Choosing the correct sleeve type for your body shape

14 Mar 2016


Growing up around beautiful fabrics and delicate patterns, Sophia Tolli has managed to turn pieces of silk into extraordinary, elegant bridal gowns.

“My bridal collection has two distinct feelings: soft classic romanticism and traditional bridal drama. My signature style will always be gowns with an exceptional fit and cut.” Sophia Tolli

In order to find the perfect Sophia Tolli wedding dress in Pretoria to suit your specific body type, you need to know which shapes compliment you best. When it comes to sleeves, they can either work in your favour or make you look somewhat peculiar. So before you pick a dress, have a look at the following guidelines when it comes to the correct sleeves for your body type:

·        Cap Sleeve:

If you have broad shoulders, this look will suit you best. Avoid thin straps, square necklines, off the shoulder, halter necks or strapless dresses which will only enhance your broad shoulders and make your body look out of proportion. Broad straps is the way to go!

·        Sleeveless:

This type works well if you have slim shoulders, regardless of the size of your breasts. This is the most practical type, as the straps support women with larger breasts, adds contouring if you have slim shoulders and creates cleavage if you’re small-breasted.

·        Strapless:

This shape works well if your shoulders compliment your hips, and your breasts are in proportion with your body size. Having broad shoulders and larger breasts will make you look top-heavy and out of proportion.

·        Three Quarter Sleeve:

If your hips are broader than your shoulders, this dress will work well to balance your body out. Avoid this dress if you have broad shoulders, as it will only enhance and focus on your shoulders and make you look out of proportion.