Choosing the perfect wedding dress is one of the most important decisions a bride will make. But lets not stress too much, you made the biggest decision saying YES to your other half, and we are here to help you choose the perfect dress. With so many different styles and silhouettes to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. However, by taking into account your body shape, you can narrow down your options and find a dress that will flatter you perfectly.
Here are a few tips on how to choose the best wedding dress for your body shape:
Rectangle shape: Brides with a rectangle body shape have a straighter figure with
shoulders, waist, and hips all within the same width. You may also be tall and have little waist definition.
A-line and sheath dresses are the most flattering styles for rectangle body shapes. These dresses will help to create curves and give you a more hourglass figure. We also love adding a belt to accentuate your waist and often off shoulder sleeves and straps can create an illusion more shape.
Triangle shape: If your shoulders and upper body are proportionally bigger than your lower body, then you probably have a triangle shape. You may have broad shoulders with a slimmer waist and smaller hips.
V-neck and sweetheart necklines are the most flattering styles for triangle body shapes. These necklines will help to draw attention to your chest and make your shoulders look less prominent. You can also try an A-line dress, which will help to create volume and balance out your shape.
Apple shape: Brides with an oval body shape often have a curvier shape with a similar width in the shoulders, hips, perhaps with a less defined waist. You may also have a fuller bust and tummy .
You may want to avoid styles that are too tight or too voluminous, as these can make you look wider then you really are. You can also try a dress with a belt or sash to help define your waist, we often would recommend trying a V-Neck that will elongate your torso too and remember to embrace your curves, a well structured wedding dress with keep your curves in all the right places.
Hourglass shape: Brides with an hourglass body shape have a narrow waist and wide hips. You may also have a full bust and a fuller bottom.
We say embrace your curves, go figure hugging if you dare. Things to avoid are less structured dresses with illusion bodices as these ofter dont have the structure to keep those boobs in place. Straps are often recommended, but a good seamstress can add these to most sweetheart styles
Pictured here is Maggie by Beloved Wedding dress, our sample size part of our curve collection and fits sizes 16-20
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Pear shape: Brides with a pear shape have a larger bottom than top. You may also have a smaller bust.
Girls, say HALLELUJAH! You look great in everything!
A good quality dress will have cups for a little enhancement for your bust, and check out your booty in a wedding dress, you will say YES in a flash!