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.
Finding the right wedding dress can be overwhelming with all the options available, but one easy way to limit your options is to choose the best wedding dress for your body type by finding a silhouette that will highlight your best features and hides the features you like less or want to conceal.
And here are a few helpful tips to help you out.
Hourglass Body Shape
A bride with an hourglass figure has a bust and hip that has the same or almost the same measurement, with a waist that is smaller.
If you are looking to show off your curves then choose a fit and flare silhouette, a ball gown or an A-line wedding dress is a good choice if you want to hide some areas.
Full Figure Body Shape
Anything A-line, especially if it has an empire waist, can be very flattering, especially if you want more coverage.
A trumpet wedding gown is very similar to a mermaid dress but a trumpet dresses, however, flare at the beginning of the mid-thigh. You can create the illusion of height and length with an elegant sheath gown.
Peared Shape Body Shape
This body-type means a wider hipline than shoulders like an inverted triangle.
If you have a pear-shaped body go for a wedding dress with voluminous details on the bodice, or a fit-and-flare silhouette or wedding dresses with a natural waistline.
But steer clear of mermaid gowns or tight fit-and-flares that may draw attention to areas that you want to hide.
Petite Body Shape
Are you a bride with a small figure? Petite brides should always avoid overwhelming their small frame with big wedding dresses and details.
Airy sheath wedding dresses are perfect for your figure, as well as structured trumpet styles, stay away from big, frothy ball gowns.
Short wedding dresses are also flattering and can make you look very cute and beautiful.
Short or Thick Waist
Your body is naturally proportioned, except for the small distance from your ribs to your hips.
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.
Avoid a sheath that will make your short waist more obvious.