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How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

Choosing the right wedding for your body type can do wonders for your figure. Whether that’s giving you the illusion of a flat tummy, small waist or even make you look taller. To choose the perfect wedding dress starts with understanding your body type and shape.

How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

  • Petite 

If you have a petite frame, the key to looking for the perfect wedding dress for your body type is length. You want to avoid dresses with too much detail on them like ruffles or full skirts as it may drown your frame. Go for the simple dresses styles that create the illusion of height, such as mermaid/trumpet style, column style, an empire waistline or A-line.

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  • Plus size

For plus size frames, you can either choose a wedding dress that will enhance your natural curves or a dress that will create a slimming effect. A majority of the time, the most flattering wedding dress style for plus size frames are asymmetrical pleating, A-line dresses and dresses with a ruching or cumberband waistline. Choose a v-neck or scoop neckline to accentuate the top part of your body.  

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  • Slim

If you have an athletic, slim figure, you don’t need to worry about looking too top or bottom-heavy. Choose a wedding dress style that will create the illusion of curves. Form-fitting wedding dresses such as a sheath dress or a contouring dress will look best with your body type. Voluminous dress with a fitted bodice will look flattering too.

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  • Top heavy 

If you are more on the bustier side, the right wedding dress comes down to choosing the right neckline. Avoid plunging necklines which can draw attention to your bust area and go for a modest neckline instead such as a scoop, sweetheart or off-the-shoulder style. 

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  • Hour glass

Luckily for you, your hourglass body suits many types of dress, and it’s also the most desired effect that many women want to create when wearing a wedding dress. Although your figure may suit any dress, choose one that accentuates your small waist and highlights your assets such as a mermaid, corset or drop waist dress.

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  • Pear

If you’re more on the bottom-heavy side, your figure will look best in an A-line or ball gown wedding dress with a sweetheart or V neckline. This combination will draw all the attention away from your bottom half and accentuate your figure.

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  • Apple

To pick the perfect dress for an ‘apple’ shaped body, choose a dress style with a heavily pleated bodice to accentuate the top part of your body and add shape to your torso to create a defined look. An empire waistline would be perfect as it will help keep your figure balanced. 

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If you want to maintain the condition of your wedding dress, get it professionally cleaned by laundryheap and make sure you store it away properly.


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5 Ways To Preserve Your Wedding Dress

Whether you’re keeping or have kept your wedding dress for sentimental value or you’re passing it down, it’s very important to preserve your wedding dress for it to remain in perfect condition. The intricate design and detailing means it is extremely delicate and must be preserved in the right way.

Here are 5 Ways To Preserve Your Wedding Dress:

Get It Dry Cleaned

Even though you’ve only used your dress once and thought to have been completely careful whilst wearing it, there may be ‘invisible’ stains that you are totally unaware of. Some of these marks may begin to appear overtime as they oxidise and turn a yellow colour. Avoid this issue by making sure to get your gown cleaned by a specialist wedding dress dry cleaner to get the right treatment it deserves!

Store It In A Special Box

Avoid hanging your wedding dress along with the other clothes in your wardrobe. This will cause the dress to crease, catch on to and get bashed on by the other clothes- not something you want if you’re trying to preserve your wedding dress.

Instead, use a special wedding dress box. These boxes are PH neutral and are made from acid free material, making it a safe place to store your gown and promote longevity. Using an ordinary box may cause the fabric to turn yellow overtime.

Also, take into consideration the size of he box, making sure it’s not too small for the dress.

Use Acid-Free Tissue Paper

Pack acid-free tissue paper in between the layers of your gown when folding it to store it in its’s box. This will help to preserve the fabrics quality overtime and doesn’t crumble like ordinary tissue paper. 

NOTE: Some storage boxes come with acid-free tissue paper with instructions of how to use it.

Keep It Out Of The Attic

Attic spaces can be damp and humid, where all sorts of insects, birds and rodents can invade and make it a home.  The damp environment can cause mould or even mildew growth on your wedding dress. So, do avoid storing your wedding dress up in the attic as much as you can!

Store It In A Cool, Dry Place

For your wedding dress to be well preserved, it needs to be kept well away from the heat and direct light. The best environmental state to store your wedding dress in is as cool, dry place.

With these tips, you can ensure that your wedding dress will be preserved for the longest period of time! Don’t forget to take it out every 6 months or so, to prevent permanent creases and ensure it is still in pristine condition.