How To Dress For Your Body Type

BODY TYPES

On your wedding day you will want to look as wonderful as you can possibly look.   You will need to know how to dress for your body type.  Here are some tips.

The Triangle ( or “Pear Shaped” ) Figure  

the triangle figure has a slender upper body

TRIANGLE SHAPE

 

Perhaps you are a girl with a ” triangle” figure.  The triangle figure has a slender upper body together with shapely legs, a trim waist and the feminine appeal of shapely hips.   

The big temptation when you have a   a ” triangle” figure is to show off your slender top with slim fitting dress.  This is a big mistake for this body type since small items of top clothing draw attention to your bottom, making it appear larger than it really is.  For this reason it’s a very bad idea for a girl with a triangular figure to wear ” mermaid” type silhouettes; this only accentuates the appearance of the size of the hips.

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For the perfect wedding dress for your body type, the thing to do is to “fill out” the upper half of your body.
You can do this with soft layers of wedding dress that fill out your top.  
You can “frill out “ your upper half with  a frilled bodice.   You should  wear a skirt that softly angles away from the natural waistline and  gradually flares out in an A formation from the natural waist to the floor.  

The A-Line Silhouette wedding dress will achieve this effect

 The A-Line Silhouette will create a graceful line For the ‘Triangle figure’.  This will highlight the narrowness of your midsection as it floats away from your hips and thighs.   For the skirt it’s best to choose a sturdy fabric such as Satin or Taffeta that will not cling to your legs.

To see more information on the A-Line Gown, proceed to THE A-LINE WEDDING DRESS

Pencil Slim Look For Triangle Figures

Pencil Slim Look For Triangle Figures

TALLER SLIM EFFECT

High Waisted Style

 

If you are ‘Triangle figure’ and wish to create a taller “pencil slim” effect then the dress for your figure should incorporate a high waisted style.  This will draw attention to your petite upper body.  A slender flowing skirt will make a graceful line.  

Ball – Gown Style For Triangular Figures

The Ballgown style is great for triangular figures

BALL GOWN STYLE

You can also  select a Ball-Gown style if you are triangle/pear shaped.   Then Ballgown “ natural waist” will be another way  to draw attention to your petite upper body and flatter your slim upper half.   Choose a skirt that gently flows away from your thighs and hips.

 

Circle Body Shape 

THE CIRCLE FIGURE

THE CIRCLE FIGURE

This body type is also known as “the apple” 

If you have a ‘Circular ‘ body shape you will need a dress that closes in and emphasises the smallest point of your waistline – and from that point flows down gradually and  gracefully  into an “A” shape.   Ideally you should select a bodice with a lot of texture such as detailed lace patterns.

For this body type select a neckline with a deep “V”.  This will attract the eyes of the viewer to the horizontal length aspect of your body rather than to the horizontal aspect.

Brides with circle shape  also look dazzling in dresses with sparkling jeweled necklines.  This also  that draw the eye up and away from their midsection.  Short hemlines that showoff their slim legs can also work well.

The Hourglass Figure

THE HOURGLASS FIGURE

THE HOURGLASS FIGURE

Congratulations if you have this type of figure.  Full breasts, a slim waist and curvy hips make your figure very lovely.   With your figure just about ANY silhouette will look great on you. A Slim look, a curvy look and a ball-gown style will all be fab for that special day and all of these three styles are available on the market.  You can show off your curves with a mermaid, sheath or ball gown.

Show off the ” hourglass” with a The Slender Look 

HOURGLASS SLENDER LOOK

HOURGLASS SLENDER LOOK

Show off your hourglass figure  with a streamlined look that from toe-to-toe enhances your beauty, charm and grace.

 

 

Ball Gowns For Hourglass Figures  

HOURGLASS BALL GOWN LOOK

HOURGLASS BALL GOWN LOOK

The match of a structured bodice together with a full skirt match together to give you a beautiful and elegant feminine look.

CURVY FIT FOR THE HOURGLASS FIGURE

CURVY FIT FOR THE HOURGLASS FIGURE

 

Curvy Fit For hourglass Figures 

A curvy fit and flare silhouette shows of and enhances your figure in all the right places.

 

Inverted Triangle Silhouette

If you have this figure type then your shoulders will be more broad than your waist and hips.   this means that you need to balance your broad shouldered frame. You can do this by wearing a Ball Gown, Short Gown or Mermaid/Trumpet.

  • The Ball Gown full skirt effect creates symmetry with your wider shoulders, while a structured bodice accentuates your trim waist.
  • SHORT GOWNS draw attention downward to your legs and this serves to balance your top half. (This effect can be heightened by wearing a great pair of heels).
  • The Mermaid/Trumpet – A slim bodice and flared skirt provides a flattering counterpoint to your strong and shapely shoulders.

Petite Body Silhouette Type

If you have  ‘Petite figure’ a Trumpet Silhouette Wedding Dress will help you look taller as will a modified A-line with a raised waist.  If you are very petite you need to be very careful of  the Ball Gown Silhouette Wedding Dress.  The  distinguishing feature of a ball gown is its extremely full skirt.   This will ” swallow  up”  your lovely petite figure with their voluminousness.

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