• Amanda Garner

"The" Dress

Updated: Jun 25, 2019

Today, I am going to focus on attire. From the bridal gown to the tux, this month we will talk about it all. THE DRESS is the thing that makes the wedding, right? The bridal gown is the most dreamed about, most talked about part of a wedding, and can make you look like the goddess that you are on your wedding day. However, some people rush into buying a bridal gown too soon and this can change the whole look of your wedding. Planning every detail includes planning which dress will fit your day, your venue, your style, and your body type. Today we will focus on which dresses can accent the curves God and your mama gave you, and make you look like fifteen million dollars on your wedding day (because one is not enough).


1. A Line: Dreamy!

A line dresses are a classic bridal shape and can be flattering on all body types. This universal bridal shape looks excellent on all types of brides from petite to plus sized and the classic shape looks good in almost any setting. The middle dress from BHLDN even has pockets! Every girl's dream!


2. Ball Gown: Fit for a Queen!

This shape is for the woman who wants to feel like a fairy princess or a true QUEEN. This shape is fitted in the bodice and the largest skirt you will find. However, the shape can be overwhelming if too petite or if you have shorter torso like me. This shape looks great on pear shaped and brides with a boxy shape.



3. Fit and Flare: VaVaVoom!

This shape is similar to a mermaid and sheath look, but has a more structured look throughout the bodice. This fits to the bodice almost to the knees and flares at the bottom. This looks excellent on those curves! Shape wear may be a must, but it is definitely worth it! This is personally my favorite look because of the modern feel, plus it is flattering on many shapes if you are willing to handle the #Spanx! #MeghanMarkleVibes



4. Mermaid: Curves for Days!

The mermaid shape, similar to the fit and flare, has the same fitted bodice, but the skirt is more full. The mermaid silhouette making curves look even more accentuated and voluptuous! Highlighting your hourglass assets is always a wise choice. Check it out:



5. Sheath Silhouette: Drop-Dead Gorgeous!

This silhouette is definitely a shape that is worth a try on at the store. It elongates a petite shape, but a pear shape can appear unbalanced in this look. However, just as I said the petite bride can look swallowed by a large ballgown, this shape can make the petite bride look like a powerful queen.



6. Short: Simply Irresistible!

This shape is for the bride that is not traditional or into more modern shapes and less formal affairs. It can also be used as a second dress so that you have more room to move on the dance floor!




7. Jumpsuits: Power Suit!

This shape is most definitely for the modern bride. Pantsuits look amazing on most anyone and is great for the woman that wears the pants! #Bossbabe #Powersuit


While this list covers the major shapes, it does not cover details, accessories, shoes or other details that go into making your day everything you have dreamed. I hope this guide helps you in picking out a style that will match your shape, personality, and vision for your big day!




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