Wedding Dresses in the UK
A wedding dress is probably the most memorable one you'll ever wear in your life. So, no wonder wedding dresses come in tons of styles and cuts to make any woman look her best. Today, there are also plenty of guest wedding dresses that will suit swanky, upscale ceremonies as well as beach or garden nuptials. There's something for everyone to make this day remarkable in the best way possible.
Finding a perfect wedding dress is one of the most exciting but, at the same time, stressful purchases in your life. After all, it’s your bridal dress that sets the tone for the whole wedding, and during the nuptial, all eyes are sure to be on you. Yet, with so many styles available out there, choosing “the one” for your big day may be overwhelming. So before embarking on your hunt for the wedding gown of your dreams, you may want to check the most popular kinds of bridal dresses and decide what style can flatter your figure.
The Empire Waist Dress
Empire-style dresses are recognised by the raised waistline just below the chest. From the waistline, the rest of the dress nicely flows down to the hem. This silhouette skims over the hips and tummy area, meaning it’s perfect for pear-shaped women who would like to disguise a full waist and hips. The empire gown is also great for apple-shaped brides, yet they should look for dresses that taper in at the narrowest part of the midsection and flare out over the rest of the tummy, hips, and thighs. Pleats around the waist aren’t your option since they can add bulk to your stomach. Also, make sure that the skirt skims or just slightly hugs your body. Otherwise, it may make you look bigger.
That being said, an empire-waist dress fits well on other body types as well. It’s especially flattering for women with a smaller bust. It draws eyes to the neckline and creates definition. Also, it’s the best choice for pregnant brides since it flows from the bust line and can hide their growing tummy.
The A-Line Dress
This gown is tightly fitted at the bodice and then it flows out to the ground with a line resembling “A”. Thanks to its classic and simple style, it’s appropriate for any figure and type of nuptial. Though, it’s particularly great for those with a larger chest or larger lower body. Also, it’s flattering for petite and slim ladies since it creates the illusion of curves and makes you taller visually. Since the A-line gown has a very versatile shape, some embellishments on its neckline or waistline can accentuate your best features and hide your problem areas.
This is a classic style with a fitted bodice and an extremely full skirt. This style can also accommodate most shapes but it’s especially great on those with fuller hips since the full skirt emphasises the waist and hides the lower body. It also does a great job at creating an hourglass look.
The Trumpet Gown
With the skirt flaring out just below the hips (like the bell of a trumpet), this style doesn't add extra volume and bulk to your body. Being snug under your chest, it hugs your waist, hips, and tights. This style is perfect for hourglass-shaped women that want to show off their ideal silhouette or for those who want to create the illusion of more curves, aka straight shapes.
The Sheath Gown Or Column Dress
Also known as a column dress, a sheath gown fits your curves from head-to-toe. It elongates your profile and helps girls appear taller, that’s why it’s a popular choice among petite brides. This dress can conceal minor flaws but is unforgiving to serious sins.
The Mermaid Dress
Hugging your body from chest to knees and then flaring down, mermaid dresses make for a very elegant look. They highlight your curves and are often worn by slender women, both short and tall, that want to look and feel sexy on a big day. Though, it’s not the best choice for brides with fuller figures.
It’s up to you choose a dress that will make everyone appreciate your curves or the one that will hide some problem areas and allow you enough movement when you get down on a dancefloor.