Bridal Dresses to Give a Slim Silhouette
By the time they get the chance to walk down the aisle, many ladies have been dreaming of their ideal wedding gowns for years. Despite that, finding the right dress can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, especially for brides-to-be looking for a slimming gown.
With all the selections available, finding a dress that can flatter your frame and add a slim illusion to your structure can be overwhelming and downright frustrating for many. However, finding “the one” bridal gown in which you’ll feel both beautiful and comfortable doesn’t have to be a painstaking process.
After all, your wedding dress is going to be the centrepiece as you walk gracefully down the aisle. A silhouette that hugs your figure in all the right places will transform you into the blushing, beautiful bride that you are! In that regard, here are some tips that should steer you to the right path in your hunt for the perfect wedding gown that you’d love to say “I do” in.
Tip #1: Know What Type of Silhouette You Want
Before embarking on your wedding dress shopping journey, be sure to familiarise yourself with the various types of silhouettes available. Whether you have to scroll through the pages of Google or rifle through bridal magazines, get to know each one and note what you think is best for your body type. In that regard, here are the most common types you’ll see:
- Ballgown – The dress that looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale; the fitted bodice and full skirt are the perfect definitions of what many would describe as the classic “princess” look.
- A-line – This style is arguably the most popular as it is flattering for all body types. The form boasts of a fitted waist, flaring out at the waistline and down to the floor in a seamless A shape.
- Trumpet – This type hugs the neckline and stays fitted down the hips, before flaring out lavishly at the bottom.
- Mermaid – Similar to a trumpet gown with a fitted bodice, the only difference between that and a mermaid dress is that the latter flares out until about mid-calf. This is perfect for those with an hourglass body type as it tends to accentuate curves.
- Sheath – Sheath gowns are all about straight lines from the neckline down to the hem. It’s a simple design meant to fit you like a glove without any fancy swirls, twists, and turns found in the seams.
- Tea Length – This is a fun, vintage silhouette that is ideal for a light-hearted bride-to-be and casual, garden weddings. Most tea-length dresses are in an A-line shape, though the hem ends in the middle of the calf or at the top of the ankle. For a short gown with a twist check out our Poesy
With this in mind, take your time to experiment with different styles. You may have been dreaming about an over-the-top, dazzling, and highly embellished gown, but you’d be surprised at how a simple and straightforward dress can make you feel like you’re walking straight from a Disney movie.
Tip #2: A-Line Cuts Always Look Slimming for Any Body Type
If you’re open to any style of a wedding gown, consider going for an A-line cut as it is designed to flatter any body type while providing just as much coverage and comfort. The empire waist hugs seamlessly right under the bust line, immediately flowing down to the floor into an A-line, making it an ideal silhouette for any body type. Our plunging Pacifica gown is an elegant A-line design.
Tip #3: Slim Your Tummy Using a Corset
If you want to hide your insecurities in your belly area, an excellent way to do it is by adding a fitted corset in the bodice to hold your figure together. It can instantly slim down your frame and elevate the look of your dress as it adds a lavish touch to the design. Lizbeth is a fab example of a corset back wedding gown.
Tip #4: Add Layers or Go for a Ballgown Cut to Slim Your Frame
Your legs may be one of your problem areas, but that doesn’t have to get in the way of your picture-perfect look for your big day! You can conceal certain areas you aren’t confident about by adding layers to the right parts of the wedding gown. Not only will it hide your insecurities, but it can also accentuate your figure and add a dramatic flair to your ensemble. Going for a ballgown cut is also another option as it can instantly transform you into a princess-like bride all while hiding your legs. Roberta would be a great option or Milly for ruffles.
Now you know what you are looking for you can browse our latest collection of stunning bridalwear.