Wedding dress shopping is rarely easy. However, it is even more difficult if you are a bride who belongs to either end of the size spectrum. So, if you are either plus-size or skinny, you may have a tougher time shopping for your wedding dress.
When choosing wedding dresses for skinny brides, there is the challenge of finding a dress that suits your slender body frame. Not all wedding dress styles flatter the natural body shape of really thin women. Choosing a wedding dress according to your body shape will ensure you find a flattering fit that enhances your best features. If you are slender with a straight, boyish structure, there are certain features to look for in a gown so that it looks good on you.
Let us find out what they are.
Factors to look for when choosing wedding dresses for thin brides
The overall bridal look is determined by how the various style elements of a wedding dress come together. Nevertheless, there are certain factors that are known to work well on skinny brides. For instance, a textured and thicker fabric is guaranteed to create a fuller figure than fabric that clings. Similarly a closed neckline is more suitable than a strapless one.
Some brides-to-be aren’t interested in the tried-and-true…they’re looking for edgier fashion that really reflects their personal style. If you love alternative rock music, funky home décor and art, and a more offbeat sense of style, you’ll appreciate the cool new wedding dresses we’re showcasing here.
These white bridal gowns are perfect for brides-to-be who want to be themselves as they walk down the aisle; these gowns can be accessorized with strong makeup, creative hairstyles, and wild shoes!
While these bridal dress styles may not fit the traditional “princess” mold, they will be perfect for the edgier bride-to-be!
Channel Katy Perry’s Retro-Glam Look On Your Wedding Day
Celebs, such as pop singer Katy Perry, wear wild outfits with a “costume” vibe – in the case of Katy Perry, her personality (and persona) are strong enough to carry off tons of embellishments, body-conscious bustiers, and fabulous metallic accents.
The wedding dress shown above would be perfect for Katy Perry, who recently wed British actor/comedian Russell Brand; the silver-and-white bustier design elements on this high-style bridal dress are certainly not for the meek or tame! Gowns like these are meant for confident women, who naturally give off bubbly, playful energy; at the same time, they are very seductive frocks that look amazing in wedding photos…
If you love to be the center of attention, and to push the envelope with edgy style that has a distinct vintage feel, you’ll adore this form-fitting, glamorous bridal gown design.
This gown plays up curves, by drawing the eye to the decollétage and throat – it also lights up an already-radiant bride-to-be’s complexion with tons of sparkly, shimmering appliqués.
To get the Katy Perry look on your wedding day, choose crimson lipstick (Loreal’s Drumbeat Red is an elegant, true red) or fuschia lipcolor, and play up the eyes with black liquid eyeliner along the top lashes. For a playful retro hairstyle look, add a headband with a bow, or a glam barrette embellished with rhinestones or other faux-gemstones…
Display Alternative Elegance With A Unique New Wedding Dress Silhouette
Show off an edgy new type of wedding day look by embracing cutting-edge design that veers off the beaten path…the gown shown above is romantic, yet unusual, and it really suits that type of girl who’d rather wear Doc Martens than Manolo Blahniks. If you’re interested in flattering your figure and wearing traditional white, while also reflecting your own unique sense of style, this could be the bridal dress you’ve been waiting for. When you’re shopping for dresses for wedding, always consider edgier styles that feel really embrace your aesthetic.
This gown shows the shoulders, and features exquisite tailoring through the midriff; a straight satin skirt flows past the thighs, then erupts into romantic waves of filmy tulle, trimmed in pure white, scalloped lace. Ideal for a leaner, more boyish build, this gown adds curves while still retaining a sleek, elegant, and postmodern look. Accessories should be kept minimal – a strong hairstyle and ethereal makeup (such as smokey gray and silver eyeshadows, and peaches-and-cream blush) will be all you need to rock this edgy look.
Edgy Can Be Elegant When You Know How To Accessorize The Look
Do you love the classic looks sported by fashion icons, such as the late Jackie Kennedy Onassis, or the notorious Duchess of Windsor? If you do, you’re not alone – many women long for a touch of this clean, elegant glamour in their own wedding dresses. These fashion icons were very unique during their lifetimes – instead of copying others, they made their own style, simply by choosing fashions that flattered their strong facial features and body types.
You can get the same timeless elegance, with a touch of edgy sexiness, by choosing the wedding gown shown above. It is literally sheer elegance, and it’s devastatingly beautiful! Accessorize this amazing gown and sheer jacket with a wavy bob, and elegant jewelry, such as long, beaded necklaces or ropes of pearls. Add a little hat with a veil if you’re feeling daring. Shoes should be elegant as well – if you’re tall, wear satin flats; for petite brides, satin high heels with very little embellishment will be perfect.
High style is about pushing the envelope and taking chances. On the runways of Paris and New York City, designers create fresh silhouettes that give women a whole new attitude.
The way you dress says a lot about you…if you love the glamor, chic and imaginative styles of the world’s top fashion designers (such as the late Alexander McQueen, and Miuccia Prada), you should mimic this couture effect on your own wedding day.
