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Tips for gowns for Curvaceous Brides from Charisma Bridal

 

Charisma Bridals award winning Sonsie range is designed specifically for curvaceous brides from sizes 18-30 only. These gowns feature a full control inside corset attached to the gown, which holds the gown in position without any shifting on the body. It also eliminates the need for wearing a bra, no matter what size bust you have! The designs incorporate many successful flattering features which will be pointed out per photo.



Style S91052 has a typical A Line body shape which skims the hip line. The sweetheart neckline is emphasized by soft diagonal rouching across the front bodice area (a very flattering line for any bride any size but especially for those worried about their stomach area) The slight rouching appears to soften the front of the gown skirt also and the beautiful lace jacket not only hides arms but adds a statement . Suits curvier figures.








S91059 has been designed with an extended rouched torso to define the curves and add the illusion of height by lengthening the body. This gown is a winner for anybody where the bust is much smaller than the hips (Commonly referred to as a Pear shape ) The skirt overlays do not add emphasis to the hips as one might fear but do hide a disproportioned body underneath.






S91205 features an A line silhouette in a soft lace over a satin. This gown suits the Apple shaped body very well as it is an Empire under the bust style. The waist is defined by the pleated bands travelling up to the center front which start just above the hip line at the side, As the top also features beautiful lace cap sleeves, the eye is focused on the bust and not the hip area. A soft feminine look , with a back feature of corset lacing which also aids better fitting to the body. Strapless styles can make shoulders look broader so thicker straps or some sleeve type can make the gown much more appealing, as well as securing it better for larger busts.






Style 1136 has an extended diagonal torso above the fuller A Line skirt ,which also feature a diagonal beaded overskirt. Diagonal placements break up body areas, and will disguise many of the problem areas that clients perceive as a worry.

Fuller skirts also narrow the top body look . While shown strapless, this gown has detachable shoestring straps above the sweetheart neckline, and many different strap options can be added. The back has the adaptable corset lacing for ease and comfort as well as being an interesting feature on the back. Many different body shapes can wear this gown style successfully.





Style 2329 . Flaunt those curves in this stunner. Defining the body with cross ruching and a corset back, this gown is also feminine and soft. Suits the hourglass figure extremely well! Height also helps with this gown as it has multiple layers on the skirt falling front a low front. Show your confidence in self with this one.








Style 2183 A winner in design! This V neck gown covers the décolleté with a detachable beaded panel ,but looks fabulous without it as a slight plunge look! This gown has upward diagonal rushing to draw the eye up from the hip and the small A Line skirt has ruching to soften and a waterfall drop for effect at the side. The Taffeta fabric smooths the body creating a streamlined silhouette. Thicker fabrics like satins and Taffeta, are usually used in the more structured gowns as these allow the figure to be shown to full advantaged and to draw attention to the best features of the body. Chiffons that free flows often just hang from a point and can make a larger frame quite shapeless. Fabrics that suit fuller frames that can be ruched, , folded,pleated or laced,( such as silk dupion.taffeta. satin or crepe) look great on because they conceal imperfections and disguise heavier areas.





Style 848 looks flowing ,but is actually a satin gown underlay covered with an organza which is appliqued with cut away lace. Empire in style, the gown is paneled into an A Line shape to skim the hip area. A stunning sweetheart neckline with shoestring straps and fully6 beaded bodice, the look is completed by the satin under bust band. The back is corseted and has a satin detachable long tailed bow at the waist to add back interest. The train is fully appliqued with the cut away beaded lace.






Fuller figure brides can shop with confidence knowing they are being considered by designers and stockists, and that they can and will look outstanding in the right style and fitting gown on the day!

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