Glamorous Wedding Gowns For Every Figure

One of the best parts about being a bride is the chance to wear a truly fabulous dress. It is your time to shine, so go ahead and choose a bridal gown that is glamorous and that makes you feel like a movie star. This is how to find a glamorous wedding gown for any type of figure.

If you have a fairly average shape and size, you will have a huge number of wonderful wedding gowns from which to choose. In fact, you may have so many choices that it can be overwhelming. The trick is to narrow it down to a general style that appeals to you, and then to focus on finding a gown that fits the bill. For instance, if all out glamor is your goal, you do not need to waste your time trying on dresses that are too demure or understated, no matter how pretty they may be.

Glamor in a wedding gown is created by a few main features: the cut, the fabric, the embellishments, and of course, a touch of drama. Glamorous gowns will tend to be body conscious, or more slender in the silhouette, although this does not mean that only skinny-Minnie types of brides can pull off a dramatic gown. In fact, some of the most shape-hugging styles look their best on a figure with plenty of curves to love.

The one shoulder look is currently very much in style, and is the epitome of Hollywood glamor and style. Most of these gowns are created in narrow shapes. The Grecian goddess column in chiffon with a little ruching or gathering in the bodice is one of the most popular form of one shouldered wedding dresses. Drama comes in the form of oversized fabric flowers flowing over the shoulder or a jeweled silver shoulder strap. This is a cut that works very well on slender brides, whether tall or petite.

Shimmer is always glamorous, and gorgeous silk satin or charmeuse is a fantastic choice for a bride who wants that "wow" factor. Curvy brides will look stunning in strapless gowns with fitted ruched bodices that have an exaggerated low bodice. The gowns will be fitted down to the low hip or sometimes almost to the knee, and then explode into a dramatic mermaid full skirt. It is a fabulous classic shape that dates back to the old glamor days of Hollywood. It is also very flattering on a bride of any size with great curves, as long as she is comfortable really flaunting them. Add a big pair of sparkling Swarovski crystal bridal earrings, and you will be the picture of bridal glam!

For girls with nothing to hide, a body-hugging bias cut gown can be perfect. These dresses are cut close to the body, and the fabric drapes becomingly across the figure. Just don't choose this style if you want a forgiving dress! Some of the best examples of bias cut dresses can be found in collections of vintage bridal gowns, especially those from the 1930s, when pure glamor was the height of style.

Once you have found the perfect gown, you can pour on the glamor with the perfect finishing touches. Smooth hair is better than some of the more tousled looks so commonly seen lately. Makeup should be flawless, with either strong red lips or a sultry smoky eye. Finally, don't forget about your bridal jewelry; the sparkle of Swarovski crystal earrings and necklaces will give you a fabulously glamorous look for your wedding day.

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