The narrow shape flows straight down from the neckline to the hem. This style looks good on lean frames, hourglass shapes, and petite bodies. Sheath dresses can accentuate extra inches, so they are unflattering for pear-shaped frames.
If You Are Petite
If you have a petite frame, you should look for trumpet, sheath, and modified A-line gowns. Find a style with a waistline above your natural waist to make the lower half of the dress, and you, appear longer. The fabric is up to you, but you can pull off a high sheen.
If You Are Plus-Sized
An empire dress with a skirt that begins just under the bust and flows into a gradual floor-length A-line is recommended. Make sure the empire seam does not start on the chest and that there is no pleating of the fabric, which is reminiscent of maternity wear.
The dress should play up your shape. If it's too loose, it will add pounds. For those who are still having trouble locating the right dress for your shape, stop by Brides of Today to view our vast selection. We are delighted to assist you in any way.
The Perfect Dress
Trying to find the perfect dress can be daunting for any bride. For curvy women, it can be downright traumatic. We offer some tips on avoiding a bad experience:
1. Find a place that will treat you right. Just because you are a curvy woman does not mean you should be treated rudely by an associate.
2. Keep an open mind. The styles available for curvy women are endless. Find the look you envision for yourself, and let the dress reflect your personality.
3. This is your experience. This day belongs to you. Slipping into that special dress should make you feel happy and leave you ready to say "I Do" with a big smile. Buy the dress that makes you feel absolutely gorgeous!
Spring 2017 Wedding Dress Trends
For spring 2017, we have many new arrivals. The details mainly focus on romance, lace, and floral lace applique. We have tiered skirts, tulle, silk, and organza in numerous styles. Contact us to make an appointment to see all of the 2017 wedding dress trends arriving at Brides of Today. Our staff will help make all of your wedding dreams come true.