Choosing a wedding gown that fits you perfectly is not an easy task. It may be fun to just try on gown after gown in hopes of finding the right one, but you need to know what to watch out for.

Here are some tips on how to chose a wedding gown that flatters you

Determine your body type

The first thing is to determine what your body type or silhouette is. Are you pear-shaped? Are you busty? Do you have an hourglass figure? Knowing your body shape is important because certain dress silhouettes are better suited for particular bodies. If you correctly determine your body type, you’ll be able to find a dress that shows off your best features and conceal whatever flaws you may want to hide.

Look for gowns with the right silhouette

45crtfygAs mentioned above, some gowns are better suited for certain body shapes. A ball gown silhouette is a dress with a full skirt. It is one of the few silhouettes that would look good on most brides, except for those who are very petite in size. If you have a very small frame, the very full skirt may be overwhelming. A-line wedding dresses are also great for most body shapes. If you want to hide flaws in your lower body without wearing a full ball gown, then this silhouette is perfect for you. Gowns with an empire waist have a skirt that begins just below the bust. This silhouette is perfect for you if you don’t want to draw attention to your stomach. Sheath wedding gowns are perfect for brides with very slim figures. If you are insecure about your figure, then you may want to avoid this dress silhouette as this will show every curve in your body.

Choose a flattering neckline

As with dresses and shirts, there are several necklines to choose from when it comes to wedding gowns. The most popular options that brides make are strapless, V-neck, scoop and sweetheart necklines. One thing to keep in mind when selecting a neckline is your bust size. If you have a full bust, then you should avoid low necklines and at most, show tiny cleavage.

Decide on a color that suits you

5rtxcfyghNot all wedding gowns are the same color. Most wedding dresses are available in several shades of white and ivory, while more daring brides choose gowns that are of other colors such as peach or pink. One of the best ways to select a wedding dress color is to base it on your complexion. If you don’t want to be a traditional bride and wear white, then go for your favorite color. As you can see, there are many things you need to think about. However, take these four points into consideration, and you’re well on your way to finding a wedding gown that will flatter you and fit well in all the right places.