One of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding is perhaps to settle on a wedding dress. With so many options and designs out there, you may have the urge to get them all at once. Wedding dress in the Philippines come in many shapes and sizes but you should always consider your figure and your style preferences when choosing your wedding gown. Either you want something glam like an off shoulder wedding dress or just a simple wedding dress, there will always be the right gown for your figure.

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“I just received a formal invitation from friends/someone I know, but there’s no stated dress code for the event, what kind of attire should I dress with?” We’ve all had this question before, and it can be a struggle to find the perfect evening dress or accessories that complement your look. No worries, we’ve prepared a simple style guide to dress your best at different formal occasions.

“I just received a formal invitation from friends/someone I know, but there’s no stated dress code for the event, what kind of attire should I dress with?” We’ve all had this question before, and it can be a struggle to find the perfect evening dress or accessories that complement your look. No worries, we’ve prepared a simple style guide to dress your best at different formal occasions.


Some say that hourglass women have the best figures so it’s important that all hourglass ladies know how to show off their curves with the right evening dresses.

Some say that hourglass women have the best figures so it’s important that all hourglass ladies know how to show off their curves with the right evening dresses.


How to Pick the Right Style of Wedding Dress in the Philippines

When you walk into the dress shop, you can be tempted by the rows and rows of beautiful wedding dresses. Nevertheless, you can’t just choose a wedding dress all willy-nilly. Don’t choose a dress based on the price, designer, or any other factors that wouldn’t accentuate your figure. At the end of the day, you want to look the ultimate best when you walk down that isle. That’s why it is crucial to find wedding gowns that are appropriate for your body type and shape and everything else like design, embellishments, and materials will fall easily into place.

Different Type of Body Shape

  • Apple – Broad shoulders and bust yet narrow at the hips.
  • Banana – Banana-shaped women have waists that are less than 9 inches smaller than the hip or bust.
  • Pear – The hips of pear-shaped women are wider than their busts.
  • Hourglass – Bust and hips of an hourglass woman are equal and their hips are narrow.

Different Styles and Silhouette of Wedding Dress

There are different wedding dress styles and silhouette of that you can consider for your special day. You should familiarize yourself with the different styles of wedding gowns before finalizing on your decision.

Style

Body Shape

Description

Ball Gown

Pears, not good for petites or those with small frames.

Inspired by the dresses in fairy tales, ball gowns are equipped with a fitted bodice flairs starting at the waist, and a full, voluminous skirt.

A-Line

All body types.

The silhouette of this dress resembles the letter “A”: fitted on the upper body and flairs out from the waist down. The skirt tends to be less voluminous than the ball gown.

Trumpet

Perfect for those with small waists like the hourglass, banana, and petites. Not good for pears or apples.

Quite similar to the A-line dress, the trumpet is fitted on the upper body but flairs out around mid-thigh. It’s a combination of the modified A-line and mermaid silhouette.

Mermaid

Good for those with slender frames and hourglass. Not ideal for apples and plus-sized bodies.

Fitted all the way to the knees and then flairs out like the tail of a mermaid.

Sheath

Ideal for lean and slender figures like petites and bananas. Also good on hourglass who wants to show their curves. Not good for pears.

Sheath dresses have a narrow, straight silhouette. It flows straight down from the neckline to the hem without any fitted bodice.

Mini

Good for petites, slender-figured people, and bananas. Not suitable for plus-sized people.

Mini dresses fall above the knee. The skirt can come in the shape of A-line, ball gown, or sheath.


Accessorizing Your Wedding Dresses

Now that you know which type of wedding dress to choose for your big day, you may want to consider accessorizing the dress with veils, gloves, and hair pieces. Other than that, don’t forget to pick out dresses for your bridesmaids. Choose from flowy maxi dresses, glamorous evening gowns, or classic vintage dresses.

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