by Danielle Bouchat-Friedman
TALL/ATHLETIC BODY TYPES
Typified by: An inverted triangle, with medium-to-broad shoulders and narrow hips.
Think: Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.
Try on: A sheath or slip will flatter a slender shape, while those with toned shoulders can rock a halter.
Tricky: Cap sleeves and straight necklines.
1. An elegant lace and tulle sheath wedding dress, accented with a subtle scoop neckline, sexy beaded spaghetti straps and a plunging V-back.
Maggie Sottero, style Celine, $1,739 at Louis Marie Bridal, Middletown, Del.
2. This sexy, fit-and-flare wedding dress features frosted Alençon lace appliqués on net with an eye-catching, wide scalloped hemline.
Mori Lee, style Marcelline, $1,599 at The Dress Matters, Media, Pa.
3. This elegant sheath features a bodice accented in Swarovski crystals and delicate beading. A Revina Chiffon skirt completes the romance of this look.
Maggie Sottero, style Maren, $1,549 at Brides 2 Be By Hope Mitchell, Rehoboth Beach, Del.
EXPERT TIP: Try something new. Many brides get set on a dress style before walking into a bridal salon. That can be helpful for the appointment, but a good bridal consultant will push you out of your comfort zone and encourage you to try something a little different. —Deborah Collins, owner, The Dress Matters, Media, Pa.