So, you are finally ready to walk down the aisle. Congratulations!

It is a special feeling to be a bride, Isn’t it?

While you are on cloud nine, wedding preparation is just too challenging. In fact, shopping for a dream wedding gown can be insanely overwhelming, especially when you have no idea where to being.

It’s time for some pro-tips!

It is better you consider your body type before beginning your shopping spree:

  • It will take out all the unnecessary guesswork.
  • You will have a realistic outlook, helping you to stay open-minded.

Wedding dresses in London has a huge market! You get unlimited options. There are endless bridal shops in London, featuring a wide collection from various designers.

Most bridal shops give one hour appointments, with additional 20 minutes. While 80 minutes is enough to try on various dresses, it is always better to narrow down your options before stepping into the shop.

Let’s make things easy for you here!

It is important that you know that body types are broadly divided into five categories. These categories defines your figure:

  • Petite,
  • plus size,
  • busty,
  • hourglass
  • lean and straight

And here are some tips that will help you find the right kind of wedding dress according to your body type:

Tips for Petite Brides:

If you are petite, avoid small frames (small in stature and narrow at the waist). This will help you look taller.

Also, it is better you go for sheaths and structured trumpet A-lines rather than enormous and frothy ball gowns.

Tips for Plus size brides:

If you have a healthier body type, it is recommended to go for fabric and style that highlights your curves beautifully. An empire waistline would make you look elongated, while the fluttery chiffon sleeves will act as a cover up. The best combination is – a high neckline, sheath silhouette and slight train. It will make you look lean!

Tips for Busty brides:

The key lies in finding a wedding gown with a perfect neckline. Go for a structured off-the-shoulder neckline. It gives a soft curve which conceals your large bust. It is recommended to avoid deep neck-cuts.

Tips for hourglass brides:

Accentuate your curves with a bodycon bridal dress. Go for a big ball gown to hide your hips. Whatever you choose, make sure your gown shows off your slim mid section. You can always rely on fit and flare dress to highlight your curves.

Tips for lean brides:

Hoping to create the illusion of curves, here are few tricks. Go for voluminous peplum skirt, it will acts as a stand in for curvy derriere. You can also get a gown with an illusion neckline which leaves a hint of skin bare and highlight a swan-like neck.

Remember, you may not fit completely into one category and most people don’t! You can be petite and at the same time busty. In that case, you need to get a dress that makes you look tall and also conceal your ample assets.