Best Wedding Gown For Your Body Type – By O’My Glamour!
Shopping for the perfect wedding dress can be overwhelming for most brides-to-be! There are a variety of styles, fabrics and necklines to choose from, but what is the right dress for your body type?
Bride Club ME asked Christina Karachaliou, Bridal Stylist and founder of O’ My Glamour! to come to the rescue. Christina shares essential tips on how to select the dress of your dreams according to your body shape and ensure you feel comfortable while looking like a timeless beauty in your wedding photos
Body shapes and dress cuts:
- Voluptuous: Opt for a drop-waist wedding gown with an A-line skirt and a ruched bodice, adorned with beads. Empire waist dresses with asymmetrical draping are also flattering to voluptuous figures. Avoid skirts with multiple tiers, and layers or ruffles.
- Boyish: If you want to add some curves to your figure, choose a ball gown style dress with a nipped-in waist, and a lavishly embroidered bodice. Go big on the skirt! Multiple layers will add volume and give the impression of a fuller figure.
- Petite: To elongate a petite frame, choose a slender sheath dress. Choose a bodice with elaborate embroidery and delicate cap sleeves. Avoid ball- gown style dresses and exaggerated silhouettes.
- Tall: If you are five foot ten or taller (1.78 cm) you can wear most styles of dress: from sheaths to A-line skirts and full ball gowns! Opt for a long veil to complement your wedding dress. Avoid gowns with high necklines and hairdos or head pieces that add unnecessary height.
- Full Bust: If you have a big bust, it is important to choose a gown which provides appropriate coverage and support. Avoid strapless gowns or ones with spaghetti straps. Dresses with slightly rounded necklines and ¾ length sleeves are ideal, combined with a full skirt to balance your curves.
- Pear Shaped: To balance your proportions and draw the eye on your upper body, choose a strapless gown or one with intricate detailing on the bodice such as ruching or beading. A dropped waist style skirt or classic A- line are always flattering choices.
- Hourglass figure: This is the easiest figure to dress as your proportions are ideal. Opt for a body-hugging mermaid dress to show off your curves! A bejewelled bodice, combined with a ruffled or tiered skirt will add glamour to your look.
Christina is also a proud member of the Bride Club ME vendor Club Directory. If you are interested in learning more about Christina and O’My Glamour! and are looking for a top stylist to help coordinate your style for the big day, check them out here.