One of the most important things about a wedding, for the bride, is getting the dress. Going to a store and simply picking out what you want is not enough. It’s best to know what kinds of wedding dresses are out there as well as how each one will fit your body. This will help in determining how you want the dress to accentuate your curves, if you want your curves to show at all. You’ll also get a better understanding with which types will fit your body the best as opposed to the ones that may not be so flattering.
Also known as the “trumpet” style, a mermaid style wedding dress is known for hugging your curves, accentuating them. This is a great style for a woman who is curvy or who has an hourglass figure. It’s called a mermaid dress because it’s bottom can resemble the fin or bottom half of a mermaid. This is also called a fishtail dress. Fishtail dresses are mermaid dresses with a small tail or train in the back.
Not to be confused with a ball gown style, a princess dress doesn’t have as wide of a bottom as a ball gown. This type of dress is good for any woman who has a rectangle shape, a pear shape, or an hourglass figure. It’s also flattering for a woman with a more heavy shape. This is known as a traditional type of gown.
An empire dress is very distinctive because it has a high waistline. This is beneficial for a bride who is pregnant. It can cover a pregnancy if you’re not showing too much, and if you are, the shape can look very flattering underneath the dress.
This type of dress has a vertical shape to it, starting from the shoulder area, all the way down to the bottom. It fits you like a sheath, hence, the name; it hugs the body, also accentuating your curves. The hemline even stays straight, and doesn’t come out into a wide shape like a mermaid dress does.
This type of dress is good for mimicking fairytale style dresses. This is also known as a Cinderella gown. A dress like this is perfect if you’re into that sort of theme, or if you simply want something that’s more formal and also traditional. Good for all body types.