One of the most important things to look out for when buying your wedding dress is how well it fits you; whether or not it compliments your figure, and does it do justice. Don’t think about what’s in or not, or what you saw in a magazine on a model, go out and try on every wedding gown that catches your eye.
And here are a few helpful tips to take with you…
1. Do you have an hourglass shape?
You have a big chest, big hips, and a thin waist
Opt for: an A-line wedding dress with a dropped waist that will show off your figure. You can also try a fit-and-flare gown like a mermaid or trumpet style.
Say no to: a ball gown or empire-waist silhouette that might make you look disproportioned.
2. Do you have a full figure?
You've got full breasts, a tummy, and round hips and butt.
Opt for: a ball gown wedding dress that will hide some of the uncomfortable areas, and hey an A-line silhouette looks great on everyone.
Say no to: a sheath that will make you look heavier than you are. Also, avoid a dress with spaghetti straps.
3. Are you petite?
You’ve got a tiny little frame.
Opt for: a sheath or A-line dress that will work well with your figure.
Say no to: a big ball gown might look overwhelming.
4. Are you pear shaped?
Just like a pear, you're small on top and heavy on the bottom.
Opt for: a strapless ball gown that will cover your bottom half and put the focus on your better half. Also, an empire dress will hug the tiniest part of your body and disguise your lower half.
Say no to: a sheath that will most probably be unflattering to your body type. A trumpet or mermaid-style gown will draw attention to the bottom half of your body.
5. Do you have a short or thick waist?
Your body is naturally proportioned, except for the small distance from your ribs to your hips.
Opt for: a princess-line silhouette -fitted at the bodice and opening up gradually to a full skirt- that elongates your figure. Also, a slightly dropped-waist gown will lengthen your torso.
Say no to: a sheath that will make your short waist more obvious.
6. Are you thin?
You don’t have that much meat on your bones.
Opt for: a ball gown that will make you look like a fairy-tale princess; a sheath would be perfect for you.
Say no to: portrait, off-the-shoulder, or halter necklines if your collarbone is too bony.