, Barton Le Clay, Bedfordshire, MK45 4RF


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