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Types of Wedding Dresses

Wedding dress shopping – where to begin? Firstly, as a bride-to-be, you should focus on looking like the absolute best version of yourself on your wedding day. In addition, aside from your glimmering smile and bridal glow, your dress will be the main focus.

All women have different body types, this is why it is extremely important to start off the wedding dress hunt process by grasping the various dress silhouettes – as well as which body types they suite best. Let’s have a look at the various wedding gown silhouettes below:

Ball Gown

Commonly known as the fairy tale dress, with a fitted bodice and flairs at just above the waist with a full skirt. This gown is ideal for most body types, however looks the best on pear shaped body types, as it hides the lower body. Ball gowns are not fitting for petites; the skirt may be too overwhelming on a small frame.

A-line Resembling the silhouette of an uppercase “A”, these dresses have a fitted bodice to the waist and flows to the ground. A-line gowns are ideal for all body types.

Modified A-line – The skirt of these wedding gowns fits closer to the body than traditional A-line dresses. They are fitted on the hips and bodice, gradually flaring to the hem. These wedding dresses are ideal for all body types.

Trumpet – Contoured through the body and flaring at mid-thigh, this cut is between a modified A-line and mermaid cut. Trumpet gowns are best suited for frames with small waists, such as the hourglass.

Mermaid – Fitted on the bodice from the chest to the knee, then flares out by the knee. These gowns are ideal for slim frames as well as hourglass body types who are prepared to show off their curves.

Sheath – Narrow shaped gown that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem, sheath gowns are ideal for lean framed body types. These dresses are also suitable on hourglass figures willing to show off their curves, but not on pear shaped body types as this dress with accentuate inches and could be unflattering.

If you are searching for the perfect wedding dress, visit Cinderella’s Closet for a wide range of gowns. Enquire online today for more information!

 

Don’t stress yourself out deciding who should be your bridesmaid. Your wedding day should be about you after all.

Selecting your bridesmaids is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make once you’ve said yes to your Prince Charming. Think of your bridesmaids as you A-Team, your X-Men (women), your support group. They are there to help make your journey to the alter as smooth as possible.

Do you choose your cousin? Your varsity friends? Your childhood friend that you haven’t really seen since the high school reunion? Bae’s sister? STOP! Take a deep breath. Choosing the people who will stand next to you as you say “I do” to that drop-dead handsome hunk that is your soon-to-be husband seems like a daunting task, but don’t fret, we’ll help you navigate through this important part.

The rules are simple.

Rule #1: Think twice. Ask once.

Once you have asked cousin Gertrude (or anyone else for that matter) to be your bridesmaid, then that’s it. You can’t take it back. You cannot simply change your mind. As the kids say: “No Backsies!”. It might seem like a great idea to ask all your friends, sisters and cousins the second you get that diamond on your finger, it’s not! The best thing you can do is to give yourself time. One of the questions you should ask yourself during this process is… “Will I still be close to this person 10 years from now?” And if you’re on the fence about asking someone, them rather not. Trust your instincts.

Rule #2: Honesty is the Best Policy

What role do you want your bridesmaids to play in the planning of the wedding? Are they required to buy their own bridesmaids dresses? Are they required to attend all pre-wedding day parties? Will they be going wedding dress shopping with you? If you would like to have bridesmaids that are hands-on then it’s not the best ides to choose someone who lives far. Leave out friends who are unable to commit for any reason.

Rule #3: Family Matters

Yes, mom is right. Choose your sister to be one of the bridesmaids, even if you’re not very close. The reason for this is, your sister will be in your life well past your 20-year anniversary and asking her to be part of your X-Men (women) might bring you ladies closer. If you come from a big family and can’t possibly ask all your sisters to be bridesmaids, ask some of them to be part of the wedding by having them read your favourite love poem.

Once you’ve selected, you’re A-Team, the next step will be to shop for their bridesmaids’ dresses. Contact a consultant at Cinderella’s Closet for your unique bridesmaid dresses.