How to choose a wedding gown that makes you look slimmer than you actually are

By on August 26, 2015

On your wedding day, all eyes will be focused on you—the Bride! So, it is only natural that you want to look your very best. While you may make a sincere effort to stick to your workout regimen and diet to be in top shape on our wedding day, we know it is not always possible.

So, what do you do if you cannot make it? You fake it!

Here are some tips on how to choose a wedding gown that will allow you to look slimmer than you actually are, on your wedding day.

Choose a flattering silhouette

Certain silhouettes like the fit and flair style are naturally slimming. This pattern closely contours over your natural curves and gently falls all the way down to the knees, from where it balloons out into a cascade of layers. The result is that you look leaner and taller.

Another dress that works for almost any body shape is the A-line gown, as it fits till the waist and flares out from the hips, emphasizing just the required curves. Other factors to look out for in a gown are the neckline and waist. An angular neckline (like the V-neckline) or an off-the-shoulder gown work well. Choose an empire waist or one that falls below your actual waist based on whether you want to show off or hide your waistline.

Find the perfect fit

A gown that is an ill-fit looks uncomfortable, and can even add some dreaded extra pounds. When your wedding dress fits you correctly, the fabric drapes over your figure beautifully and doesn’t bunch up at places. So, you will look lean. Entrust alterations to a professional seamstress who knows her way around wedding gowns, and it will be money well-spent.

Consider corset-gowns

Corsets have two advantages—it pulls your upper body in and creates a tiny waistline. The elegance of a corset back is also an additional detail that will make your gown more interesting.

Corset gowns can easily accommodate your changing shape without difficulty. So, you needn’t worry if your weight fluctuates during the days leading up to the wedding.

Make sleeves work for you

If you aren’t fond of showing off your arms, choose a gown with sleeves. However, remember that not all sleeves are slimming.

Butterfly sleeves, fitted three-quarter sleeves and full-sleeves are the options that will achieve a slimmer look. These designs shift focus from your shoulder and upper arms, and instead emphasize the slimmest area, your wrists. If you go for a shorter sleeve, make sure the lines of the sleeve do not look tight against your skin, as this will only emphasize your arm’s thickness.

Tuck it in with good shapewear

Innerwear that fits you well and tucks in any bulges will help you look slim and feel more confident. Make sure you choose a well-fitted bra that keeps your cleavage modest if your gown is strapless. When you choose a fitted silhouette, get inner wear that will camouflage any bulges, and your gown will fall gracefully over your body.

Visit us at Best for Bride for more wedding dresses that fit these requirements and allow you to look as slim as you desire on your big day.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridesmaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

3 Comments

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    Bernadette King

    September 2, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Great tips! That first one that is posted here is very flattering!

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    Lisa Newman

    September 2, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Good tips. There is always a problem with weight around the wedding time. These should do the trick.

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    misyel

    May 8, 2017 at 4:45 AM

    very helpful, thanks a lot!

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