Whether you’re a size 2 or 32, built more pear-shaped or perfectly hourglass, well endowed or rocking a smaller chest, every bride wants to feel and look fabulous on their wedding day! Knowing your body shape and what silhouettes of dresses accentuate your already amazing figure will be a great first step to feeling your absolute best. Keep reading to learn some of the best ways to dress your figure.
An hourglass figure is typically someone who has a wider hip and bust, and a clearly defined waist. These brides tend to be curvy and should accentuate every bit of it! Instead of a ballgown that will add volume to your lower half, try a fitted style like a fit-and-flare or mermaid. These styles will show off every inch of your proportioned curves.
Brides with a rectangular shape have little definition in between their shoulders, waist, and hips. A rectangle shape benefits from an A-line or ballgown style skirt and wider, off-the-shoulder straps, to give the illusion of a curvier figure.
If this is your shape, your shoulders and arms tend to be a bit wider than your hips. Dresses that accentuate the shoulders and arms with sleeves and off-the-shoulder straps can highlight that area, so sticking with a neckline that mirrors the upside-down triangle like a V-neck and a thicker strap can help to balance out. An A-line or ballgown can also help to balance by adding more volume to your lower body.
Typically, an apple shape has more narrow hips and carries itself more in their torso area. Apple shapes look amazing in empire or natural-waisted gowns with a fuller skirt. This will balance the figure and make the waist appear smaller. Lower necklines will also benefit to pull all eyes up to the bride’s shining face.
Women with a pear-shaped figures tend to have wider hips and smaller bust. To accentuate the hips, pear-shapes can look great in fitted styles. A sleeve or off-the-shoulder strap can also help add volume to the top and create a more balanced silhouette.
At the end of the day, dressing your figure is up to you. The most important thing to remember when shopping for your dress is that it is YOUR dress. Choose a dress that makes you feel amazing and 100% ready to walk down the aisle!