Page 9 - CP Bridal Guide Jan27 2017
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Dresses                                                                                                                              The Isle of Wight County Press WEDDING DIRECTORY 2017

Apple — Broader shoulders with slimmer hips and legs, often       Pear — Hips are wider than shoulders, normally with a defined
with a fuller bust, tend to have an undefined waist.               waist, tend to have a smaller bust.
G Empire-line dresses emphasise the narrowest part of your        G Princess-style dresses nip you in at the waist and disguise

     body while skimming over your tummy.                             larger hips.
G A sash or detail going down the middle of your dress will give  G Keep detail on the top half of the dress to draw attention away

     the illusion of a slimmer torso.                                 from your problem areas.
G Avoid column dresses as they will draw attention to your        G A-line skirts are perfect at skimming over the hips, but avoid

     problem areas.                                                   very full A-lines as these can add width to your hips.
G A-line dresses will create more of a waist.                     G Avoid mermaid and trumpet-style dresses, which emphasise
G Keep detailing on the top or bottom of the dress to draw
                                                                      your hips.
     attention away from your middle.                             G Strapless, V-neck or scoop neck dresses keep attention on the

                                                                      top half of your body.
                                                                  G Avoid sheath and bias-cut dresses, which can cling to your

                                                                      hips, bottom and thighs.
                                                                  G Empire-line dresses also keep the attention on the top half of

                                                                      your body.

Athletic — Slender shape with shoulders, waist and hips of a      Petite
similar width, tend to have a smaller bust.                       G Keep your dress simple, one-piece dresses will elongate you.
G A sheath dress suits a slender shape.                           G Avoid large ballgown dresses as they may swamp you.
G Extra detail and width on your bust or hips can add curves.     G Sheath dresses will give the illusion of height, as will slim
G A dress with a fitted bodice and fuller skirt will add curves.
G High-neck or boat-neck styles suit your shape                       A-line styles.

                                                                  G Avoid empire-line dresses as they can look unbalanced

                                                                      on you.
                                                                  G A-line or mermaid dresses suit taller women.

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