Sheath style wedding dresses are great for slim brides
Sheath dresses are in fashion this season, and are also known as Column dresses due to their form-fitting silhouette and no tapered waistline. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge is famous for her preference for sheath dresses. Given that the continuous line of the dress stretches the wearer’s frame, this style of dress is recommended for those who are either slim, or not slim but are comfortable with their bodies.
A sheath style wedding dress is therefore recommended for those with hourglass or rectangular figures; hourglass figures have the shoulders and hips at almost the same width along with a well-defined waist, while rectangular figures are boyish, with the bust and hips at roughly the same size, with an undefined waist.
Sheath style wedding dresses are known for their elegance, and are usually available in various shades of white and pastel. Off the shoulder options work for those who have long, toned arms, while corset styles are available for those who want to channel the hourglass look. One of the benefits of this style of wedding dress is its form-fitting nature. Keep in mind that those who want a smooth, non-bulgy look for this dress might want to invest in appropriate body-hugging innerwear.
Sheath styles have a unique accessorizing advantage; you can wear a belt with your wedding dress! Needless to say, “belt” does not mean one of those formal black leather belts; belts here refer to delicate flower or lace-encased belts, which add delicacy and detail to the dress while subtly adding an hourglass effect to it by creating a distinct line between the bust and waist area.
Wedding dress designers such as Lazaro, Melissa Sweet, Amy Kuschel, Maggie Sottero, and Robert Bullock are known for their exquisite, yet modern renditions of the sheath style wedding dress, and advise plenty of careful accessorizing in order to fully bring out this look.
Accessorizing is of utmost importance while channeling this style, as it can get rather plain otherwise. An elaborate brooch or piece of statement Jewellery will do very well, as will a pair of chandelier earrings. It is recommended to choose a pair of shoes wisely owing to the long and probably tiring day ahead. Kitten heels would suit this style of wedding dress as they have a small heel and look elegant. For those who look forward to a more minimalistic look, a corsage of fresh flowers in the hand and hair would do nicely.
Sheath style wedding dresses have been popular for a long while now owing to their simple and elegant form. The narrow fit is slimming, and leaves plenty of room for creative-flexibility. While it is unfortunate that this style is usually not recommended for those in the more voluptuous category, one could always adapt the style to suit one’s figure by means of an empire waistline and looser, longer column with a train, which will retain the original “sheath” style while adding elements which will flatter larger, more voluptuous figures.
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