Gowns & Suits
We hear you - and now we have created a list for you curvy women out there to help you find your bridal gown!
Brides with a fuller bust, a deep-V or sweetheart neckline dress that has been layered with a sheer fabric flaunts your assets while keeping them in place. Image: @watters / Instgram This sweetheart bustier gown with an illusion boat neckline evokes an elegant 60s charm. Image: @missstellayork / Instagram Alternatively, layer on a pretty beaded sheer capelet for a beautiful vintage and ethereal feel. Image: @edithwinstonbridalwear / Instagram See also: LASTING IMPRESSION: AN INTERVIEW WITH JENNY PACKHAM Whether a mermaid or trumpet, if you've got an hourglass figure, flaunt it! One point to note: Hourglass figures aren't all built the same so be sure to try on other cuts and styles too, to find the perfect one for you! Image: @amyanaizphoto / Instagram See also: 5 TIPS FOR CURVY BRIDES-TO-BE LOOKING FOR WEDDING DRESSES The soft, dramatic tiered skirt softens the sensual lines for a romantic touch. Image: @amyanaizphoto / Instagram Think long sleeves and exquisite lace if you're gunning for a classic look! And for that extra regal flair? A beautiful tiara, of course. Image: @fleur_angelique_ / Instagram If you're after a fresh take on bridalwear, jumpsuits are an ultra-chic option. This emerging trend has been slowly picking up on the runways and for celebrities, such as Solange Knowles, and also offers the best of both worlds - comfort and contemporary style. A jumpsuit with stiffer fabric offers shape and structure, while a drapey fabric is great if you're after a curve-skimming look. Pay attention to the crotch and back area during fitting - the fabric shouldn't ride or bunch up. And to make it extra aisle-worthy, add a breezy tulle train! Image: @2live2lovebrand / Instagram Quirky patterns impart a whimsical and playful appeal. Image: @brittanydeshields / Instagram Still love the glamour of a wedding dress? Opt for an overskirt! Image: @nancymariephotographer / Instagram See also: MORE BRIDES OPTING FOR PANTS RATHER THAN CLASSIC WEDDING GOWNS The 'off-shoulder' look is both a major street style and runway trend. On wedding dresses, the look is both sexy and graceful. Here, the airy lace sleeves lend hint of coverage while evoking a pretty boho charm. Image: @studiolevana / Instagram Amp up the romance with dreamy tulle straps. Image: @studiolevana / Instagram Paired with lace and a dramatic flared skirt, an off-shoulder neckline looks sophisticated and glamorous. Image: @brightbeautifulandbridal / Instagram See also: SHEER FLUTTERY SLEEVES! 8 PRETTIEST WAYS TO WEAR THIS WEDDING TREND IN 2018 This classic silhouette with a voluminous skirt cinches in the waist to emphasize an hourglass shape. This bride's bouquet of pink and cream blooms went beautifully with her off-white floral gown. Image: @sarahlouisezerbe / Instagram Slim straps and a cleavage-baring neckline - both sexy and modern! Image: @allurebridals / Instagram Gathers or pleats nip in the waist for a curve-defining effect. For a touch of pretty colour, lilac floral appliques are lovely! Image: @callistabridal / Instagram See also: BE A REAL DISNEY BRIDE WITH ITS NEW RANGE OF WEDDING DRESSES!