How to Choose a Wedding Gown That Flatters Your Figure

Your wedding day is the day when you get to be the fairytale princess you’ve always dreamed of. Your wedding outfit should be as stunning as you always imagined, bringing out the best in you. Yet, however beautiful a wedding dress is, if it does not flatter your figure, it may not make you feel the princess that you should be on your special day. You need to choose your wedding dress with care.

Just like a diamond, the beauty of a wedding dress is based on the cut, colour and clarity of design. Should you wear classic white or ivory? Should you wear a soft pastel shade of any other colour and stand out? What cut would flatter you most? How long should the wedding gown train be?

At Blu Ivory Bridal, we believe in Olivelli Cape Town’s words “selection a wedding dress is more than just a fitting. It’s a process, a memory in the making.” Walk through some of these tips to help you choose the right wedding dress to make you feel special on your wedding day.

The Right Shade of White: Did you know that there are at least 200 shades of wedding dress white to choose from? Choose the one that speaks to you most. From diamond white to alabaster, ivory to champagne and light gold, white is about effortless sophistication. Some colours go with a vintage cut; other shades are perfect for satin sheen. Rich, creamy alabaster compliments most skin colours. Even if you are not a fan of white, look carefully. There’s bound to be a shade that’s just you.

The Right Cut: The right cut is perhaps the most important element for a wedding dress that flatters you. What’s your style? A-line, ball gown, mermaid or empire? What about the neckline? Do you like halter, sweetheart, strapless or spaghetti straps? Next comes the fabric. Should you go for silk, chiffon, organza, lace, tulle or taffeta?

Know Your Body Type: Find a gown that accentuates your best assets but also allows you to move comfortably.

Here’s a guide to the right cut for your shape:

Ruler: If you have a linear structure with little curves, an undefined waist, regular bust and long legs and arms, look for dresses that define you more. V-necks, A-lines, cinched waists and flare at the hemline are options you could consider.

Hourglass: If you are all curves with full bust and hips and distinct waist, stay away from loose fits. Enhance your assets with scooped necklines, halter tops and V-necks.

Apple: For a full face and upper body, avoid ball gown skirts and volume. Look for fitted corsets, raised waists and bodices, drop v-necklines and empire cuts.

Pear: Have a narrow upper body and wide hips? Stay away from body-hugging mermaid gowns and ball gown. Consider wide-set straps, halter tops, scooped, squared or rounded necklines and V-necks.

Custom Orders: Make sure you give time for custom orders, at least six to eight months. Allow extra time for alterations by a seamstress. The earlier you start looking for your perfect wedding dress, the less stressed out you will be about finding it. If you rush, not only may you not find what you’re looking for but costs for custom orders may go up too.

Blu Ivory Bridal for the Perfect Wedding Dress, Toronto

At Blu Ivory, we encourage you to take time to browse around our boutique at ease. We have spacious change rooms to let you relax and try anything you fancy, without rushing. We are there to guide you, hear your wedding dress vision and find one to make to make it come true. Call us to book an appointment and pamper you with our services.


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