8 Wedding Dress Styles For Your Shape

We get so many questions from brides about the right dress style for their body shape and after all the gowns we’ve seen on women, we certainly agree with the data. Here are 8 body types and the best fit for their shape!

If You’re Pear-Shaped

A skirt that flares out above the hips to the floor, highlights the narrowness of the midsection and gives some illusion to the size of the thighs and waist. Choose a top that showcases the slender upper body with a spaghetti-strap or a V neckline.

If You’re Busty

A dress with a scooped neckline can take the focus away from the chest and up toward your décolletage and face. Strapless gowns with a sweetheart bodice is a better fit than a straight-line top that makes the chest appear more shelf-like.

If You’re Plus-Sized

An Empire dress with a skirt that begins just under the bust and flows into a gradual floor-length A-line. The dress should play up your shape; if it’s too loose, it could make your shape look more wide – make sure the dress is fit but comfortable.

If You’re Apple-Shaped

The best dress for this shape is one that cinches in at the smallest point on the waistline, then flares out into a gradual A shape and a deep v neck that draws the eyes vertically instead of horizontally.

If You’re Tall

The strategy for a taller bride is to emphasize your natural shape, so every aspect of the dress―the lower waistline, a floor-sweeping hem―needs to reflect your longer proportions. If you’re wearing long sleeves, they should go past the wrist.

If You’re Straight-Lined

A dress creates curves where you don’t have them and gives you a little more shape. Try a curving side seam that will give you a va-va-va-voom silhouette. Or look for a ball gown that cinches in at your natural waist and descends into a full, flowing floor-length skirt: It will capitalize on your slenderness and camouflage a lack of hips.

If You’re Petite

Find a style with a waistline above your natural waist, to make the lower half of the dress (and therefore you) appear longer. The fabric is up to you―you can pull off a high sheen. But the detailing should be small (no huge bows) and limited to the bodice, to draw the eye upward.

If You’re Small-Chested

Extra fabric up top will help fill out your upper body and create the illusion of curves. Lightly padded halter styles will also do the trick and there are always solutions to making your bust a little more voluptuous however, the small-chested bride can pull off some of the elegant and lightweight dresses!