Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wedding Gowns 101: Part One

Finally, I'm back! It was a longer than anticipated blogging break, but I'm back with more info to help you make your wedding day one you'll happily remember. So, I figured I blog about the most important item to most brides, her bridal gown. The interesting thing about shopping for gowns is understanding what types of gowns look good on your body. Now, of course you should try everything on and I even recommend trying on gowns you think you may not look good in. You never really know what you'll like until you have it on and you're looking in the mirror. So let's talk about the types of silhouettes first: A-line, Mermaid, Ball Gown and Sheath.

Here is an A-line Gown: The gown that hides! :) If you're trying to cover your butt, legs or hips this type of silhouette will help you achieve that. Here are a few of my favorites.

Michelle Roth

Melissa Sweet

Jim Hjelm

Mermaid Gowns: The gown that flatters all of the curves. If you have a gorgeous hourglass figure this gown would look great on you.


Jim Hjelm

Ball Gowns/Princess: These beautiful gowns have a fitted bodice and a full skirt. This gown hides also and gives you a smaller waistline. If you are full figured or pear shaped this gown is suited for you.

Amalia Carrara

Kirstie Kelly

Sheath: These gowns are made to flatter the bust waist and hips. This gown compliments tall slim figures and those who are petite.

Romona Keveza

Kirstie Kelly

Pnina Tornai

I hope this gave you some help on your gown search. Continue to check back as we look at necklines, waistlines and straps and sleeves. All very important when you're looking for the perfect wedding gown!

All photos from Kleinfeld Bridal


Anonymous said...

Missed you Shanika! Great post!

SJB Weddings & Events said...

Thanks Stacey!! I'm glad I was missed a little bit! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow you have really selected to show some real beautiful dresses. I recently got engaged and am now looking for the perfect affordable dress. Any advice on how to find the perfect dress with the perfect price also?

Your help is would be greatly appreciated...yahairag7@aol.com

SJB Weddings & Events said...

I'm glad this post has helped you. I'll be in contact with you via email.