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What’s Your Shape?

April 22, 2013
Whats Your Fit?
Whats Your Fit? by bchhuor featuring beaded wedding gowns
Dear Loves,
I’m back after a few weeks off. It’s always nice to take some time away from your daily life and snap into the outside world.
Anyhow, during my time away, I hung out with some friends and we somehow ended up talking about weddings and wedding dresses and more wedding ideas. But our main topic was the wedding dress. One of my girlfriends asked.. “how do you know what dress fits your body type? There’s so many selections out there, how do you know which ones to pick and choose from?”
I’ve noticed many brides tend to have the same wedding dress issues concerning which style best matches their figure. We’re all created differently but we each have our own flattering curves to show off on our day.. its just a matter of how you show it off. Most brides to be already have an idea of what dress they’ll be strutting down the aisle but to those who have little to no clue.. don’t you worry child.. this post is directed towards you.. and of course to all the future brides out there.
So.. before we get into which style best matches your body type, lets first figure out what your body shape is. There are 4 different body shapes in a woman’s figure:
1. Straight/ Petite Figures (No shape whatsoever.. boyish figure)
2. Apple Shaped Figures (Ladies with knockers)
3. Pear Shape Figures (Ladies with hips that don’t lie)
4. The Hourglass Figures (A mix of both Apples and Pears with very tiny waist)
So once you’ve identified your shape, figuring out your PERFECT DRESS is that much easier.
Straight/Petite Boyish Figures:
If you are lady with minimal to no figure… this is for you. Having no curves is NOT a curse.. think of it as a blessing in the fashion/ model world. Most models have very little (tiny itty bitty hips) to almost no curves, that’s how they fit into those size nothings and still look amazing. However, when it comes to your wedding dress, you WANT to show off your figure that flatters your body. Since you have very little curves, your best Wedding Dress fit would be ruffles and or tiered gowns. These styles create an illusion of volume and curves in all the right places. Maybe opt for a puffy gown to accentuate your “hips”. And don’t forget the sweet heart neckline to show off your girls ūüôā
petite figures 1
(Top Left Corner: http://www.tidebuy.com; Bottom left: http://www.weddingjohn.com; Bottom middle: Lacy Walker from Pinterest; Bottom Left Corner: http://www.dressbraw.com; Top Right Corner: Colin Cowie Weddings- http://www.colincowieweddings.com) (Find these on Pinterest boards :))
Apple Shaped Figures (Ladies with knockers) 
Ladies, if you are gifted with nice knockers.. I applaud you because I am one of those with barely anything and would love to have perky boobs as yours. Anyhow.. if you are one that is heavier on top and are more voluptuous than others, opt for Asymmetric draping and or a corseted waist. This will redefine your shape and show off all your natural curves in all the right places. If you are thinking of going for a Princess like gown, ¬†be caution of how much tulle is being used on the bottom half of the gown. Ladies with fuller figures in a fuller gown will give the illusion of a¬†snowman. Not saying its not a good idea, just make sure the puffiness isn’t as big as Cinderellas.
apple shaped figures1
(Top Left Corner: http://www.houseofbrides.com; Bottom Middle: http://www.sophiatolli.com; Top  Right Corner: http://www.weddinginspirasi.com)
Pear Shape Figures (You have HIPS that don’t lie)¬†
If you have child bearing hips.. this is geared towards you. Consider this as blessing in the long run when you do have children. In some cultures, ladies with hips are praised because in their cultural values, being able to have many children is a blessing and women with wider hips are more able to carry more children than those who have smaller hips. When choosing your wedding dress, opt for an A-Line dress which draws the attention to your upper body and still balance out your proportions. The A-line style will minimize the appearance of your hips but maximize your beauty up top.
pear shaped
(Top Left Corner: http://www.yesmybride.com; Bottom Left: Enzoani 2013 Halo A-Line from  www.weddinginspirasi.com; Bottom Right: http://www.whiteweddingsdresses.com Top Right Corner: Cap Sleeve A-Line from http://www.bridalgownsuk.co.uk) 
The Hourglass Figures (You are hated by all women ūüôā )¬†
If you have knockers and hips with a itty bitty waist like Beyonce.. you are one lucky B@%*h. Everyone women in the world would love to have your body especially if you are tall and lean. This figure is so ideal that everything you wear fits in all the right places and with your tiny waist, whether or not your a petite gal, that tiny waist makes you look even smaller. Men drool over women with an hourglass figure because of all the many curves your body accentuates. Since you have all the sexy lines in all the right places, have fun playing around with the many different wedding styles out there. To really bring out your figure, opt for a body hugging Mermaid gown to enhance your silhouette.
hourglass figures
(Left: Vera Wang Strapless sweetheart mermaid gown with asymmetrically pleated bodice and cut organza blossom hem with blizzard beading http://www.verawang.com;  Middle: Mark Zunino Sweetheart Mermaid from http://www.weddingwire.com; Right: http://www.goeswedding.com)  
So there you have it ladies.. once you have figured out what your body type is, finding that right dress should no longer a long grueling process. Decide which curve you want to flaunt then be ready to strut what you got!!!
Happy Wedding Dress Shopping ‚̧¬†

w/<3,

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