Congratulations, you’re getting hitched! This ceremonial and joyous time is usually kicked off with one major task - finding the right dress.
Finding the right dress can be time consuming, stressful and troubling which is why Berkertex and other brands stock a range of dresses suitable for all occasions, making them a great first port of call for deciding what type of wedding dress you want – although there are plenty of other things to take into account too.
Consider the shape that would compliment your features most and give thought to what works best for you. Finding the right shape to flatter your figure is essential and should be one of the fundamental considerations for a bride to be.
Hourglass shaped ladies are balanced in proportion across the top and bottom. Women with hourglass figures might want to consider a fishtail dress, which hugs both the top and bottom elements of your body. The key to dressing an hourglass figure is to pick a dress that accentuates your waist, showing off your best assets.
A two-piece gown could be ideal for women with this figure. It could be worth avoiding any extravagant embellishments on the chest or hips as they are already balanced and this could end up interfering with this.
Triangle shaped ladies are wider across the top than the bottom. This means that your hips could be narrower than your shoulders. One way to avoid looking like a triangle would be to add a sweeping neckline. This look works well to cover up wider shoulders.
Puffed sleeves should be avoided as this will draw attention to your shoulders. Halternecks will also help to reduce the look of broad shoulders so dresses with this neckline could be a good option.
Detailing around the neckline and lapels will accentuate your shoulders, enhancing the triangle shape. Such embellishments should therefore be avoided.
Apple shapes are top heavy and tend to have less emphasis on the bottom half of their body. Empire line dresses are great at hiding a bit of a tummy and give your waist a slimmer look.
Ball gown shapes work well for those with apple figures as they create a statement hour glass look that exudes elegance and sophistication.