Inspiration Zoom Session Recap: Say Yes to YOUR Dress

Learn the dress styles that flatter your figure and match your wedding vibe. Read the recap of Say Yes to Your Dress Inspiration Zoom session from Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta Online July 2020..

Expert Vendor: Impression Bridal

Impression Bridal:

Impression Bridal has a wide range of styles and sizes in their Atlanta store and does more customization than any other store in the Southeast.


1.   What are the most common body types and wedding gown styles that flatter them best?

The most common body types:

Diamond – Carries more weight in mid-section. Flattering: V-neck, square neck, belted styles.

Strawberry – Broader shoulders and smaller hips. Flattering: Off shoulder straps, V-neck, belts define waistline, plunging neckline.

Rectangle – Minimal curves. Flattering: Can wear almost any kind of gown: high necks, ruffles and layers can give more shape.

Hourglass –Same size hips and shoulders with more defined waist. Flattering: Almost any neckline, smaller bust benefits from V-neck, larger bust might choose higher or lower neckline. Mermaid styles show off curves.

Pear – Carry weight in hips. Flattering: Scoop neck, V-neck, high neck. Fit and flare work well.

Apple – Very curvy body type. Flattering: Square neck and V-neck. Ballgowns are great for defining waist.


2.   What are some options for body shaping in a wedding gown?

Magic Fit: A 3, 5 or 7 inch stretchy waistband sewn into dress to reduce waist size by 2 inches.Can be added into any gowns except those with very low backs.

Belts are a well-known bridal shaping tool: define your waist easily!

Brassy Bra or Bra Cups: Help give lift and shape for bustline. Long line bras are also available for shaping and slenderizing under gown.

Italian Illusion: Neckline and sleeves can provide support or coverage while not drawing attention away from main dress design.


3.   What’s a way to glam up a dress besides an accessory?

Secret sparkle.An added layer of glittery fabric that peeks through the top layer. It can be added to any dress to add more glamour.


4.   In the current climate, what do brides need to know about making appointments and the try-on process?

Appointments are requested for trying on dresses. Store visits are limited to the bride and two guests, with masks worn. You can take pictures while trying on gowns.


5.   How far in advance should a bride start looking at gowns?


Gowns take six to eight months to come in, so start looking early! Plus-sized gowns don’t take longer than any other sizes. Customizations will add to that time a bit.Alterations take weeks, so plan to order 10 months ahead of time. A 70% deposit is required to order dress.