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Discovering the Perfect Wedding Dress for Every Body Type

Discovering the Perfect Wedding Dress for Every Body Type

Congratulations, bride! You've embarked on the journey to discover the perfect wedding dress for your special day, and we're thrilled for you! In this era of self-love, we understand the significance of finding a dress that complements your body type, and we're here to guide you through the process.

We'll share our top tips on dressing for your body type and highlight our favorite dress shapes tailored to different body types. Remember, you'll look absolutely stunning on your wedding day, regardless of your choice. So, enjoy the process and savor every moment. Explore your wedding vision and discover some of our favorite styles that we're confident you'll adore!

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How to Identifying Your Body Shape

The initial step to enhance your confidence in your stunning wedding dress is understanding your body type and having a clear vision of your desired style. Determine your body type by enlisting the help of a friend or family member for accurate measurements. Consult our wedding dress size chart for guidance on the measuring process—a valuable tool for you and your measuring partner. Ensure you measure your bust, waist, hips, and body length, and a pro-tip is to measure twice for precision.

While determining your body type, your Bridal Stylist becomes a crucial resource. Schedule an appointment at an Authorized Retailer in near you at your earliest convenience to undergo professional measurements.

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The Hourglass

For brides blessed with an hourglass figure, opting for a fitted style is designed to accentuate your curves! Dresses with a fit-and-flare or mermaid silhouette are guaranteed to be stunning. Additionally, gowns featuring plunging V-necklines, wrap designs, and strapless styles are fantastic choices for those with hourglass figures. 

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The Small Bust

Deep V-necklines can be incredibly flattering and enhance brides' silhouettes with a smaller bust. Another attractive choice for complementing your body type is a corseted wedding gown, which adds padding and enhances your shape. Opting for a gown with ruffles and texture can also create more dimension. Unlike brides with fuller chests, adding ruffles and textures won't feel burdensome. 

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The Petite Body Type

Petite brides can enhance their silhouette by choosing an open-back design, which creates the illusion of elongation, when it comes to dressing for their body shape. Embrace your body type with options like a natural or empire waist, delicate details, or a sleek, modern gown with minimal embellishments. Opting for a slinky A-line gown can also contribute to elongating your figure and accentuating your curves, while a ballgown might feel too heavy. For the right neckline that complements your body shape, consider a halter neckline—a fantastic choice for petite brides! 

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The Pear Shape

For brides with a pear-shaped figure, you might be contemplating the best way to dress for your body type. Fear not, as we have some expert suggestions for you! Opting for a fit-and-flare gown is an excellent choice, as it beautifully highlights your hips and backside. To enhance these features further, consider accessorizing your fit-and-flare gown with a stunning overskirt. Alternatively, if you wish to divert attention from your hips or backside, a ballgown wedding dress tailored for your body type is ideal – these gowns also cinch at the waist!

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The Tall and Slender Type

Consider opting for a sheath gown for tall and slender brides aiming to complement their body type. The light and airy silhouette enhances your natural height. If you're seeking romance, a flowy A-line gown is also a great choice. Additionally, think about selecting a wedding gown with a skirt slit to accentuate your height and showcase your long legs.

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The Athletic Body Type

For brides with athletic body types, we suggest opting for an off-the-shoulder or strapless dress to accentuate your physique. These dresses will beautifully showcase your toned arms. To emphasize your shoulders, consider choosing a gown with a halter neckline. If you want to highlight your strong personality, steer clear of light and flowy fabrics such as chiffon and opt for sturdier materials like satin for your dress.

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The Apple Shape

Brides with fuller chests, often referred to as those with an apple shape, enjoy a myriad of choices! When considering dress shapes tailored for specific body types, we suggest using broader straps or sleeves to create a soft and supportive look. A sweetheart or V-neckline is an excellent choice to complement your bust, making gowns with these features ideal for your body type. For a dress that perfectly suits your body shape, consider a fitted gown to accentuate your curves and achieve an hourglass silhouette if that's your desired look!

Dear brides, we trust that our guide on dress shapes for various body types has been helpful, offering valuable insights on dressing for your unique figure. Feel free to explore our website to further your search for the ideal dress that suits your body type. Remember that these are just suggestions! The most crucial factor is how you feel in your dream wedding dress – because you will undoubtedly look beautiful, regardless of the choice. For additional tips on finding your perfect wedding dress, check out our blogs! Happy shopping!


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