Wedding Dresses Pretoria
Different Styles of Wedding Dresses in Pretoria
Your wedding dress is the focal point of the wedding and it is important that you feel like a princess in your dress. There are fantastic wedding dress designs to flatter all figures and you have to choose one that will flatter you so that you can enjoy your big day in relaxed style and joy. Your dress can practically make or break your day, so it is vital that you feel wonderful in order to look wonderful.
You do not want to feel constricted or curbed by your dress design and it is of course essential to ensure that the dress is the correct size. Weather and climate and location also are considerations when choosing a dress, but the most important consideration is probably the fit. There are many different styles and silhouettes of wedding dresses in Pretoria (and everywhere else), and you have to know your body type in order to choose the style of dress that will be best suited to you.
Inverted Triangle: This body has broad shoulders with a big bust and slender hips. It is necessary to balance the body into a more hourglass shape, so the shoulders and the hips should be equally big. Here it helps to don soft materials and wedding dresses that accentuate the waist but flow out either from the waist or below the waist. A strapless dress with a full skirt is suitable.
Rectangular: This shape is boy-like and nimble. The bust is fairly small and the hips are slender, but there is very little waist. Most dresses are suited to this shape.
Apple: Usually has thin legs but is full-figured between the shoulders and the hip area. Dresses with bustier tops are suitable as they give the waist definition and accentuate the bust.
Pear: Narrow shoulders and slight frame with a full bottom half. In some cases the top can be a size or two smaller than the lower body. This shape has generous hips and bottom, but usually a petite waist. A-line or strapless dresses with full skirts are suited to this shape.
Hour glass: The shoulders and hips of this body shape are equally wide but are contrasted by a smaller waist. Most dress styles work well with this body, as long as it is fitted well. One-shoulder or scoop necklines are suitable.
In addition to knowing your body shape you also have to know what shape or type of dress you want.
Mermaid: This dress is figure hugging from the top to the mid-thigh, and then spreads out into a wider shape. It is suited to hour glass and rectangle body shapes. It can however make short women appear shorter and is better on taller women.
A-line: This dress has a fitted bodice and a skirt that flows out in an A-shape from the waist or hips. It is a versatile choice for just about any body shape as it balances out shoulders and hips on inverted triangle shapes and pear shapes.
Empire: Suited to practically all shapes this is a very forgiving dress style. A typical empire dress will have a fitted bustier, but volume is increased at the seam just underneath the bust to flow into a wider skirt. It covers a multitude of flaws and accentuates the bust. It is especially flattering for pregnant brides.
Sheath dress: This dress is usually made of a soft, flowing material and runs from the shoulder to the floor in the same width, with no noticeable skirt flair or bustier. These dressed are only suited to very slim or athletic body shapes.
Ball gown: These are glamorous with a fitted bustier and a skirt that flares out from the hip with increasing volume to the floor. It normally has a lot of detail and can be very elaborate. The fitted waist lends definition to an apple shape and the wide skirt can take focus away from wide hips. It is also suited to most body shapes except petite ladies.
It is of course possible to buy or rent a dress from a bridal shop or you can have one custom made for you. If you need any more information about wedding dresses in Pretoria, you can contact us to help you find a dress for your special day.