Know Your Style

Ok so by the stage of reading this I hope you have had a browse at dress materials and a glance at different shapes and styles which you are loving. Now I am going to show you exactly what the service in our store provides, for each of our brides individually. We talk them through their personal preferences which makes their dress “thee one” then advise on what we think will suit them best.

So, here goes a little insight on how we discover a girls dream dress….

There are so many different shapes  and styles however, the fun bit is identifying which shape meets your aspirations while making sure it works for your body shape and wedding theme.

Firstly we need to recognise what your own body shape is and the styles to suit:

Neat Hourglass
This is where your bust is well defined and you have soft curves to your hips, bum and tum. Luckly this is the easy one and most shapes will flatter you as long as you have balanced proportions.
***** Bias Cut
***** A- Line
****   Fishtail
****   Ballgown
****   Empire
***     Shift
A Bias Cut dress will hide nothing, so it is a perfect choice for a neat hourglass

Full Hourglass
A Fuller bust to an neat hourglass, well defined waist, full hips and possibly a curvy bum. If you get a good fit on the hips you will often find the waist on skirts and trousers are too large. close fitting designs are your best fit.
*****  Fishtail
*****  Ballgown
****    Bias Cut
****    A- Line
**        Empire
*          Shift
A Ballgown dress is what dreams are made off and it is the perfect dress for you!

Pear or Triangle
Your bust may be minimal or full, and your shoulder possibly narrow and sloping. A dress with a full skirt will work well.
***** A- Line
***** Empire
****   Ballgown
**       Fishtail
*         Bias Cut
*         Shift
An Empire wedding dress will flatter you as well as giving ease of movement around the dance floor. 

Inverted Triangle or Apple
You may have a minimal or defined waist. Dresses that show off your shoulders are great for your shape. Straight line styles work well on you, but avoid frills and flounces. You have the perfect shape to add details to your hips and bottom.
***** Fishtail
***** Shift
****   A- Line
****   Empire
**       Ballgown
*         Bias Cut
A Fishtail dress will emphasise your figure and create interest below the knees to give the wow factor.

You are lean and long as you hae minimal bust, Just a little shaping around your waist, and flat hips and bottom. You need a dress that really enhances your body shape. A Boned bodice and a fuller skirt will work well for you.
***** A- Line
****   Empire
****   Shift
***     Fishtail
**       Ballgown
*         Bias Cut
A simple A-line dress will be elegant and all the focus will be on you!

You may be full or flat chested and your rib cage seems to go straigth down to your waist. You have a flat bottom and hips and may carry a little weight around your middle. Straight styles are best for you, so find a dress that gives the illusion of a waist.
***** Shift
****   Empire
***     A- Line
***     Fishtail
**       Bias Cut
*         Ballgown
A shift dress will look striking with embellishment and detail.

If you are petite you should keep the detail of your look small and delicate

Large Boned
If you have a large boned structure you will be able to scale up the details and accessorise.

This is a small part of making your perfect dress. Call instore to have some fun playing around with necklines, train length and sleeve detail to match you up with THEE DRESS for you!!