The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Perfect Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

There are different types or styles of wedding dresses out there and the issue is how do you chose a dress which is suit your body shape and make you look beautiful.

Your body shape heavily depends on what type of dress you should wear especially for special occasions like your wedding day.

There are at least six body shapes for women which fall into an hourglass, tall and thin, petite, apple, pear, and full figure.

Because there are several wedding dresses, here is a guide on how to know which suits you best.

Busty Brides

A dress with a Structured off-the-shoulder neckline offers a subtle curve that minimises a large bust. If you love a strapless gown, choose one that has a slight dip along the neckline, like a sweetheart, rather than a style that goes straight across

Petite Brides

Petite Brides should avoid dresses with a dropped waist and ball gowns.  A gown that is fitted to your body and then flares at either the lower hip or knee gives the illusion of height. Find a style with a waistline above your natural waist, to make the lower half of the dress (and therefore you) appear longer. Look for Trumpet, sheath, and modified A-line gowns.

Hourglass Brides

If your shoulders and hips are about the same width and your waist is well-defined, then you fall into the hourglass category. Showcase your beautiful curves and go for gowns that gradually flares out in an A formation from the natural waist to the floor, highlighting the narrowness of the mid section and floating away from the hips and thighs, a dress that accentuates your curves well.

Plus-Sized Brides

A plus sized bride should not be trying too hard to hide or bury her curves. An Empire dress that begins just under the bust and flows into a gradual floor-length A-line.

Tall Brides

The strategy for this is to emphasize your natural shape, so every aspect of the dress needs to reflect your longer proportions. The most flattering styles for a tall and slender bride are fit and flare gowns. These fitted looks highlight the long lines of the bride and compliment her figure in every way. If you’re wearing long sleeves, they should go past the wrist so you don’t look like you are wearing a shorter persons dress.

Straight-Lined Brides

If your shoulders and hips are similar in size and you don’t have a well defined waist you have a straight lined figure. A dress that cinches in at the smallest point on the waistline, then flares out into a gradual A shape is the perfect fit. A ball gown would capitalize on your slenderness and it would create a natural waist and give off curves where there is none

Pear Shaped Brides

If you’re smaller on top and curvier on the bottom, you are considered pear-shaped. A pear-shaped bride will never fail to look stunning in a ballgown or A-line silhouette. Go down for a gown that gradually flares out from the waist to the floor highlighting the narrowness of the midriff. A thin strap V-neck will help to enhance the lean features of the upper body.


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