To all you newly engaged brides, this is the most exciting time of your life, and starting your wedding dress search can be almost too good to wait for. However, all girls know how stressful the search can be, after all, it will be the most important dress you ever purchase.

The team at Fleur de Lys Bridal are here to help and advise you every step of the way, to truly make your experience incredible for you. However, we know most brides like to have an understanding of what wedding gown will best suit them before making any decisions – here are ways to know what dress will more than likely suit your body type best.

Petite body types
Petite brides should avoid overwhelming their small frame, so consider airy sheaths and structured trumpet styles over big, frothy ball gowns. Horizontal details will shorten your frame while vertical pane, will elongate it.

Plus-size body types
Whether you want to create the illusion of a smaller frame or celebrate your curves, there are numerous options. Asymmetrical pleating and neckline-to-knee embellishments make curve hugging gowns more slimming. Whereas, a scoop neckline shows off your voluptuous shape and lets you avoid the need for strapless bra. Still stuck for ideas? Why not start by checking out our range of Callista wedding dresses, designed specifically for the fuller figured bride.

Busty body types
If you’re a busty bride, you have generally two choices: reveal or conceal. A square neckline looks great on almost anyone, but especially great to cover up as it’s not too revealing. On the other  hand, plunging v-necklines are typically too risqué for big-busted girls, so a more subtle dip would be perfect.

Lean-and-straight body types
Because floor-length gowns were made with your model stature in mind, you’ve got lots of options to choose from. A few examples include a voluminous peplum skirt which acts as a stand in for curvy hips, or a high neckline paired with a full, A-line skirt which will showcase and balance your height at the same time.

Hourglass body type
This figure allows you to work your womanly curves in a bodycon bridal gown, or hide your hips in a big ball gown – either way, your gown should show off your trim mid-section. One way to do so is with the addition of a glitzy belt detail, which is a glamorous way to highlight your tiny waistline.

Whichever body type you are, we hope you have learnt something new from our advice, and now have something to start with. When you have decided, take a look at our range of designer wedding gowns online, or call us on 01799 526982 to book your VIP appointment.