Wedding Dresses: Different Kinds and Shapes
Preparing for a wedding: don’t forget to consider a very important factor–the wedding dress. In choosing her wedding dress, the bride has to keep in mind that a perfect or good fit and style will surely make her stunning.
A style showing a bursting middle, waist that is thin and a definite top is called the hourglass. The dress could either be undecorated and bare or embellished with full embroidery. For a bride with full hips, small waist and big bust, this type of wedding dress will emphasize her curvaceousness.
The A-line cut of wedding dress is considered a very classic design. It appears as the letter ‘A’ that is why it is named as such. Oftentimes, it has a flaring skirt, tapered top and sloped waist. This style best suits a bride with a figure that has more bulk on the waist and hips.
Looking like a mermaid’s tail is the mermaid shaped style wedding dress. A distinguishing feature of this dress is that it has a narrow top which flares out down the knees. The fishtail wedding dress resembles the mermaid dress but its distinguishing feature is that it has a longer train. This design of wedding dress is good for brides with small waists and busts. Brides with smaller figure can look taller with this style because the overall line is highlighted.
Another closely fitted design is the sheath wedding dress where its hem most often stops just over the knees. To show off the sexy figure of a woman but not showing too much detail, simple materials are often used to produce this type of dress. For women who want to highlight long legs and slender hips, this is a great dress style.
An age-old design that is still loved is the empire-waist dress that made to fit tightly around the bust line but the rest of the dress flows down straight. For brides with smaller busts and slightly perfect hips, this wedding dress is the best choice. The dividing line in the fabric gives the look of a larger breast and also makes the wearer look slimmer.
Looking like an evening dress is the column or straight cut dress but instead of the usual black, it is white. Because the shape of this dress is common, most brides could have worn a dress with the same shape already hence it gives them a feeling of ease wearing it. There is a tendency that bumps or lumps will become evident if the dress is made out of thin and soft fabric because this design has no underskirt. For a bride with a proportioned figure, she can wear this dress gracefully particularly in a formal wedding.
Another design is the gathered skirt which has pleats and folds at the waist or hip level or at the meeting of the skirt and bodice. This dress is similar to those worn by fairy tale princesses. For the tall and thin young brides, they wear this dress better because of the effect given by the volume of the skirt and enhanced hips which makes them seem quite smaller.