What is your silhouette!?
That is a very important question you should answer before shopping for a wedding gown. Your perfect silhouette is designed to enhance your assets and hide away any problem areas and make you feel beautiful on your wedding day. Wedding gowns are to compliment you and enhance your beautiful assets while at the same time hiding any problem areas that you may have. So learn your shape and then go find your perfect silhouette.
One of the most requested silhouettes is the Mermaid also called Fishtail and/or the trumpet. This style is fitted from the top all the way down to the knee or hip and makes a sharp flare out down to the floor. You can have several different fabric treatments on this silhouette that will change your shape creating different illusions to enhance those assets and hide problem areas. Pick ups, pin tucks, gathers and tufted fabric treatments work to hide any bulge in your stomach and adds a rounded curve around the hips and bust.
The second silhouette is the Sheath, this gown is fitted yet loosely falls over the body like a shimmering waterfall. The sheath gown is 70’s inspired and has never left the bridal scene. This silhouette creates a sexy and sophisticated look that every woman would love yet this might not compliment everyone. This silhouette also comes with various fabric treatments and overlays that will also compliment your shape.
The Ballroom gown is the third silhouette and this style has a corset bodice that pulls in the mid section and pushes up the bust then flares out at the natural waist creating a full skirt. If not careful with this silhouette it can shrink your height drastically if the skirt is too full. So choose wisely when you want a princess style wedding gown, they come in several different ways in order to fit every height and size.
The last silhouette is the A-Line, and this style is fitted at the bust and veers out in the shape of an A falling over the body. Although this style falls over the body it is however structured and doesn’t fall as freely as the sheath silhouette does meaning it will be more stiff and not much room to hide flaws in certain areas. This silhouette has the ability to have an empire waistline or even a princess cut waistline creating multiple different looks.
There are different wedding gown silhouettes with multiple fabric treatments offered to compliment every body type, but you should know first hand what your body type is, what you are trying to show and hide. Next inform your consultant about your shape, assets and problem areas. Once your consultant knows what your body type is and what you want to showcase and hide they will automatically know what to bring out to you and what you should stay away from.
The silhouette that you choose is very important because it will create an illusion that will play into what you see as your perfect body type.