Bridal Gown Shopping Tips And The Types That Best Fit Your Body

Every bride wants to look their best on their wedding day. One of the biggest decisions they have to make is which bridal gown they will be wearing for their big day. Finding a gown you like can be hard enough, but finding one that looks good on your body type can be even harder. 

Tips for Bridal Gown Shopping

  1. Get a little dolled up. It's good to see what each bridal gown would look like with your hair and makeup done. 
  2. Only go bridal gown shopping with people who love and support you but will also be honest with you. There's nothing worse than having your loved ones hype up a dress only to later find out they don't think it suits you. 
  3. Trust your consultant. Your bridal consultant is a professional. You may have your heart set on a certain type of gown, but your consultant will have an outside and unbiased perspective. Trust it. 

Best Gowns for Small-Chested Brides

Small-chested brides may feel they are at a disadvantage, but there are still a few types of gowns that work wonderfully with their body type. 

Small-chested brides may want to try one of the following bridal gowns:

  • Deep plunge V-neck
  • Open-back
  • Cut-out 
  • Off-the-shoulder

The deep plunge V-neck and the open-back gowns are something that only a small-chested bride can pull off. The open-back gowns are not able to be worn with a bra, therefore making them perfect for small-chested brides. 

The cut-out and off-the-should bridal gowns are perfect for complimenting the bride's other features instead of focusing on the one thing she doesn't have. These dresses are made to show off a bride's curves. 

Best Gowns for Full-Chested Brides

Just as there are gowns better suited for small-chested brides, there are also some for full-chested brides. 

These bridal gowns can include:

  • Strapped or sleeved
  • High-back or corset
  • Sweetheart or bateau necklines

These wedding gowns are perfect for a bride with a bigger chest because they can all offer coverage for bra straps, if needed, and offer support. They will also hug the bride in the best places, which will flatter her best curves. 

Best Gowns for Hourglass Brides

The hourglass body type could be one of the most common body types for women, which means there are plenty of options to choose from.

Brides with an hourglass shape will want to choose one of the following bridal gown types:

  • Corset
  • Mermaid
  • Fit and flare

These dress types are made to flatter the feminine shape of a bride. They will hug and show off the best curves while strategically hiding what you may not want your guests to see. For more information on bridal gowns, contact a dress company such as CC's Bridal Couture.