HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT WEDDING DRESS

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT WEDDING DRESS

As photographers we’ve handled hundreds (Maybe even thousands) of wedding dresses over the years and we’ve seen it all from the classic A-line to the ultimate fairytale dress. We’ve captured colourful wedding dresses, the usual dresses and we’ve even photographed a dress so large, that it was filmed for the UK show ‘Say Yes to the Dress’, but how do you pick the perfect dress for you? The dress needs to make you feel special, confident and damn right sexy!  With the help of Bijou website, We’ve categorised all different types of wedding dresses along with some of our favourite pictures taken over the years.

A-Line

The most flattering style for many brides is the A-line dress. This style of dress will gently flare out from the shoulders and as a result it will suits most shapes and heights.

Location: Lime Grove Shopping Centre, Barbados

Dress Collection: Into The Lime Light by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Ball Gown

The ultimate fairytale dress with a narrow fitted waistline and a full, flowing skirt. This ‘big’ dress tends to suit taller girls.

Location: Euridge House & Orangey

Dress Collection: Passage To India by Ivory & Co.

Model: @Sarah M from BMA

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Empire

High waistline that starts just below the bust (and tends to emphasise the bust), this skirt is usually slim and flowing.

Location: Nelson Ghost Town, Las Vegas

Dress Collection: Wild At Heart, by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Princess

Vertical panels of fabric follow the natural contours of the body. Very flattering and suits most figure types.

Location: Port St Charles Yacht Club, Barbados

Dress Collection: Into The Lime Light by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Sheath

Simple and elegant, follows the natural curves of the body. Usually fairly figure-hugging.

Location: Huntes Gardens, Barbados

Dress Collection: Into The Limelight, by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Want to delve into more details, lets take the dress into two separate parts, that way you can design a dress that’s right for you. By choosing your favourite neck line and skirt shape you can design your dream wedding dress!

Bouffant

SKIRT

A very wide skirt, often on a hoop to make bigger. Works well if you would like to cover up your legs or hips.

Location: Euridge House & Orangey

Dress Collection: Passage To India by Ivory & Co.

Model: @Sarah M from BMA

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Box Pleats

SKIRT

Deep parallel pleats of fabric that cascade down the skirt. Flattering for most figures and works well with heavier fabrics.

Location: Euridge House & Orangey

Dress Collection: Passage To India by Ivory & Co.

Model: @Sarah M from BMA

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Bustle

SKIRT

Fabric gathered below the waistline at the back to create fullness. Flattering to most figures.

Location: Mullings Beach, Barbados

Dress Collection: Platinum Bay Collection by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Trumpet / Mermaid

SKIRT

Sophisticated and flirty at the same time. Slim and figure-hugging until mid-thigh, where it flares out to finish.

Location: Nelson Ghost Town, Las Vegas

Dress Collection: Wild At Heart, by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Boat

TOP

Sits below the collar bone and goes straight across the chest. It can be used with or without sleeves and works well if you want to minimise a large bust.

Location: Grand Canyon, Las Vegas 

Dress Collection: Wild At Heart, by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Contessa

TOP

An off-the-shoulder Bardot-style neckline that attaches to the sleeves to form a continuous line across the arms and chest. It flatters long, slender necks and well-defined shoulders.

Location: Port St Charles Yacht Club, Barbados

Dress Collection: Into The Lime Light by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Straps

TOP

The back and front attach at the shoulder with narrow pieces of fabric.

Location: Grand Canyon, Las Vegas 

Dress Collection: Wild At Heart, by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Halternack

TOP

A sleek, sexy and informal look that works well if you can carry off the bra-less look.

Location: Huntes Gardens, Barbados

Dress Collection: Into The Limelight, by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Scoop

TOP

A softly rounded neckline that slopes across the collar bones. Pretty and demure as long as the scoop isn’t cut too deep.

Location: Codrington College, Barbados

Dress Collection: Wild At Heart, by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Square / Box

TOP

Similar to the scoop neckline but more formal. Neckline dips down to a point into the cleavage.

Location: Eldorado Dry Lake Bed, Las Vegas

Dress Collection: Wild At Heart, by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Sweetheart

TOP

Neckline dips down to a point into the cleavage.

Location: Mount Charlston, Las Vegas

Dress Collection: Wild At Heart, by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Strapless

TOP

Arms and shoulders are left bare.

Location: Mullings Beach, Barbados

Dress Collection: Platinum Bay Collection by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

Portrait

TOP

A romantic style that suits most figure types. A shawl-like collar that wraps around the shoulders.

Location: Mount Gay Rum, Barbados 

Dress Collection: Platinum Bay Collection by Ivory & Co.

Model: @GraceTuffnell

Photography by: @Newpixelsphotofilm

All of the photographs shown above have been captured by New Pixels Photography. Flying all over the world with Ivory & Co. photographing their dresses is always a highlight of our year. If you’re looking for your perfect wedding dress, You can find any of the dresses shown above on Ivory & Co.’s Website: Ivory & Co.

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