The wedding dress styles guide… for bigger busts
If you’re blessed with a larger bust you may be feeling slightly apprehensive about dress shopping. With so many dresses to choose from it’s hard to know where to begin, particularly when the vast majority of gowns come without supportive straps. Luckily at every WED2B to be store we have hundreds of wedding dress styles in every size from 8 to 30. Plus our experts stylists really know their stuff. Here are their top tips…
Feel well supported
You’re ideally looking for a dress that offers good support and lift while still being comfortable and beautiful.
The perfect shape…
A-line or princess-cut dresses are the most flattering for an hourglass figure, as this shape flares out at the waist and defines your curves. Drop-waisted wedding dresses are another good choice as they are looser around the bust and elongate your hips.
Corset those curves
Corset or laced-back wedding dress styles are brilliant for curvaceous brides. They offer support and security while giving you a streamlined silhouette. As an added bonus some corset dresses can also make you appear several dress sizes smaller!
Strapless can work too…
Don’t totally dismiss strapless wedding dresses. If you prefer this style then simply invest in a good basque or strapless bra to stop any worries about dress slippage on the big day.
Get the neckline right
Sweetheart, V-necks and scooped necklines are the most flattering for bigger busts. Steer clear of halter necks and high necklines, which can making your breasts appear larger. Similarly, square, cowl and crew necks all highlight the bust area, so make V and scoop-cuts your go-to.
Avoid adding heavy necklaces to low-cut tops which will draw the eye away from the collarbone – the dainty part of your torso you want to draw attention to. So if you want to wear a necklace choose one that sits around your sternum or throat.