Dressing Your Curves

WE ALL HAVE CURVES

There! I said it. No matter what size or shape you are every bride deals with curves in some capacity. And when you begin your dress shopping journey it is important to have a head start on what shapes and silhouettes will make you feel beautiful and confident. Dress those curves ladies! Embrace it! And use these tips to help you along the way:

For the Petite Bride:

Don’t overwhelm your stature with big ball gowns! Instead, give your body a helping hand by wearing silhouettes such as trumpet or sheath. These styles help to elongate your torso, and create the illusion of being taller on the big day. We love Allure Bridals W391! This amazing combo of Lace, Satin & English Net will bring your fiancé to tears. Did we mention the illusion train??

Allure Bridals W391 Front

Allure Bridals W391 Front

Allure Bridals W391 Back

Allure Bridals W391 Back

For the Busty Bride:

While being well-endowed in the bust can sometimes be a blessing it can also be a pain in the neck, literally! The key here is to focus on giving yourself the extra support to feel comfortable and confident on your big day. Look at gowns with illusion necklines or straps. If you’re interested in taking the plunge and going strapless display your décolletage with confidence in a sweetheart or scooped cut bodice rather than straight across. We love Callista Bridal gown Alberto with an A-Line silhouette and illusion straps & back!

Callista Bridal, Alberto

Callista Bridal, Alberto

For the Hourglass Bride:

If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Embrace your curves, and show them off with mermaid, fit to flare, & drop waist gowns. These hip-hugging silhouettes will make any bride feel sexy on the big day. Want to showcase your curves even more? Look at gowns with corseted backs, ruching, and asymmetrical cuts. These flattering details will help smooth out any problem areas you don’t want to draw attention to. For our #curvybrides we recommend Mildred from the Morilee Julietta Collection!

Morilee, Julietta Collection, Mildred

Morilee, Julietta Collection, Mildred

For the Boyish Bride:

Don’t fret! If you are more lean-and-straight than curvy there are still a lot of gowns out there for you! Stick, (no pun intended), to gowns with voluminous skirts like ball gowns which cinch your waist, or, take a look at sheath gowns with billowing fabrics. These will help create curves and take your body to a whole new level! Our pick for you is Garden Party from Ivory & Co. This gown has a Silk Taffeta bodice with French Lace to make any bride feel beautiful on the big day!

Ivory & Co. Garden Party

Ivory & Co. Garden Party