Understanding Wedding Dresses
This blog post is a continuation on wedding dress terminology. It's helpful to know these terms when you’re trying to explain to a sales consultant how you would like your waistline to appear. While some individuals have a clearly defined waistline, most women do not. Understanding the different types of “waist” on a dress can truly transform your wedding gown. The waistline is the hardest part to alter, so it’s best you pick a dress with one that already fits your shape. This will save you money and in my opinion, can “make or break” a dress.
A low U or V Shape
Helps to elongate torso
Can be uncomfortable when sitting
Waistline hits below the natural waist – usually mid-hip.
Helps elongate the torso
if you’re already considered “short” this waistline will make you look even shorter. However, if you’re comfortable with 3-inch + heels then go for it!
Waistline is just below the bust.
"Food Baby" is no issue here
Hides your curves!
Waistline hits at the natural waist (somewhere between the hips and the ribcage).
Definition! Can easily add a belt, bow or ribbon
Not everyone has a clearly defined waistline, which can make your figure look “square”
A fitted Bodice with a large full skirt. Waistline will appear right before the “ball”.
The princess dress
A heavy dress