Where you have your wedding does not have to dictate what kind of dress you have should wear but it could help you narrow it down from a trumpet to a ball-gown. You should make your choice of fabric, silhouette, and color on what is most appealing to you. Some of the things that will influence what type of dress you will by are:
- your grandmother’s wedding gown
- old wedding photo’s
- most beloved pieces in your closet
- celebrities red-carpet looks
- the design of your engagement ring
There are five basic shapes that you must know when you are thinking about choosing your wedding dress. For more information about the different dress styles and to find which one of the below dress styles fits your particular silhouette check out David’s Bridal Figure Flattery 101
- A-line: also called the princess shape, hugs the torso and has a slightly flared skirt, this is good for people with a triangle and rectangle silhouettes.
- Ball-gown: fitted through the waist and has a dramatic full skirt, this is good for people with inverted triangle, triangle, hourglass silhouettes.
- Sheath: a slim and form fitting silhouette that hugs the whole body, this is good for people with hourglass and rectangle silhouettes.
- Trumpet/Mermaid: both styles flare out at the bottom and/or mid thigh, these are good for people with hourglass and inverted triangle silhouettes.
- Empire: has a high waist and keeps the focus on a petite upper frame with a flowing skirt, this is good for people with triangle and rectangle silhouettes.
The dress in the picture above was provided by P. Lawrence Bridals.