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How To Choose The Right Wedding Dress For Your Body Shape

by Tolani Shoneye ,
How To Choose The Right Wedding Dress For Your Body Shape

Choosing a wedding dress is a pretty big deal, like huge! You want a dress that will make you feel beautiful, comfortable and looks stunning in pictures. But how do you go about picking the right dress... Well take our quiz and find out. We've worked out exactly what style of dress will suit you down to your body shape and taste - so, y'know don't ever say we aren't here for you.

  1. · Dress Fitting Rules
  2. · Go au naturel
  3. · Bring a pair of heels
  4. · Bring your friends
  5. · Bring a notebook
  6. · Dance!
  7. · Check the lighting
  8. · Imagine the photos
  9. · Accept your body for what it is
  10. · And just in case we've not totally overdone it, take a look at these incredible backless wedding dresses:

So you're engaged - lets just take a moment to really let that sink in for a second. OK now done, time to get serious.

You've scoured the whole of Pinterest and have put about 80 odd dress styles onto a board, but yes these dresses look amazing on these women, but will it look the same on you?

Before you go diving in head first into a pool of white dresses, take this quiz and find out exactly what dress style you should be going for.

Dress Fitting Rules

So once you have decided on what style dress to go for, it's time to book yourself in for a dress fitting. Here are 8 golden rules you need to adhere to.

1. Go au naturel

Don't wear anything other than moisturiser. You don't want to leave lipstick or foundation marks on any expensive frocks!

2. Bring a pair of heels

You'll need comfortable shoes on for shopping, but take a pair of heels with you so you can try them on with the dresses. You need to see where the hemline will be and how the dress will hang.

3. Bring your friends

It's difficult to form an objective opinion on your own, so take one or two close friends along with you. Ask them to be honest and take note of their positives and negatives as you try each dress on.

4. Bring a notebook

Given that you'll be trying on miles of tulle and silk, you could easily end up forgetting what 's what. Make detailed notes including the name of the shop, the model you tried on, and what you did and didn't like about it. Once you get back home, you'll have clearer ideas to help you narrow the list down.

5. Dance!

Yes dance, dance around the whole store. You need to be able to move in your dress. Try out a few dance moves and try taking long strides in the shop. You need room to move: it would be a shame not to be able to boogie away on your wedding day because you can't move or you're worried about ripping your dress!

6. Check the lighting

In the shop lights a white dress will look immaculate, but ask if you can go out into the natural light to check that it dosn't look yellowish in the daylight. And think about how see-through skimpy materials are going to be, if it's sunny on your big day, you don't want to reveal too much!

7. Imagine the photos

Will the dress look good in pictures! Because remember pictures literally last forever.

8. Accept your body for what it is

Don't plan on going on a miracle diet to squeeze into the dress you want. Buy a dress that fits, and if you do happen to lose or gain a few pounds before your bid day adjustments can always be made.

What is your wedding dress style? Tweet us @SofeminineUK

This article was written by Tolani Shoneye. Tweet her @tolly_t

And just in case we've not totally overdone it, take a look at these incredible backless wedding dresses:

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