How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

The question has been popped, and now it’s time to start planning your dream wedding. For most brides, this begins with the wedding dress, but with such a huge range available, what style do you go for? Let’s take a look at the perfect dress for your shape.

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If you have what can sometimes be called a sporty body type, in which your bust and hips are in line, defining your waist is a great option. Go for v-necks and detailing around the top half and avoid strapless, which will make your shoulders look bigger.


If your hips are wider than your bust, opt for dresses with sleeves or details on the shoulder area to help balance your small shoulders with your hips. Empire line dresses will make you look larger than you are, so it is best to avoid these.


If your bust and hips are balanced, you should go for a dress that shows off your defined waist. Sweetheart necklines and corset backs will help show off your figure, whilst heavy princess dresses will not be as flattering as you’d imagine.

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For those who have a large chest, finding a supportive dress can be difficult. Go for high necks or illusion neckline dresses and stay away from strapless to avoid feeling the lack of support.

Small Chest

Many dress styles suit those who have a smaller bust, but the trick is to find a dress with lots of detail in the top half. You could even go for a backless dress if you don’t feel like you need extra support. Stay away from sweetheart necklines.

Mix It Up

Not everyone wants to get married in a big dress, and there are plenty of ways to look stunning without one. Take the bridal suit: feminine touches such as extra detailing can make it look perfect, or in Solange’s case, just add a cape.


Whilst searching for your perfect dress, you should also be looking to find your perfect venue. For a wedding hotel venue in the Wye Valley, look into options such as weddings at the Speech House Hotel to make your big day faultless. Tie it in with your colour scheme to make your big day like a fairy tale.

You’ve got the dress sorted. Now, where to start looking for the honeymoon?

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