Advise and Inspiration From Lilly Lou
The search for your wedding gown is an experience like no other. Whether you’ve decided to go for a bespoke wedding gown or a ready-made designer dress from a bridal boutique, the more knowledge prior to your search for that particular dress the more likely you are to enjoy yourself.
Do not at any time commit or settle for second best and don’t be pushed into signing and purchasing the dress you are not 100% sure of. Remember, this is a considerable investment. As far as investments go, financially, this might be the largest amount you spend on a dress, as well as emotionally. Be a refined version of your beautiful self. Your husband-to-be knows you better than anyone else and wants you to walk down that aisle glowing your inner beauty as well as wearing a dress that makes you totally yourself!
“A surprising number of brides come to me, confused in which style they should wear or which style will suit them. You don’t wear a wedding dress everyday so how could you know? I always advise and recommend to simply be true to yourself and your personality. What would you normally wear and what do you think will suit you best. Take your normal everyday preferred length, neckline, waistline and skirt shape and that’s when we have a starting point.”
To find the dress that has a perfect fit, it’s imperative to understand what body shape you are. Choosing the cut which suits your body shape and flatters your figure will give you more confidence.
When choosing a wedding dress, it’s important to find a shape that properly accentuates your figure. Some silhouettes are extremely versatile, while others are less forgiving when it comes to hiding problem areas. Here are some popular styles and suggestions for finding the most figure-flattering dress:
DEEP-V BALL GOWN
This model has a fitted bodice, full skirt and fits many shapes. Corset style puts attention to the bust area so if you have large cups be careful with the a deep V. Go for a Sweetheart or Straight neckline if you have large cups.
V-NECK EMPIRE DRESS
An extremely versatile style for most shapes. It modestly covers larger busts and draws attention to the neckline. The high waist flatters fuller figures.
Ideal for all brides, especially plus-size as it draws out and creates a slimming effect. It also creates the illusion of curves on slim frames, with a tight waist.
Though most flattering for tall, hourglass or slender brides, this style combined with a sweetheart neckline can hide a few problem areas and can create curves.
A dress for slender or pear-shaped figures. A drop waist and full skirt draw out the chest and accentuate the waist. With a sweetheart neckline, it creates an hourglass look.
EMPIRE WAIST DRESS
An empire waist wedding dress will offer the most forgiving style, especially for pear-shaped figures. A flowing shape creates balance and conceals unwanted areas, such as fuller hips, long torsos or short legs.