Full in figure. Compact. Lean. Curvy. If you break out in hot sweats when it comes to clothes shopping or think you’ll never find bridalwear to suit your body shape, stop: shopping for a bridal suit or dress that compliments your figure isn’t so hard when you know what suits you best. Abby Summerville from House of Ollichon, tells us how to dress for your body shape so that you can find your pièce de résistance for your wedding day…
The Yorath is a real ‘curve-ball’ option when it comes to curvy brides, the halter-neck flatters a bigger bust and the cinched-in, boned waist band sits in the smallest part of the tum, no matter what your size. The wide trouser legs offer balance and the side slits create a touch of sexiness.
We love the Kay for slim, lean brides, the pleated wide trouser legs create a wonderful silhouette and provide a great contrast with the thick waistband which sits in the small of the waist. The contemporary shoulder gives a modern twist and again can create balance with a narrower frame.
Most jumpsuits suit taller women, but if you’re after something a little different the Simmonds is the one for you. The culotte trouser leg ensures there’s a flash of ankle which creates a new dimension to the longer leg. If you’ve got good ankles, get them out!
To ensure jumpsuits don’t swamp a petite frame, keep it simple, tailored and close fitting. We think the Lowry is great for that! The cigarette trouser leg is incredibly flattering as it tapers down to the ankle and the close fitting bodice ensures a no-fuss approach.
Two-piece for a curvy bride
Our all time best seller, the Le Fay, has proved that all brides – no matter what size – can wear high waisted skirts. The flattering waistband sits in the smallest part of your tummy and offers the teeniest flash of stomach (often only when dancing!). The long lace sleeves ensure the traditional box is ticked offering a great balance between classic bridal and a modern two piece.
Two-piece for a skinny bride
If you’ve got it flaunt it! The Thomas provides a fun and flattering bridal option, the flash of tum provides a lovely curve effect ensuring that skin is on show in the classiest way possible.
Two-piece for a tall bride
These full, lace culottes are a bridal phenomenon! A long leg balances off the amount of fabric in these trousers while still achieving feminine movement and a modern day outfit.
Two-piece for a short bride
Long, simple skirts are great for elongating a smaller frame. The Hammond has a gentle A line which in contrast to the high waisted fit, makes all who try it on feel willowy!
The House of Ollichon
Hannah set up the House of Ollichon after designing her own wedding suit when she couldn’t find anything she liked by high street or higher end brands. Discover more about Hannah Ollichon or see the full House of Olllichon collection at houseofollichon.co.uk