Aug 30, 2010
Tall brides, while envied for their heights, often have a tough time finding a dress to fit their unique body shape. How can you find the right wedding gown without looking (or feeling) like a giant? What about balancing long legs and torso? How can you find the fit that’s right for you?
Don’t worry – if you’ve got extra inches on your side, DimitraDesigns.com is here to help. Here are some of our tips for dressing your tall body shape for your big day:
Keep it Simple
First off, if you’re tall, stick to gowns with a simple silhouette so that your natural body shape is emphasized. Too many ruffles or embellishments can actually make you look awkward. Instead, stick to a flowing fabric that compliments your body shape. Or, if you want to hide some flaws, go with a stiffer, more tailored look. Just keep the fabric simple and beautiful, like this lovely Alfred Angelo creation.
Be Conscious of Fit
You want to make sure that your gown looks like it fits properly. If you’re wearing long sleeves, be sure they go past the wrist. If you have a long torso, be sure that it’s accommodated by a lower waist line, or choose a looser dress that can be customized with a belt at your waistline. If you want drama, be sure that the gown is long enough to sweep the floor gracefully.
The A-line wedding gown is flattering on all body types, but that’s not the only one you can go with. Depending on your curves, you can feel free to try ball gowns, sweetheart necklines, scoops, bateau necks, tea-lengths, and elegant sheath dresses. Experiment with fit but keep the look classic. Over the top doesn’t always work well with tall brides. Don’t want to look any taller? Then avoid Empire line dresses and busts.
Are you a tall bride? What dresses have you found to be the most flattering?