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Whether engaged or not, planning a wedding or just shopping, it really does not hurt to know a little bit about wedding gowns.
Today we will learn about the different silhouettes or designs that exist.
Depending on your body shape and taste in style, there is a gown for every one!
If you are a fan on TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress, you have definitely seen how Kleinfield Fashion Director Randy knows every single thing about the dresses!
Not to worry, once you finish reading this article, you will have passed the first class.
I will divide these lessons because it is very long and I don’t want to bore you on day one.
I will define the silhouette; advise for which body type it is most appropriate for and the show you my favourite dresses for each.
This is a gown that is fitted at the bodice and gently flares wider toward the bottom resembling the letter A.
It is flattering on most body types and is perfect for disguising bottom heavy figures.
It comes is various variations such as the fitted A-Line that has s lightly dropped down waist.
The waist line of this dress is higher than the natural waist. It starts right below the bust.
If you have a petite figure or are have a small bust this silhouette is best for you. If you are bottom heavy as well, this dress hides it well.
This is my personal favourite. Just like the A-Line, it is fitting on top however it has a very full skirt-More like the Cinderella dress.
This dress is perfect as it hides everything and people can focus on your face-just kidding but in all honesty, it gives the impression on a tiny waist!
I rarely see brides here in Kenya follow this trend. A sheath silhouette is a figure hugging dress that flows all the way down and has a defined waist that you can choose to accessorize with a belt or a waistband.
The bottom part can slightly flare on not depending on the brides preferences. If you have a well toned body, this would be a perfect dress, for obvious reasons.
This silhouette is often mistaken to the mermaid silhouette. The difference is that it flares right in the middle of your hips unlike the mermaid that flares from the knees going down.
This dress is perfect for accentuating curves.
This is probable the second most done in dress by brides locally!
It fits closely from the bust areas to the knees then flares out all the way down. I think it looks perfect on most body shapes but experts say it is better for brides with hour glass body shapes
My tip to brides to be is to try out the different silhouettes before settling on a gown simply because you love how it looks or a particular detail on it.
You don’t necessarily have to follow the rules on the silhouettes but always be on the look for something that works for you so that you do not set yourself up to fail.
I hope this has been useful to you. If you have any questions or queries, simply leave a comment or send me an email, call or WhatsApp.