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The Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

A No-Stress Guide to Your Perfect, Most Flattering Fit

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Good information for those brides to be, SparkFriends. Thanx Report
BIANKA0090
ā€œGirls who love their curves can rock this dress as well, short or tall! ā€œ Love it! I got my beautiful mermaid dress from Papilio Boutique and received so many compliments on my wedding ! People always say mermaid is for tall girls but I am actually only 5ā€™1 tall. Thank you, my Papilio bridal consultant, for helping me look so gorgeous on my big day! Report
This is a great guide! Amazingly, I didn't need any alterations to my first wedding dress at all...apparently that never happens. However, for my second wedding, my (now) mother-in-law made the dress and it was a good thing too. I lost 26lbs between the time she measured me and the time of the wedding. Luckily she was able to alter the dress along the way, but she kept saying (nicely) how much of a pain it was to keep altering & to stop losing weight!

All that is to say that wedding dresses ARE very different from other clothing. So, don't be like me and freak out when your wedding dress size is 3 sizes larger than your normal size...it's not you, it's the dress! :) Report
RACHELLEREEVES
My best friend just got engaged last week. She wants me to help her look for wedding dresses, but I don't know much about dresses. After reading this article, I think mermaid style would look best on her because she is curvy and the mermaid seems to fit that type of body well. http://bridalelegance.us.com/ Report
Try on a variety of dresses too! You never know what looks great on you. I'm pear shaped so I tried A line dresses, which were pretty, but then I tried on drop waist styles and WOW. It made me look like I had an hourglass figure instead. My Mother (hourglass) had a mermaid style dress for her wedding and she looked gorgeous too. Moreover, have fun with trying on the dresses, and find one that that makes you feel fabulous no matter what size you are. Report
I wish I had seen this before I got married. I ended up finding my "ball gown" dress in a prom shop, after going to 3 or 4 brides dress shops in both my hometown and in Dallas. I still looked huge but not as huge as I thought I would.

One thing I would like to mention is that brides who plan to go on birth control pills or similar (norplant etc) need to consult with the dress shop about the size to get, because your bust line WILL increase due to the extra estrogen. This is the reason why most wedding planners say to allow a year for wedding planning, because it will take time before bust size enlarges, and you'd need to allow time for having alterations done. If you have been on it already for years, then it's not as much of an issue. Report
Thanks for the timely advice. Even though I won't be choosing a wedding dress, I do need to buy a formal dress for my son's wedding, and the information in your blog is very helpful. Report
IN102WIN
Thanks for the great advice!!! Report

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