Flattering Wedding Dresses for Skinny Brides
A Note from the Author
I am going out of a limb here and guessing that if you are reading this article, you are either:
- In the market for a wedding dress.
- A women's size 8 or smaller.
- Just curious about bridal gowns.
Allow me to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your engagement. This article is written with the primary idea that not all styles of bridal gowns, look fabulous on skinny women, for a wide variety of reasons. What might look great on larger brides, may look horrible on thinner brides and vice versa.
The fact is that women's bodies are completely different regardless of size, with a few anatomically correct exceptions. Despite the exceptions, women reading this article should be privy to that way of thinking, and are ultimately wanting to look their absolute best, on their wedding day. Regardless if that means, their ideal dream dress may not be the best dress for their smaller body shape.
If you are a bride who does not care what she looks like in your wedding dress, and want only what you want, then might I suggest that this article, may not be the best article for you draw advice from. However, there are many great hubs on different bridal wear by some amazing HubPages.com authors worth investing sometime in reading and resourcing. I wish you and your's all the best, and the happiest of bridal wear shopping experiences.
(Bridal Gown A) Legends by Wedding Guru Romona Keveza
A Beautiful Knee Length Short Wedding Gown
Th short adventuresome, yet very sophisticated wedding dress is a sweeping look for super thin brides, who are worried about looking a little too skinny. Anybody can see how this dress is tucked and nipped in all the right places, which creates a great fullness around the waistline, buttocks, and hips. Not only does this dress help to accent all the refined features that make skinny girls beautiful, it is effective in concealing any body parts, which a thin woman may not want to be showcased on her big day. If you are by chance worried about something not looking right in a particular dress or fabric, choosing a dress like this, would be the dress for you. This really is a fantastic choice. Just look at how the neckline on this dress, helps to showcase this models amazing neck, and beautiful facial features.
As many thin beauties already know, sometimes people can be harsh on skinning girls for not having enough meat on their bones. Big girls have their worries too, and sometimes, there are certain body parts that should not be showcased on any lady's wedding day.
Romona Keveza uses silk taffeta here to make this dress, seductive and very stylish. Silk taffeta is a really smart decision for any bride, who wants a fabric that will last throughout the wedding event without getting overly wrinkled or stressed. It is not only the choice of Ramona's fabric here, which makes it so perfect for a thin bride, it is also her exact placements of the delicate, re-embroidered, Alencon-lace appliqués. They assist in accentuating the perfect fit.
Both of the materials used on this lovely gown, are slightly stiffer fabrics than a bridal gown made of jersey knit, raw silk, or crepe. The fact that silk taffeta is stiffer, does not hinder its ability to appear sophisticated, luxe, crisp, and airy. Silk taffeta accentuated with re-embroidered Alencon lace, is much more forgiving than say a wedding dress made of crepe, and accented with Chantilly lace appliques.
Crepe has a tendency to cling to the body. If this was a plus size bride, this dress would not help conceal the bride's flesh rolls, anymore than it would conceal ribs or hip bones. Materials that do not have any body to them, like Crepe fabrics, are not very forgiving. It is why we rarely see pageant gowns made of crepe. It also tends to want to cupp in, and it becomes stressed when worn, causing the fabric to dip and fold. Crepe or Jersey knit fabrics do not fare well when altered. Crepe fabric likes to snag or pucker when taken in or hemmed.
- Dress A's highlights are that it helps to conceal: Shoulder blades, collar bones, small chest sizes, broad shoulders, elbows, and long arms.
Do you like Dress A for skinny brides?
Bridal Designs for Thin Women
- Legends by Romona Keveza
Legends by Romona Keveza is a diffusion bridal line that is young in spirit and inspired by glamorous fashion icons including Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly & Jackie Kennedy.
(Look B) Elegance- Valentino Sposa
Straight Sheath Style Wedding Dress
This straight, princess cut, waistline is another perfect match for a thinner beauty. Lace has a way of creating an illusion of fullness, without look overbearing or heavy. The one thing that all skinny brides need to keep in mind is the fabrics of her gown. Heavy satin materials have a tendency to weigh down petite women. While this bulky material keeps a larger bride from looking too top heavy, it will not have the same effect for a petite bride. If a petite bride wants her wedding dress to weigh more than she does on her wedding day, satin fabric would be the perfect choice to choose.
What I also like about this particular dress, is its stunning, boat cut, neckline. Which happens to be a really good feature for hiding collar bones, or slightly concave breast plate. Boat necklines tend to accent a skinny bride's pretty neck, and striking facial features. This neckline serves a dual purpose of hiding and showcasing. It has a tendency to mask slightly slouchy or rounded shoulders. Boat necklines are good at hiding body features such as; the sternum, which is most often more noticeable if a skinny bride, chooses a plunging neckline. It is my personal opinion that the lace also adds to the dresses overall look, and is what gives it the feel sophistication and elegance.
Dress B helps to conceal: Rounded shoulders, shoulder blades, collar bones, concave breast plate, height issues.
Are you considering a lace dress?
- Valentino Sposa 2010 Bridal Gowns | Wedding Inspirasi
Dress Brand for Look B
(Look C) Stunning- Rosa Clara
Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress
This amazing Rosa Clara bridal gown, is my favorite for skinny brides. The off the shoulder neckline makes for a nice distraction from collar bones or flat chested brides. The beautifully tucked darts at the waistline also helps to silhouette the appearance of curves. Especially needed for woman who happen to be built straight up and down. The gown's appeal is how it is able to create a dainty and refined figure. Another feature to take note of is this dress' unique waistline. Notice how the striking princess darts suck in at the waist. A skinny bride who wears a dress designed like this one, should be walking down a Paris runway. Not only do the darts showcase this brides remarkable waistline, they are an essential necessity when wanting to accent a thinner brides, refined feminine figure. A dress like this one, also would help to lengthen a petite-size women's (who are 5'5 or under) torso.
Not all of us can be so blessed with a perfect figure, but, hey that is what this article is about. Celebrating the fact that we are all built uniquely different, but, admitting to ourselves that there also features about our bodies, in which we don't always think looks the best when standing in front of the mirror. It is okay if you are not happy with the way you look. People should not fault anyone for wanting to look or feel better about themselves. Therefore, if a petite bride wants to look taller on her big day, then a dress designed like this one, will do that for her on her wedding day.