Finding The Right Dress
The key to finding the right dress is finding the one that will compliment your assets and minimize your flaws. But, how do you know what color and style of dress will work best for your skin color and body type? What if you have olive or dark skin and a white wedding dress just doesn’t look quite right? Let’s examine the choices.
Nowadays, when you take a look at wedding gown color choices, almost anything goes. No matter what you may have heard, wearing something other than a white or ivory dress is no longer considered taboo. In fact, it has become quite common for some brides to wear colors such as baby blue and earth tones. Not only do these colors compliment a darker skin tone very well, but they add a unique ethnic twist to the celebration. You can be as creative as you want to be with your dress by combining one of the following gown styles with your color choice.
Types of gowns
The Ball Gown
The ball gown is the traditional wedding gown. It features a fitted bodice that leads to a full skirt. It is a suitable choice for women with full hips, full figured women and women with a large bust.
The Empire Gown
The empire gown has a high waistline and flows down to a slim skirt. It is flattering for many body types including women who are tall and boast an hourglass figure, women with a boxy figure and those who have a short or full waist.
The A-line or Princess gown
The A-line gown does not have a defined waistline. The seams run vertically and go from shoulder to a flared skirt. This style works great for women who are tall with hourglass figures, women who have short waists, and those who are petite or full figured.
The Sheath Gown
The sheath style gown is best suited for tall, thin, petite and full figured women. The sheath style gown follows the lines of the body and draws attention to your body.
Above all, keep in mind that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you should be 100% happy with your wedding gown choice. If white looks good on you, flaunt it; and if it doesn’t mix it up.