Wedding Dresses to Choose to Minimise Shoulders

You’re planning for what will be the best day of your life and finding the showstopper wedding gown can become overwhelming with there being so many bridal styles on the market. The best way to begin is by analysing your body shape and finding what enhances and flatters your body. This will help narrow down your search to finding your dream dress. Oftentimes, when you show-off the body parts that you want to hide, the more flattering it becomes. This is the case when it comes to women with broad shoulders. You shouldn’t be made to feel self-conscious about your broad shoulders in your wedding dress. With the right design elements and fit, you will look beautiful and feel so confident in how you look.

Let’s start off with necklines – the closest design element to your shoulders.

If you’re used to covering up your shoulders, this is your cue to stop. Exposing your decolletage is in fact the best way to beautifully highlight them. Off-the-shoulder wedding gowns are so romantic and falls beneath your shoulders for the ultimate slimming effect. Dainty spaghetti straps and strapless styles are extremely feminine and makes your shoulders visually narrower. 

Incorporate these features with a v-neckline or sweetheart neckline which both have a point in the centre that draws the gaze down and away to soften the shoulders.

Crossover necklines with ruching are just as effective as they draw attention down from the shoulders to accentuate the waist.

We recommend staying away from cap sleeves, wider straps and bateau necklines as they sit at the broadest part of your shoulders and will make you look wider than what you are.

The most flattering wedding gowns are ones with a mermaid or A-line silhouette. The benefit of having a fit and flare gown include being bottom heavy as it balances out your broad shoulders by emphasising your curves. The same goes for A-line styles which drapes beautifully and can widen out into a long train. It takes the attention away from the shoulders and allows your guests to focus on the dramatic element, being the skirt.

There are a few options for fit and flare gowns which allow you to choose how fitted you want the skirt to be and the point from where it flares out from. This can be from beneath the hips, at the knee or below the knee level. These styles can look ethereal in lace, tulle or silk.

If you opt for an embellished fabric, keep the neckline as minimal as possible to avoid any bulk near the shoulders.

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