Four bridal trends, four different body types

It is getting to be wedding season, you may have a few invites in your mail, or maybe you're planning one yourself. According to TheKnot.com, June and September are the most popular months to get married, so that means a lot of women are dreaming of the perfect dress.

No matter what your style or body type, there is a myriad of options for brides this season.

Jessica Chittendon, a fashion expert, with David's Bridal appeared on Sunrise to share a few of the hot trends for women of all shapes and sizes.

For tall, slender women she recommends empire, a-line or sheath gowns. Chittendon says those styles will add curves to your straight-up-and-down figure, while creating an hour glass shape that nips in the waist and creates curves where they are needed.

This season, stylists say many brides are searching for alternative necklines or plunging backs, options beyond your traditional strapless top.

Women who are short in stature will look great in dropped waist gowns. Chittendon says those styles accentuate the waist and make short women appear taller. This new style of bodice is popular with many brides, she says, because it elongates their silhouette.

Petite women can make the most of their tiny size in strapless styles with a trumpet bodice. The trumpet bodice will flatter the lower half of a petite bride's figure, while accentuating her legs.

As for women with a fuller figure, Chittendon recommends a-line silhouettes or ballgowns. She says they can be exceptionally figure flattering, especially when there is ruching at the waist to define the silhouette and create texture. One popular option is a cap-sleeve style with an illusion back. The cap-sleeves add coverage, while the illusion lace adds allure.


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