4 Things to Consider when choosing your Wedding Dress At the Martin Thornburg Trunk Show

You want to look absolutely breath-taking on your wedding day, so choosing the right wedding dress is key. Whether you are going for a traditional white gown or an alternative style, you want a dress that suits you and showcases your beauty. Many women feel overwhelmed at the prospect of picking out a dress. With so many styles and widely varying prices, it can seem daunting to find that perfect dress for you. Like with many things for your wedding, choosing the right dress involves careful planning, consideration of your taste and limits, and patience while you look for that special dress that makes you shine.

1. Choose an A-line fit for a pear shape: One of the most important factors of the dress is the fit. Before you go shopping, you should figure out what fit you are looking for. If you have a small bust and light thighs and hips, think about an A-line fit. You can highlight your waist further by picking a dress with a decorative element like a sash or beading around the waist of the dress. Avoid a dress that is bunchy or overly embellished on the bottom half. This will make your hips and thighs look larger than they are.

2. Choose a supportive dress for a busty body type: If you have a large bust, you will want a fit that is supportive on top. This kind of fit will give you the shape you want and will prevent any mishaps on your wedding day. Many busty women feel they can’t wear strapless dresses. A square neck dress is a great option for busty women because it shows off your assets without showing too much.

3. Pick an empire dress for a plus-sized body type: An empire dress is similar to an A-line dress, except that it flows out to make a floor-length A-line. This fit is very flattering on most body types and is a good option if you don’t want to wear a tight-fitting dress. Though empire dresses are flowy, don’t pick one that is too large or has a lot of excess fabric as in this case you will look oversized.

4. Choose a flared dress for long and lean body types. If you are thin and tall, you may either want to highlight your figure or you may want to choose a dress that creates curves. In such case pick up a sheath dress that follows the long straight form of your body, or a flared dress like a mermaid cut that creates curves. A sheath dress isn’t tight, but it won’t conceal the shape of your body.

Lastly, all we can say is that there are a lot of conventions about which dress looks best on which body type, and generally they are great places to start from. A great way to figure out what fit is best for you is to look at the dresses you already own. Although they are much less formal than your wedding dress will be, figure out what fit you generally wear and are comfortable in. Another way to find the best cut is to think about your favorite feature and find a way to flaunt it.


If you are starting your search for the perfect wedding dress, you are going to love Amanda-Lina’s store. Schedule your appointment now and explore some of the best bridal fashion at the Martin Thornburg Trunk Show from 5th to 13th August 2022. Try out different necklines and silhouettes to find the perfect wedding look.

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