Bridal Bodyshapes – Which one are you?

your wedding dress should be such an amazing experience and one that’s so
special to share with your mum and your #BrideTribe! And yet, there are many of
us who are uncomfortable with certain parts of our body, so we might find dress
shopping daunting in the beginning.

Our exclusive styled shoot at the stunningly
beautiful Eaves Hall focuses on body shapes to demonstrate that there is a
style of gown out there for everyone and for
every shape that you can possibly imagine. There are wedding dresses
that flatter, there are dress styles that accentuate – there is no need for compromise. It’s all about knowing
your body!

you’re an hourglass figure, with curvy hips & bust but with a small
waistline, then a fitted fishtail will
accentuate your shapely curves and a sweetheart neckline will subtly
highlight your best assets. For pear shapes, with narrow shoulders and wider
hips, try an A-Line gown to flatter a larger bottom half and strapless gowns
can work wonders with narrow shoulders too. If you have an athletic figure,
then you’ll probably be able to wear both fuller and slimline styles with equal
gorgeous effect.

from the huge experience and expertise of your bridalwear retailer, too. They
can offer help, guidance and advice during your appointment to find ‘The One’! And find your body shape too, with our handy guide at the end of this feature.

West brides are truly spoilt by a fantastic selection of independent bridalwear
retailers to choose from throughout our region. These independent shops live,
breathe and love working in the wedding industry. They are wedding dress
specialists, so who better to trust with one of the most important purchases of
your life?

Book at least an hour-long appointment –
some boutiques offer longer appointments too – take your #BrideTribe along and
immerse yourself in the experience!

Hourglass: Curvy hips and bust, smaller on the

Pear: Wider at the hips, slim at the shoulders
and arms with a defined waist.

Apple: Fuller bust, tummy, round bottom and hips.

Tall: Generally 5ft 8″ and over, suit most
of styles.

Inverted Triangle: Wider shoulders and wide back
with narrow hips and subtle waist.

Athletic: Fewer curves, slim shoulders and hips.

Petite: Generally 5ft 4″ and under, small

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