How to choose the perfect wedding dress for your body type
While being one of the most exciting shopping experiences, choosing the perfect wedding dress is real work and it can become overwhelming at times, especially when there are so many beautiful choices on the market. If you are in the wedding planning process, you have probably bookmarked a rather big number of options (like 1467?) and are having troubles with highlighting the best ones.
Considering your body shape can significantly narrow your options, and help you focus only on those gowns that will sure suit you perfectly. The right dress can do magic for your body shape, cover the flaws and highlight the strengths. It can make one seem taller, cinch a waist, elongate a neck, or conceal a belly.
Wedding dresses for pear body shape
Pear body shape characteristics:
- Narrow shoulders with a smaller bust
- Well defined waist
- Wider lower body than the upper body
- Full hips
The trickiest area of a pear shaped body is the hips area. To draw attention from the hips, choose an A-line wedding dress or a ball gown. Pear shaped bodies usually have exquisite necklines and modest bust, which make the perfect milieu for a plunged neck dress.
Alternatively, if you are a rather small pear shape, you may just want to balance your fuller lower body with some volume in the upper body by choosing a gown with padded shoulders or volume sleeves.
Wedding dresses for inverted triangle body shape
Inverted triangle characteristics:
- Hips are narrower than shoulders
- Straight waist
- Broad shoulders
- Average to big bust
- Great legs
If you are an inverted triangle, you want to balance that difference between the upper and lower body by adding some volume to your skirt. Full skirts and A-lines are a perfect choice for you. Also, you want to emphasise your waist.
WEDDING DRESSES FOR HOURGLASS BODIES
Hourglass body shape characteristics:
- Full bust
- Well-defined waist
- Proportionally balanced shoulders and hips
- Rounded bottom
If you are a beholder of the hourglass body shape, you are among the luckiest and can wear pretty much everything. But while mostly anything will suit your proportional body, why not choose something that will highlight its beauty?
Choose something that will accentuate your small waist and gently follow the lines of your body.
wedding dresses for apple body shape
Apple body shape characteristics:
- Average to big bust
- Fullness around waist
- Narrow hips
- Good legs
For an apple shaped body, you want to conceal the volume around the waist. Choose a dress that creates a slimming effect around your waist. Also, considering your beautiful legs, you might want to look into midi options.
Wedding dresses for rectangle body shape
Rectangle body characteristics:
- Small to average bust
- Undefined waist
- Straight hips
- Not many curves
If you are a rectangle, you want to create the illusion of curves. Choose something with a defined waistline and add some volume around the bust. Structured dresses with defined feminine lines will also be a good choice.
We hope this will make your dress search easier. But if you are still unsure how to choose the perfect dress for your body type, or are confused about what shape you are (most of us are a combination of several shapes), just drop us an email, our consultants will be happy to help and guide you through this exciting process.