If you’re shopping for your dress and don’t know where to start... 
How can I choose the perfect wedding dress? If you’re shopping for your dress and don’t know where to start... that’s what we're here for. There are a few things you should know before you go to your bridal appointment. It’s a good idea to have a few wedding dress silhouette styles in mind. 
 
Curvy 
 
Now is the time to show off that beautiful, full-figured bod. Wedding dresses that hug closer to the body and conform to your curves such as mermaid or trumpet style gowns will look fantastic on a curvy body. Avoid empire dresses that start the flare out at the chest because it can make you look like you don’t have a shape, but an empire dress with a flare below the chest will work perfectly for brides who may be self conscious of a curvy tummy. Of course, an A-line dress is always a great option for curvy brides as well because it looks great on every kind of body. 
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Petite 
 
Other than rocking a pair of amazing heels on your wedding day, petite ladies also probably want a way to elongate their bodies in a wedding dress. Go for a sheath dress or a mermaid, or trumpet with a smaller flare at the bottom so that you can make your torso and legs look longer. It’s probably best to avoid a ball gown or tea length wedding dress because it could make you look shorter. 
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Hourglass 
 
Brides with hourglass figures have to decide what kind of look they want to go for on the wedding day. If the idea is to embrace what you have, choose a sweetheart neckline on a mermaid or trumpet gown. If you are having a conservative church ceremony and prefer that you don’t have a lot of cleavage showing go for an A-line dress or even a ball gown with a simple bodice at the top. Whatever you do, show off that waist! 
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Straight Figure 
 
If you have a naturally slender figure, it’s likely that you won’t have a tough time finding things to fit correctly but you might have difficulty finding things that create the illusion of curves on your body. The best way to “fake” some curves is to go with a ball gown or an A-line silhouette. Try to find a dress that has a flared floor-length skirt that will accentuate your waist and make it look like you have fuller hips. 
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Remember: We offer in-house dressmaking service 
 
If something isn’t fitting exactly the way you envisioned, ask to consult with the seamstress on staff to see what they can do to make the dress for you. It’s likely that the sample dress has been tried on several times and has been a little stretched out or worse for wear so it’s hard to get a good idea of exact fit anyway. 
 
Remember that the idea is to make the dress fit you and not diet or exercise like crazy to make yourself fit that “perfect” gown. Dressmakers can take something that’s too large or too small and make it fit you like a glove. 
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