Style – Finding the Frock to Suit Your Shape
There are two classic skirt shapes that you will find in wedding frocks.
- Straighter shapes
- Waisted shapes will fuller skirts
- Straighter shapes work best for straighter body shapes and those who don’t have a defined waist such as H shape and O shape, and I shape (who can go both ways) and 8 shapes that need a straighter skirt style. Empire waistlines can work for many – though read my tips here.
- Fuller skirts are great for those with defined waists and fuller hips/bottoms or have saddlebags such as X shapes and A shapes, and 8 shapes can look for styles with peplums which flatter.
Then choosing a neckline on your dress there are commonly:
- Scoop and V neck
Strapless shapes create a horizontal across your upper body, so are good to balance wider hips/thighs
Asymmetrical shapes are great if you have any asymmetry in your face or body, or if you love them!
Scoop and V necklines should replicate the shape of your jaw. If you have a more pointed V shaped chin/jaw area, then a V neckline will be flattering. If you have an oval or softer jawline, then a scoop neckline is lovely.
Sweetheart – these are better for a more angled jaw than one that is too soft or curved.
Halterneck – there are two types of halterneck, one that is a narrow V, the other that is high and curved. Work the style that relates to your jawline and they are ideal for those with a naturally squarer shoulder line.