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October 26, 2013 12:00 am


The Loveliest Wedding Gown of Them All?

As any well researched bride-to-be knows, the selection of the the wedding gown is one of the most fun, and sometimes most difficult, parts of the wedding planning process. Like the engagement ring, a bride wants to choose a dress that reflects who she is, and one that makes her unforgettable on the special day. There are so many bridal gown silhouettes available to the modern bride, some traditional and some more unique, that it can be daunting to choose the shape that best suits your style. While the fit and flattery element are key players in this very important choice, there is also the subtext that goes with every dress. Do you want your dress to softly sing “I’m a princess”, or do you want it to scream “I’m a high-glamour modern bride!”? Decisions, decisions, decisions.


In this four-part series we here at East Bay Bridal would like to share our thoughts on what a few of the most basic gown shapes communicate to us. Perhaps this will prove to be a helpful guide in the choosing of your dream dress.


Silhouette One: Ball gown

You’ve finally found your prince and you’re ready to say your “I do’s”. What better way to be as pretty as a picture on your wedding day than in a dress fit for a queen? This style is classic, very feminine and most of all, romantic. Whether you are getting married in a church or beneath the swaying leaves of an oak tree, this style will always fit right in and guarantee that you are the belle of the ball.


This shape also bodes well when a bride wants to accentuate the feminine hourglass shape, as it has a narrowly fitted waistline and a full skirt.


Style tip: As much as you may love the idea of this style of gown, it would be best to choose another silhouette if you are a more petite bride, as small frames can get lost in all the fabric of the skirt.



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