If you’re “Apple/ Tri-angled” Shaped
Women with the “Apple Shapes” can fit into two categories: round body types or wide at the top and then taper down to a slimmer bottom. The rounder “apples” may carry extra weight in their stomach area. If you are this type of “apple,” and are a bit fuller in the waist, stick to wedding dresses that will give the illusion of a smaller waist-line. These include:
*Textured bodices: this will camouflage imperfections around the waist so that your stomach area doesn’t catch the eye of others
* Embellished designs: Embroidery such as strategic beading will make your waist appear smaller.
The other type of “apple” shaped women tends to have broader shoulders, larger busts, and a wide waist. Because these types have narrow hips in relation to their shoulder size, a dress that cinches in at the smallest point of the waistline should complement their body types. If this description fits you:
*Opt for a textured bodice (ruche or lace detailing) that will fit snugly to your waistline. This creates a “corset” like effect on your waist.
*Avoid trumpet styled dresses. These call attention to the widest area of your body and flare out to the lower body (legs and knees), where you are most slender.
#1 TIP: Both of the “Apples” will benefit from…
*A deep V-neckline dress. This creates a vertical line, drawing eyes towards the slender, vertical line of your body, not the horizontal
*A dress with an “A” line or empire waist that gently falls away from the body.
“Hourglass” Shaped Body tips
If you are the woman who has the most desired body type among the rest, possessing a curvaceous body. You are characterized as the lady with large shoulders and bust, narrow waist, wide hips, buttocks and thighs, but in proper proportion to your shoulders. You have the body with most balance. Curvy figures with a balanced bust and hips and defined waist line will do best in finding a dress that accentuates the small waist, making the most of the feminine points of your body (your curves!).
Choose styles such as:
*Mermaid fit gowns
*Corset styled dresses
*Fuller skirts (trumpet styled gowns) that fit the body and flare out below hips
*Sweetheart or scoop necklines
*Strapless gowns (with fitted waists)
*Two piece dresses (with fitted bodice)
#1 TIP: Stick with styles that accentuate the waist, and those with fuller skirts.
This article is brought to you by Aleana’s Bridal Shop located in the town of Ridgewood, NJ – Bergen County.