If daring, stunningly sophisticated style straight out of Vogue Magazine is what you crave for your white wedding dress, Best for Bride can make it happen for you…without the sticker shock of a $100,000 dollar couture bridal dress! Here are some of our most original and inspiring designs for this season:
A Hint Of Spanish Influence Adds Passion And Drama To Our Bolero Wedding Gown
A superbly fitted bolero jacket with gorgeous, embellished 3/4 sleeves adds high-fashion appeal to this unforgettable wedding dress. The delicate satin bodice hugs the body all along the torso and through the hips, and a frothy skirt, featuring extravagant layers of light-as-air tulle, adds fantasy and feminine beauty to the design.
This design needs very few (if any) wedding accessories; it stands alone as a shining example of creativity and skilled workmanship. To capture the Spanish influence in your hair and makeup, consider a sleek center part hairstyle with a low ponytail or chignon. A strong lip will balance the drama of this gown – bold, fiery red or magenta will work well.
If you choose this spectacular wedding gown for your special day, you’ll treasure it forever…
Enjoy A Dazzling, Modern Frock With Art Deco Influences
Subtle beading that evokes the elegant beauty of Art Deco design and architecture adds a touch of vintage-inspired beauty to the clean, minimalist lines of this sophisticated bridal gown. Sexy halter styling is balanced by a traditional bodice and skirt that are completely appropriate and ladylike.
This bridal dress is the perfect melding of old and new; overall, though, its look is sleek and current. To mirror the Deco influences, do your hair in Flapper Era finger waves, or sport a chic, razor-cut bob with bangs.
Makeup should feature a strong, smoky eye to play up the streamlined, low key seduction of this stunning wedding dress. Skip the veil – you really do not need it with a couture-inspired dress like this! However, you should definitely treat yourself to a striking pair of stilettos to add height and drama…
Couture gowns often feature a luxurious assortment of embellishments, including rich beading and appliqués; this lustrous, pearl-white bridal gown channels the late-night glamor of Versace or Ungaro couture evening dresses. Scalloped straps covered in shining, sparkling embellishments highlight a bustier-style bodice finished with delicate, slimming bands of gleaming satin.
Perfect for women with hourglass figures, this design is sure to thrill any fashionista who really wants to make a splash as she walks down the aisle.
Confidence Is The Only Accessory You Need
With wedding dresses like these, the only accessory you really need is confidence; if you have this, you will be ready to show your style on the most romantic day of your life.
If you will not be able to shop for wedding dresses in Toronto, take advantage of the Best For Bride online bridal store – we are here to make your high-fashion dreams come true, and we can send your dream dress almost anywhere…
Supporting the Canadian fashion industry on your wedding day can be a wonderful way to honor the Maple Leaf as you walk down the aisle.
Luckily, world-renowned Canadian designer Alfred Sung has designed a stunning collection of bridal gowns for this very special occasion.
Since the 80’s, when Sung began to create designs under his own name, he has represented Canada on runways all over the world. The success story of this Canadian immigrant continues today, as he designs feminine, luxurious wedding gowns that embrace a clean, body-conscious aesthetic…
If you’re interested in choosing a bridal gown by a truly Canadian designer, you’ll love this exciting sneak peek at some of his most romantic bridal dresses…
About The Designer…
Alfred Sung immigrated from China in 1972; he moved from Shanghai to Toronto after being educated at the highly respected Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in France.
Defying his parents, who would have preferred him to take up a more stable, traditional vocation, Sung embraced his love of the fine arts and began to study fashion- he is also a graduate of the notable New York City-based Parsons School of Design.
After finishing his education and a short apprenticeship for a Seventh Avenue designer, he became an integral part of the Canadian fashion scene; his career in Canadian fashion started when he designed sportswear for a national manufacturer based in Toronto.
His talent was quickly recognized by his superiors, and also by a range of private, freelance clients – in time, it was obvious that young Alfred Sung was destined to create his own line under his own name.
Eventually, Sung found the capital he needed to open a small boutique, Moon, in Toronto’s fashionable, thriving Yorkville area.
His reputation grew as he started designing his own collection; Alfred Sung’s Canadian empire is based on the success of his signature clean, feminine career suiting and casual sportswear, elegant perfumes and body lotions, and evening dresses, bridesmaids dresses, and Alfred Sung wedding gowns…
Sung’s Luxe, Sophisticated Style Always Flatters The Female Form…
Alfred Sung’s signature silhouette hugs the torso, highlighting pleated, tucked, and draped bodices that are expertly embellished for high drama. His skirts are usually full, and help to create a pleasing hourglass effect that is universally flattering.
Elegant beading adds a couture feel to a Sung white wedding dress. Since the dresses are so refined, they need very little extra adornment. In general, a veil or headpiece may not even be needed, since the gown themselves are so striking and fashionable.
However, it is easy to adapt these exquisite bridal dresses to a range of traditional bridal looks that also feature long veils, headpieces, and other popular wedding accessories.
Sung’s unique style sensibility gives his wedding dresses a runway-ready look that is both stylish and unforgettable. Blessed with an ability to design gowns bestowed with fresh, current design elements and traditional shapes, Sung offers the ideal blend of old and new to today’s beautiful Canadian brides…
Choose Alfred Sung Bridesmaid’s Dresses For A Coordinated Wedding Theme…
Your bridesmaids will adore the Audrey Hepburn-inspired chic of Alfred Sung’s bridesmaid gowns. Available in a range of colors and fabrics, these bridesmaids dresses are designed to be worn and enjoyed long after the wedding ceremony and reception are over!