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Oxfam Weddings: Picking The Perfect Dress

21st Feb 2017

Picking the Perfect Wedding Dress

In celebration of Oxfam's first ever Bridal pop up shop at Batley on the 25th of March 2017 our Sustainable Fashion Events Specialist, Deborah Anderson, is sharing her advice for brides-to-be with us in this series of Oxfam Wedding Blog Posts. Find more details of the event here 

Oxfam Weddings

Choosing the perfect dress for your special day can be overwhelming, especially when there are so many styles. We are here to end your wedding dress woes with this body shape blog post. Finding the right style for your body shape is important, not only so that you look beautiful but so that you can feel confident and comfortable all day long! Here's a quick and simple guide to give you an idea of what dress styles are likely to flatter you.



Picking the perfect dress for a pear shaped body

This body shape would look lovely with shorter or A line dresses; fitted bodices that flatter the waist and fuller skirts that flow down to the knee or ankle. Think 50's styles or if vintage isn't your thing, there are plenty of contemporary styles that would fit the bill perfectly.

Picking the perfect dress for a straight shaped body

This body shape is elegantly flattered by column dresses, empire lines and long floaty skirts, expressing a tall graceful figure. Don't be put off by their simplicity; these dresses can be beautifully embellished with embroidered detail or alternative necklines. 

Picking the perfect dress for an apple shaped body

Channel your inner Cinderella with puffy netted ball gowns and sweetheart necklines or go for the elegance of A line dresses with flowing full skirts and shaped bodices to compliment your curves.

Picking the perfect dress for an hourglass shaped body

Wearing a fit & flare or fishtail dress could be a beautiful option, as it will fully highlight the hourglass shape. A ball gown style dress would be an equally elegant choice.



Oxfam have hundreds of dresses to pick from, varying from vintage and alternative to designer brands to brand new with tags, so you are sure to find your dream dress! Why not come along to our first ever bridal pop up shop on the 25th March to make those dreams come true. Find more details of the event here 



(Images from Dresser Bridal)


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