Choosing the best wedding dress for your body type is very important. Many brides will spend months looking at magazines and catalogs before finally finding that one dress they feel is perfect for them. Brides usually look for certain things when choosing a dress for their big day, such as whether it will look good on their figure, what their dress should look like, how it should fit, and other considerations.
If you’re unsure how to choose the best wedding dresses for your body type, read more below:
For Pear Shaped Women
Pear-shaped women have shoulders and bust sizes narrower than their hips. If you have this body type, you would typically have slim arms and a defined waist sloped out to your hips. The best bridal gown for these body types should show off the waistline.
With that, pear-shaped women should consider A-line bridal gowns. An A-line bridal gown is an excellent choice for a bride looking for a conservative look yet glamorous, with a bit of sparkle. The best parts are its natural shape – the waist and bust area is clearly defined and accentuated, resulting in a gown that flatters your figure and complements your femininity. The A-line shape is also flattering on many different sized women, as it hugs just around the natural curvature of a woman’s body and leaves enough bare floor for the dress to flatter your legs.
You can also go for a halter style dress, which will add some dimension to your waist and offer a fabulous silhouette to your legs.
For Apple Shaped Women
If you have an apple-shaped body, your shoulders and bust are larger, and you have narrow hips. This shape is also called the inverted triangle. The bridal gown best for your profile should shape the waist and an open neckline.
For this body type, a mermaid style wedding dress is more flattering. The shape of the dress contours the body from the chest to the knee. It’s a great dress to emphasize the waist and hips.
For Hourglass Shaped Women
An hourglass-shaped body has hips and busts of nearly equal size. If you have this body type, you probably have a well-defined waist that is narrower than your hips giving you an hourglass shape.
If you have an hourglass figure, then the best choice for your body shape would be a straight cut, which will highlight your great shoulders and offer an acceptable flow at the waistline.
You can also use the trumpet style bridal gown, a toned-down version of the mermaid dress. The trumpet gown is ideal for women who have an hourglass body type because they can flaunt their curves with it. The trumpet style is also the right choice if you’re looking for wedding dresses for plus-sized women.
For Round Shaped Women
If your bust is larger than the rest of your body, then you have a round shape. Stylists would recommend a ball gown for this body type. Ball gown style formal dresses are generally designed with an elaborate full skirt and a very tight-fitting bridal gown.
Women have different body shapes, and it’s essential to learn more about your figure to find the perfect wedding gown to flaunt your features. It’s best for women who have a narrow waist to wear dresses that will emphasize the mid-section, like an A-line gown and fitted mermaid gowns. If you have broad shoulders and bigger best, you should go for a ball gown or a trumpet style dress.
Once you are through with the necessary considerations, it is time to visit your wedding salon and discuss with the professionals how to choose a wedding dress for your body shape. These experts can help you get an appropriate dress that flatters your figure and accentuates your facial features.
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