#Figure It Out: The Pros & Cons of Different Dress Styles on Different Body Shapes

All brides-to-be come to realize that wedding dress shopping has its own lingo. All of the different terms and names of designers can be overwhelming. But after you read this article and take a trip to Lotus Bridal, you will be a pro and have an understanding of what dress shape matches the vibe of your wedding & makes you look and feel your absolute best!

A-Line Wedding Dress

What is it?

An A-Line dress features a fitted bodice that flares from the waist, gradually getting wider as it goes towards the floor, mimicking a capital letter “A”.

Should I Say Yes?

This dress looks good on any body type. It emphasizes a teeny-tiny waist line while maintaining a classic, bridal feel.

Should I Say No?

If you are looking for a dress that shows off your booty, stay away from A-Line.

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Trumpet & Mermaid Gowns

What are they?

Both Trumpet & Mermaid gowns are known for their body-hugging shapes. Trumpets flare out starting in the middle of the thigh. Mermaid dresses flare out starting at the knee, allowing for a more dramatic flare or “poof” at the bottom.

Should I Say Yes?

If you love your curves and want to show off that sexy-bod then this is the style for you! This dress elongates brides while showing off an hour glass figure.

Should I Say No?

If your main concern for your wedding day is mobility & ease of walking, then consider staying away from mermaid & trumpet dresses. Girls who do not want to bring attention to their hips often do not like the fit of these dresses.

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What is it?

The Ballgown is best known for being the “princess dress” due to it’s full skirt and fitted bodice.

Should I Say Yes?

Lotus Bridal rejects the idea that a girl is too big or too small to wear a ballgown. If you want to feel like a princess on your big day, then the girls at Lotus Bridal will help you match it with the perfect tiara!

Should I Say No?

One thing to consider is that ballgown dresses can get heavy. Another factor to consider is your venue. If the space is on the smaller side, you might want to stay away from such a voluminous gown.

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Start the journey to find your dream wedding dress today. Visit www.LotusBridal.com to see our selection & how to schedule your first appointment.



Popular Colors for Spring/Summer 2014 Weddings

There has been a trend brewing in Bridesmaids colors for Spring/Summer weddings! Brides are shying away from darker colors, opting instead for light colors, particularly in the Blush and Aqua/Mint family. The blush family, ranging from Buff to Rose, look great on all skin colors and emphasize the feel of a warm wedding. These shades can be found in most designers, but the most common are Bill Levkoff, The Dessy Collection, and Jim Hjelm Occasions.

Most recently, however, many brides have been drawn to the Mint color pallet. From Aqua to Tiffany Blue, these vibrant yet subdued shades add a touch of color to brighten any ceremony. The Dessy Collection, Bari Jay, and Wtoo are the designers that create these shades. Take a look at some of the shades that can be found at Lotus Bridal. And call 718-332-4385 to book an appointment to begin your search for the perfect bridesmaids gowns!

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Hot New Trend for 2014!

Looking for a unique gown with a sensual twist? Look no farther than the hottest trend of 2014: the Low Back. The low back, v-back, and Illusion back are beautiful ways to add some flair to an otherwise traditional gown, or to continue the glamour on a modern gown. Take a look at some stunning gowns featuring low back that can be found at Lotus Bridal! Call 718-332-4385 to book an appointment!

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2014 Red Carpet Looks for Less

The hottest Red Carpet trends at the Golden Globes this year were varied and exciting! Red, White, and Black were the common color themes. Fabulously delicate belts were huge as well. But the most common theme was details on dresses and jewelry taking cues from the ’60s and the ’70s. The vintage theme is everywhere!

Take a look at some evening gowns and wedding gowns featured at Lotus Bridal that are similar to the styles seen on the red carpet this year! Call 718-332-4385 to book an appointment!

This beautiful gown displays a delicate thread design with beading and an illusion neckline.

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San Patrick also displays this beautiful illusion back in the Halsey.


This interesting theme of a v-neck, A-line gown with a decorative pattern can be found in some of our gowns. 

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Sequins was another theme on the red carpet this year. This trend can be found in many of our evening gowns!

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