By the time you're ready to start wedding dress shopping, you've probably amassed a pretty nice-sized wish list about your dream gown. But how do you find the best wedding dress for your body type? Narrowing down your bridal gown options before you start trying on will really help you find the one while you are shopping!
One easy way to limit your options is to choose the best wedding dress for your body type by finding a silhouette that will highlight your best-loved assets. To start, figure out which of our five featured body types best defines your figure: Petite, plus size, busty, hourglass or lean and straight. And remember, you may not fit squarely into one category — most people don't! Take Kim Kardashian: She's petite, busty and has (crazy) hourglass curves. And, her wedding dress ( the Givenchy Haute Couture one she wore a few years back to marry Kanye West) with its sheath silhouette, modest neckline and waist-baring cut-outs, was the perfect complement to her shape.
Along with finding the right gown for your body type, there are a few other things that can help make your wedding dress shopping experience as easy as possible. First, trust us and don't be afraid to try on gowns we suggest that fall outside of your traditional comfort zone. Also shop with a supportive gang! Miss Negativity does not deserve a sacred spot on the "yay-or-nay" team. And bring (or think about) the type of shoes you wish to wear on the big day - this will really help with skirt lengths and the overall feel of your dress.
Well, what are you waiting for? Book your appointment and start reading to see how to find the best wedding dress for your body type!
What type of Wedding Dress suits my figure?
Wedding Dresses for Petite Body Types
Petite brides should avoid overwhelming their small frame. Choose airy sheaths and structured trumpet styles over big, frothy ball gowns.
A hi-lo wedding dress can also help to elongate the body and make your legs look longer, this gown from Ellis Bridals is our personal favourite!
Wedding Dresses for Curvy Body Types
Whether you want to create the illusion of a smaller frame or celebrate your curves, our sister shop Confetti & Curves has got you covered!
A lace illusion neckline is equal parts daring and demure, and it’s an especially slimming look when paired with a belted waistline.
A low neckline and straps shows off your voluptuous shape and lets you avoid a strapless bra!
A basque waistline enhances an hourglass figure. This modern, less severe interpretation from White Rose Graceful gets it right.
Wedding Dresses for Busty Body Types
If you're a busty bride, you've got two choices: reveal or conceal. Either way, finding the right gown starts with pinpointing the perfect neckline.
If you're set on a sweetheart neckline, try one with straps and a full skirt to balance your busty frame. This wedding dress from Sottero & Midgley is perfect for that, clean too which lets your natural silhouette really shine.
Another sweetheart idea we love? This "modesty" lace detail that keeps your cleavage in check.
Plunging V-necklines are typically too risquè for big-busted girls, but this more subtle dip from Randy Fenoli gets it just right.
Wedding Dresses for Long-and-Straight Body Types
Because floor-length gowns were made with your model stature in mind, you've got lots of options to choose from. But, if you're hoping to create the illusion of curves — we've got a few tricks!
Bodycon goes bridal! Choosing a wedding dress that really hugs your silhouette will highlight all your natural curves.
A voluminous, layered skirt acts as a stand in for curvy hips and gifts you that shape you are looking for.
Wedding Dresses for Hourglass Body Types
Work your womanly curves in a body-con bridal gown or hide your hips in a big ball gown — either way, your gown should show off your trim mid section.
A glitzy belt detail is a glamorous way to highlight your tiny waistline.
This stunning fit-and-flare dress only serves to accentuate your hourglass curves.
Found inspiration? Know exactly the type of dress your looking for now? Well, roll over to our collections page and browse our dresses! Or better still, visit us in-store and see them in-person! You can also talk to us if you are still not sure what type of wedding dress suits you best!
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