If your wedding is fast approaching then you may be wondering which wedding dresses will help you to look your best on this special day if you’re a little out-of-shape. Here is a guide to which styles will help to hide any imperfections in your figure, and what type of bride will benefit from them.
Imagine this scenario.
You have been busy juggling your job, kids, family and planning for your wedding. Your gym membership has expired and the exercise bike sits, gathering dust, in the corner.
No doubt you will be getting some lovely pictures taken at no little expense and all eyes will be on you, so it’s very easy to be aware of any imperfections in your figure. So if you do have an unsightly bulge or two, or are just carrying an extra few pounds and are conscious about this, then which type of dress is going to help you look fantastic and feel confident?
The Style’s The Key
Regardless of your size, body-shape or weight there is a dress out there that will help you to look slender and gorgeous on your big day, which is exactly as it should be! It simply depends on you choosing the correct size for your shape, and so by knowing in advance which will look best on you, you’ll have an easier time finding that special wedding gown and feeling confident about wearing it.
Let’s look at the options:
Ball Gown Wedding Dress
A ball gown wedding dress has a tight or corset top with a very full skirt cascading out beneath it. It is your classic ‘Cinderella’ dress and will make you look like a princess! If you are a pear-shaped woman with bigger bottom or hips then this style will help to make you look defined on top and also disguise these potentially problematic lower areas leaving you looking great.
Sleeved Wedding Dress
Arms can often be a source of worry for brides, especially since many wedding dresses are strapless or sleeveless. This is not the tradition however and doesn’t have to be the case at all; you can certainly wear a long sleeve or short sleeve wedding dress.
Be careful to choose lace or sheer sleeves on your gown to look young and contemporary. There will no longer be any reason to worry about your arms and there isn’t a man alive who doesn’t find lace sexy! Also if they’re good enough for Kate Middleton then they’ll be good enough for you!
A-line Wedding Dress
The A-line dress is very popular for wedding dresses because it is suitable for every woman’s body type. The A-line style looks like an ‘A’ shape, being slimmer on top and wider at the hem on the bottom. This will help your waist look slimmer if that’s an issue. If you are trying on dresses it is almost certain that you will encounter an A-line dress.
Empire Wedding Dress
The classic empire style dress is perfect for anyone who is worried about their tummy. The waist of the dress starts really high up, under your bust, and the skirt of the dress flows down and outwards from the body to the hem. This will hide any issues you might have with the trunk of your body.
Finally the material you choose will make a difference. Choosing silk or other slinky fabrics will give you a figure-hugging dress which may not be suitable, so it may be better to go with a dress made of taffeta, tulle or other fabrics with a bit more body.
So don’t worry if your wedding day is approaching and you’ve got some areas of your body which you don’t want to highlight to all of your guests. Simply consider these styles and then you can rest easy in a dress that will make you look and feel great!