Dress STYles And Body SHAPes
We find that a bride can feel overwhelmed when she visits us simply because she DOESNT KNOW WHAT THE DRESS STYLES AND SHAPES TERMINOLOGY IS… So if we can fix that for you, we are one step ahead, and you are a little less overwhelmed!
SO theeee BIG PUFFY DRESSES – Ballgowns. Princess Gowns. They are usually more fitted and structured in the bodice, with a skirt that comes out from the waist (drop waists also do exist) with petticoats and underskirts for size. They come in a variety of materials, but these tend to suit all body shapes as they flatter and give structure. If you consider yourself ‘short’ in height, you may feel when you try these gowns that they ‘drown’ you, BUT remember the length will be altered and it will be perfect once it fits!!! GO WITH YOUR FEELINGS ALWAYS!
Next up we have the A LINE gowns, ‘slightly floaty, a little bit puffy, fitted but not so fitted’ These gowns are again fitted more so in the bodice, but almost have all the petticoats and underskirts removed, they still have more skirt than a fitted option but they give a more soft, whimsical look. A lines do tend to suit everyone! But again a reminder here….GO WITH YOUR FEELINGS!!
And finally we have the Fitted gowns, Fit and Flare, Mermaid, Sheath, Column dresses, the figure hugging gowns, ‘the gowns that won’t suit me’
I am a big champion for trying this gowns on, if they are a little bit on your radar, because these gowns, the majority have a lot of structure, bead work and lace make them tight, some have internal corsets, additional boning etc etc. So if you think they won’t suit you, I challenge you! I have worked with a lot of brides now where they wished they could wear a fitted gown but didn’t think they would suit them…guess what they ended up going with???
But ultimately the point behind this blog is, helping you understand when you go to your appointments just what dresses are available. Enabling you to have better and more knowledgeable conversations, giving you insight into what potentially could be done, and empowering you to go with your feelings, whatever you think you will go for, go with that explore that, and just be confident in your choices.
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