Brides with broad shoulders or inverted triangle body shape (also called V shape) are top-heavy. With shoulders wider than your waist and hips, you are often look upon as one with swimmer’s built. Your wide shoulders are the most sought-after in the modelling industry as clothes look extremely good on you.
If however you decide to downplay your broad shoulders asset, we have the perfect suggestions to make your wedding gown selection easier.
The perfect wedding dresses for broad shoulders brides are one that adds volume to the lower half to balanced out the heavy top so that it resembles an hourglass figure. Another key point to minimize broad shoulders is with careful selections of suitable necklines and sleeves.
The best silhouette:
Ball gown, A-line, trumpet and mermaid are gowns with volume at the lower half. The flares bottom creates balance with your broad shoulders. Bias cut wedding gown will also draws the eyes to the bottom as they have an appealing cut. Empire waist gown on the other hand will soften the blow of the shoulders by emphasizing your bust.
The best necklines:
When it comes to the best necklines, inverted triangle body shape brides have many options. You will look good with halter, wide straps, V-neck (including plunging/deep V), scoop and sweetheart necklines. These necklines help minimize your broad shoulders.
The best sleeves:
Most brides will opt for sleeveless wedding dress. If however you prefer a sleeve type wedding gown, go for diagonal cut sleeves as this will soften the shoulders area.
The best waistline:
If you are slim, go for structured waistline that will help define your beautiful waist.
The best dress length:
You will look good on both short and long wedding gowns. To show off your slim legs (plus killer heels) and draw the attention away from your wide shoulders, go for a short wedding dress.
The best embellishments:
Keep your embellishment at minimum around your neckline as not to draw attention to your wide shoulders. The best choice is to add embellishment at your bottom half but be careful as too many will make you bottom heavy and out of place.
What to avoid:
Spaghetti straps, bateau, square, off-the shoulders, strapless (unless it’s sweetheart), puffy sleeves and horizontal cut sleeves. All these will give the illusion of broad shoulders.
Have you found your perfect wedding dress for wide shoulders? If you have not, why not check out our Paris Ciel boutique which has the best wedding gowns solutions for broad shoulders brides. Visit us today.
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