Figure it out!

Whatever shape or size you are, nothing should stop you feeling beautiful on your wedding day. There are plenty of guides out there to help you find the right dress to flatter your body shape.

Hourglass figures have a full bust and full hips with waist definition and suit dresses of almost any shape. A-line fitted dresses and mermaid and trumpet dresses that fit close to the body are flattering for this body type. Mermaid gowns flare out at the knee whereas trumpet dresses flare at the hip. Ball gowns with fuller skirts and tight fitting dresses will suit an hourglass figure.

Brides with a rounder figure, also known as an Apple shape are better off going for an A-line dress that flows to the ground. It will cover fuller hips and will add a waistline to your figure on your wedding day. An empire wedding dress is stylish and traditional. The high waist is capped off and hugs around the mid-section to emphasize the bust.

Rectangle body shapes have straight up and down proportions and have very little waist definition. This type of body shape would benefit from a ball gown that’s fitted at the bodice and has a waistline that leads into a full skirt. Alternatively, an A-line dress will create shapely curves and add depth to the overall look.

Brides who have a pear shaped figure who have broad hips and small shoulders should try and go for designs such as mermaid dresses that are fitted from the chest to the knee to emphasize your natural curves with an outward flared hem. You can opt for a ball gown or an empire dress if you wish to hide your hips, this type of dress is defined by the waistline which starts below the bust.

Inverted triangle body shapes who have broad shoulders and small hips should opt for bigger dress designs such as A-line to draw away from the bigger shoulders and give the proportions more balance.

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