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 BRIDAL ATTIRE Sheath
The sheath is the most difficult silhouette to wear, but is absolutely stunning when coupled with the right figure. Brides be aware, you can hide nothing in this dress. The sheath gown closely hugs the bride’s figure line from top to bottom. This silhouette best compliments those brides who are tall and lean, as well as those brides who are petite and slender.
Another important characteristic of a wedding dress is the neckline. Once you have decided on your choice of silhouette, the numerous versions of necklines bring variation to the silhouette types. Selecting the perfect neckline enhances the bride’s features from her waist upward. Read this story further for essential information on various necklines.
Off-the-shoulder
Scarlet O’Hara come on down! The off- the-shoulder neckline radiates romance and
features a bride’s shoulders and collarbone area. This style is a great solution to those brides who do not enjoy the exposure of the strapless, but want a similar feel. The additional coverage brought by the off- shoulder straps provides the needed support for the well endowed. It is suggested that brides with broad shoulders stay away from off-the-shoulder necklines. If you can throw a mean curve ball, consider the scoop or square necklines instead.
Strapless
The name describes this neckline to a “T.” This popular style is generally cut as a straight neckline, although, brides may see a slight variation to this rule as they peruse through the boutiques. As a side note, many times dresses with straps can be converted to strapless with some simple alterations. Strapless dresses look elegant and beautiful on just about everyone, how- ever smaller busted brides may find them-
selves having a wardrobe malfunction with this style of neckline.
Spaghetti Strap
Similar to the strapless neckline, the spaghetti strap design brings a little more safety to brides wanting to let loose on the reception dance floor. The thin straps that secure the bodice portion of the dress are what characterizes this neckline. Spaghetti strap gowns are an outstanding selection for slender brides, but the larger- busted brides may need to consider other supportive styles.
Scoop
Amazing on all bridal figures, the scoop neckline is shaped like a “U.” Both modern and modest brides will enjoy this cut, as the scoop neckline can rest conservatively above the bust-line or can rest daringly low to allow a hint of cleavage. A caution to the well endowed, too low of a scoop neckline may look as though the bride is spilling out of the dress.
Square
The square is a variation of the scoop neckline, but with obvious straight-line def- inition. This style provides bustier brides with the support they are wanting, but is equally flattering for all body types. Those looking for a more classic, conservative look will adore the square neckline.
Sweetheart
The sweetheart neckline was made for bustier brides. Resembling the shape of a heart, this style meets in the middle and ends in a point. Brides lacking in the cleavage area may discover better luck with other necklines.
Halter
Unique and contemporary, the halter neckline displays thicker straps that start at the top of the bodice and meet at the back of the neck. Brides who have spent time at the gym toning their shoulders and arms will discover the halter as the perfect opportunity to show off their hard work.
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