Wedding dress comes with many bodices. Each bodice has its own characteristic and form. When buying wedding dress you have to make sure that you choose the rightest bodice so that you will feel comfortable when wearing your dress. Take a look at this rough guide to several of the most ordinary bodice styles.
Corset bodice is a tight boned bodice. It is really figure-hugging and great at increasing your waist and bust. This bodice style laces up at the back and it can be a pretty detail in itself. What to be remembered is not to pull the laces too tight as it will hurt your back.
Insert bodice is basically just a piece of material sitting in a deep V in the neckline, though it can be put into side panels as well. The fabric of insert bodice often comes in a constrasting texture to the main bodice but not always.
Keyhole bodice is a fitted bodice with a wedge or keyhole-shape cut out in the front. It can be quite a deep cut-out or a small cut-out just around the neck. And if you are a bride with a small bust, wedding dress with keyhole bodice is the rightest choice for you.
Crumb catcher bodice is a piece of fabric across the bust which creates a layered effect. The fabric of crumb catcher can match the dress or be completely constrasting. It can be fitted close to the body or a bit looser. The main thing to remember is that it can accentuate a large bust.
Boned bodice is a traditional style of bodice. This bodice style has vertical supports which are made of either plastic or metal. It is a bit like underwire in a bra. This boning makes the bodice really structured and fitted. It is great for defining and pulling a your shape.
Overlay bodice is the bodice style which is covered in a piece of fabric, often sheer or patterned. It offers a lovely effect that adds a touch of simple elegance and can hide a big midriff.
Ruching bodice is when the fabric of the bodice is gathered lengthways. It can cover the whole bodice or just part of it. It has a good effect to balance out wide hips and a small bust if you have a big bust and midriff. [via]