What style wedding dress is best for me?
A mermaid silhouette is for the bride who doesn’t mind showing of her curves, regardless of her body type. This style is extremely fitted to the knees, flaring out at the bottom of the skirt. It is not the best style for women who are petite in height or like to get on the dance floor and have a good time the day of their wedding!
An A-line gown has a fitted bodice, and the skirt flares out towards the bottom, creating an “A” shape. The skirt can have a full or slim design (modified A-line). An A-line gown flatters all body shapes. If you are petite, try a modified A-line. With a small frame, a fuller, more elaborate gown can overwhelm you. If you have an hourglass or curvy figure, an A-line gown with a dropped waist can be flattering.
An empire gown has a high waist, which sits directly underneath the bust =, and a skirt that flows down to the hem. This gown suits brides who are lacking in height- the high waist will elongate your body and give you a taller appearance. If you are pear shaped or have a voluptuous figure, try the empire gown- it brings attention to the upper body.
If you want the fairy tale princess look- the ball gown is for you. The ball gown has a fitted bodice with a VERY full skirt. If you are tall and thin, a ball gown will add shape to your slight figure. This style also flatters figures that are pear shaped and voluptuous.
At the end of the day, you want to have fun and enjoy your shopping experience. Be true to yourself and go with the gown you love!