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The bateau neckline (also called the Sabrina) rests high on the collarbone and is straight-lined. Wonderfully elegant for smaller busted brides, this neckline gives the appearance of a larger bust area. Broad-shouldered brides should shy away from this neckline as it draws attention to the shoulders.
The final element of a wedding dress to consider is the waistline. This is a significant detail to consider as a bride selects her wedding dress. Different features of the waistline, like any dress, can accentuate areas that a bride may want to conceal. Continue reading for the vital waistline facts.
The Basque waistline is known for its
slimming capabilities. This cut begins at the hips and dips below the natural waistline to a point a couple inches below the navel. These features add length to the torso area, slimming the tummy and providing a sleek look. The Basque waistline is ideal for the pear-shape bride.
The empire cut is determined by the high waistline. This style displays a fitted bust area and a waist that begins at the bottom of the bust line. The dress then extends into a wider, flared hemline. Ideal for brides with a thick waist area, the empire is quite slimming as the fabric subtly embraces a bride’s curves. Women with wider hips or a larger bust may discover the empire waist is least flattering.
Resting just below the waistline, the dropped style is commonly paired with A-line and ball gown silhouettes. Most necklines look radiant with the dropped waist. The characteristic of this style enhances curves, and is equally flattering for brides with either thick or slender waists.
Women with an hourglass figure are definitely attracted to the natural waistline because it draws attention to their best fea- tures. This type falls directly at the waist and is stunning on various bridal figures.
It is official! You are now an informed bride ready to tackle the dilemmas and joys of wedding gown shopping. The facts shared in this article are useful, but should not limit your likes or dislikes. The bride is the ultimate judge when it comes to finding “the dress.” Just because one certain style is not recommended for your particular figure, by all means, try this style at the bridal salon just to make sure you agree.
After all, sometimes trying the uncom- plimentary dresses will only enhance the excitement when you do find the wedding dress that is perfect for your special day. §

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