Help! How do I choose a wedding dress style that fits my body type? Every bride needs a little help in choosing the right wedding gown for her unique figure. Not only do you want something that fits your personality, but finding a dress that is flattering on you is also very important! Just think of all of the photos you will be captured in, creating memories from your special day. Of course you want to look and feel your best.
Here is a list of popular wedding styles and silhouettes with lots of pictures used as examples. After you’ve decided on the best style for you, check out these 2012 Wedding Dress Trends! Fortunately, the ball gown style is in, a wedding dress style that is flattering on most women. Think big billowing skirts with ornate details accompanied by a strapless lingerie inspired bustier; ultra-romantic, chic, and sexy.
A-line Wedding Dresses: An A-line dress is fitted at the top and gradually widens toward the hem, thereby resembling the letter A. This is a very popular style of wedding dress, partly because it can be pulled off for a casual or formal wedding and is flattering on all shapes and sizes, especially if you have large hips that you’d prefer not to showcase.
2012 designers are really playing up the ball gown next year with lots of details and drama, using tiered layers of organza, ornate beadwork, three-dimensional flowers, and vintage inspired lacing.
You can find modern designed ball gowns that also add in a mix of fun and whimsy, making them appropriate for even less formal affairs. The ball gown style is flattering on most figures, unless you are very petite. Shorter figures may appear to be drowning in this dress.
Short wedding dresses come in just as many styles as your traditional longer gowns, from strapless to sleeveless v-necks. In 2011 and 2012 you’ll be able to find even shorter lengths reaching down to just your mid thigh in addition to the tea length, falling at your mid calf. If you’ve got a great pair of legs or shoes to show off, why not? Just look how elegant you can still be in a shorter dress.
Some brides are even purchasing two wedding dresses, a long ball gown for the ceremony and then changing into a sexy short wedding dress for the reception. This is a great idea if you are known to shake it on the dance floor, and it really just adds to your overall comfort while enjoying the after party with your new husband, family, and friends.