How to Choose Your Wedding Dress by Waistlines?
The waistline is the horizontal seam that joins the bodice and the skirt. The waistline has a significant impact on the overall look, choosing the right waistline can really enhance your figure.
Choose by necklines
Natural waistline settles at the brides’ natural waist, it is good for most body types as it emphasizes brides natural hourglass figure. Natural waistline breaks up the upper and lower body, it is good for tall brides who want to constrain their height. Apple figure brides might need to avoid natural waistline if they want to divert attention away from the centre of their body.
Empire waist is a raised waistline, which sits just below the bust. Raised waistline was very popular during the Empire period in France, so it is named after that. Empire waistline draws attention up to the chest and adds volume in the chest area, so it is particularly good for brides with a small bust. It is also good for pregnant brides as it diverts attention away from the tummy.
A dropped waistline sits a few inches below your natural waistline. It extends the length of your torso, it is good for brides with short waists or wide hips. Brides with long waists and narrow shoulders should avoid this waistline.
Asymmetrical waist is also known as side drape, it is formed by asymmetrical seams running diagonally across the dress, starting from the natural waist, and ending a couple of inches below the hip. It is great for full-figured brides as it can create a leaner look, and hides a less toned belly.
The Basque waist is created by two curved seams forming a triangle shape pointing downwards. It off-sets large hips, and is great for full-figured brides with wider hips.
Princess waistline is actually no waistline meaning there is no seam running across the centre of the body. It is created by sewing together long vertical strips of fabrics. As it just follows the bride's natural curve, it flatters most body shapes.