It’s almost like a milestone in your life to shop for a wedding dress because you may have dreamed about it since you were a child. We wish it were as easy to find the ideal clothing that fits every body type; then, body-shaming and self-image problems wouldn’t exist. As far back as we can recall, neither in movies, commercials, nor television did we ever see a plus-sized bride. Thus, we were never able to grow up and witness someone who resembled us getting married.
Fortunately, things are gradually improving in a way that makes it less acceptable to shame someone for their appearance, which gives everyone the courage to flaunt their curves and be proud of themselves. It gave the romantic youngster hope that someone could and would love them just as they are, but first they needed to step into their power and embrace themselves.
All bodies are beautiful, and as the fashion industry changes, more brands are embracing an inclusive design philosophy, particularly in the realm of bridal wear. As more designers become aware of how often the curvy population is left behind, they begin to create curve collections and are now recognizing that brides can be curvy, rectangular, or skinny.
Your happiness shouldn’t be determined by your dress size! Continue reading for good advice on wedding attire that is ideal for all body shapes in order to make shopping as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Flaunt The Curves
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For brides who prefer a fitted silhouette but don’t want to overtly highlight their midsection, ruched or corseted dresses are perfect. For curvier shapes, the corseted versions with embroidery work well since they really cinch the waist and create a beautiful silhouette. You can even find an experienced designer who will design a wedding gown specifically for you, making you feel extra special with the color, design, and pattern of your choice.
Love Your Height
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The most attractive thing you can wear is confidence, and you should be proud of your height. Would you like to know a secret? Well, the majority of wedding gowns are made for taller women. Try on wedding gowns that you wouldn’t normally choose, and you could be astonished to find that you end up saying “yes!” to the outfit that you had planned to skip. You might try column and sheath styles, which appear exquisite and don’t cling to the body while giving you a mermaid vibe at your wedding.
Appreciate The Rectangular Figure
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A-line gowns are ideal for women with more straight-lined figures since they draw attention to the waist and give the bride a more formed appearance thanks to the longer skirt, which adds depth. We all enjoy shopping, but if you’re looking for a wedding dress, going with someone who knows you and is knowledgeable about clothes will only make the experience better and make it easier for you to select a dress that enhances the areas of your body you would like to highlight.
Proud Of Your Broad Shoulders
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Love your big shoulders? Then, don’t be afraid to draw attention to your toned areas because exquisite lace appliqués and beading can enhance your arms, shoulders, and body. If you want a balanced wedding look, consider a waist silhouette with a plunging neckline.
Embrace The Bust
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Corset tops can make brides appear bigger around the bust since they outline the bust and give the bodice a lovely contour. Combining a corset in a strapless style will be ideal if you adore your bigger bust and are making a point to choose a dress that emphasizes that area, as it creates balance and draws attention upward.
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