Romantic and voluminous with layers upon layers of frothy tulles, delicate laces, sleek silks and crinkly taffetas, a ballgown is the dream dress for many brides-to-be. The big skirt will make you look curvier if you have a boyish body and it will cover your stomach, but avoid it if you are petite because it will make you look even smaller.
Petite brides who want to walk down the aisle in a princess-style dress should opt for an A-line silhouette instead of a traditional ballgown. You still get to wear multiple layers with divine embellishments, but the shape of the skirt is just slightly less dramatic. This dress sihouette suits most brides, but you have to get the waistline right.
A slightly dropped waistline, just like the names suggests, drops and flares out slightly below the waistline around your hip area. This fit-and-flare style will elongate your figure if you are short and accentuate your waist.
Wedding dresses that feature high, empire waists and long, breezy skirts are perfect for petite brides. The longer skirt will make you look taller and can either complement a slim figure or cover up wider hips.
A sheath dress instantly reminds you of old Hollywood glamour! They are sleek and body-hugging but without a flare. They will beautifully showcase that perfect wedding body you have worked so hard to acieve. It doesn’t have the drama of a ball gown, but you can pick a style with a removable princess overlay.
If you have the perfect curves, then a tightly-fitted, strapless mermaid or trumpet wedding gown is the perfect style. It follows your body shape, but with a flared skirt that adds an element of drama. A mermaid skirt is fitted to the knee, while the trumpet style has a longer flared skirt.
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