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The Best Wedding Dress for your Body Type

Figure-flattering styles for your natural silhouette

Your wedding is your day to revel in the spotlight—all eyes will be on you; whether you’re walking down the aisle, having your first dance, or mingling with the guests. So naturally, you want to look your absolute best!

Today’s post is dedicated to three very important questions in your journey to finding the perfect wedding dress: How do I figure out my body type? Which silhouettes work for my body type? And most importantly, How do I find the perfect wedding dress for my body type?

Before heading to your first bridal appointment, it’s a good idea to get to know your general measurements and how they comprise your natural body type. No bride fits neatly into one shape or another, but basic categories can be useful to better understand your proportions, narrowing your wedding gown search, and choosing silhouettes that play up your most flattering features.

Learn about which wedding dresses will work best on your body type, below.

How do I find the perfect wedding dress for my body type?


This is a universally flattering favourite. Complimentary on all body types, it remains fitted until the waist from where it flares out into a soft A-shape, hence the name. This is a silhouette that hugs you in all the right places and is a great choice for pear-shaped or curvy brides.


The mermaid silhouette contours the body from the chest to the knee and is flared. The style is known to emphasize the waist and hips rather than narrowing it, especially if you’re apple-shaped. Choosing the right shapewear is important with the mermaid dress. Considering how fitted it is, you’ll also want to make sure that you can move freely in it, and can sit down easily too.


If you want to glide into your happily ever after like a princess, this fairy tale-ready gown is for you. Volume? Check. Drama? Check. Classic? Yes, of course! This fit-and-flare silhouette is great if you’re slim-hipped with a fuller bust. The voluminous skirt balances the fitted top, while the fuller silhouette accentuates the waist and hides the lower body. However, a bride who is conscious of her hips may want to keep in mind that the skirt can make you look larger. It’s easy to drown in swathes of fabric, so our tip is to keep the embellishments minimal and tonal.


A sheath gown boasts a snug fit and contours the body from head-to-toe. It gives a petite bride an elongated look which helps her appear taller. As for a tall bride, it gives her body definition. Those with a boxy silhouette, can opt for a sash or embellished belt with it to create the illusion of a more defined waist. The end result is modern and comfortable. Moreover, if you were looking for a style that works well without a train, here it is!


If your idea of the perfect wedding dress is one that highlights your waist, skims over your hips, and flares out into a wider shape, then a fit-and-flare wedding dress is undoubtedly for you. This classic look is one that’s incredibly popular among brides and not just for those with a specific body type. The most significant deciding factor in choosing one is whether or not you want to accentuate your waist and then have more room on the bottom for movement in your skirt. A fit-and-flare wedding dress is stunning on almost anyone!

Now you've found your perfect wedding dress silhoutte, it's time to book your 2021 appointment via our contact page! Roll on April 12th!


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