We have all seen a bride or two that had a beautiful gown – but maybe it just didn’t look quite right on her. While everyone else was saying “yes” to the dress, you said a correct and resounding no. It’s no surprise that for your big day you want to wear a beautiful dress that flatters your beautiful body. With so many different body types and countless options of gown styles, it is hard to know where to even begin! With a little process-of-elimination and tips from the pros, you will be able to find the dress of your dreams and look good doing it!
The first thing that you need to figure out is what your body type is. Being extremely general, there are eight body types: straight, pear, spoon, hourglass, top hourglass, inverted triangle, oval, and diamond. Let’s go over each shape and what dress will look best.
In a straight body, the chest and hips are about the same width, while the waist is slightly smaller. This body type is similar to an hourglass, but the waist is not as small. Go for a sheath dress that defines your natural waist and puts an emphasis on your hips.
A pear-shaped body involves a waist that gradually leads into wider-set hips. The bust is smaller than the hips. The best dress for this body is an A-line, and can be found online an at most bridal boutiques.
In this body type, the ship are larger than the chest and are sharp and defined – like a shelf. The waist is smaller than the bust. A plunging neckline will draw attention to the center of your body rather than to your hips. Look for a dress with airy materials. Margene’s Bridal has several gowns such as these.
Hourglass and Top Hourglass
An hourglass body type has a well-defined waist with shoulders and hips being the same size. Everything looks proportional. A top hourglass figure maintains the well-defined waist, but the chest is larger than the hips. Lots of idaho falls bridal shops suggest an empire dress with a high waist.
This body type features a large chest, narrow hips, and a straight waist. With very few curves, this type is also referred to as “top heavy.” A mermaid dress will add curves in places you usually don’t get much attention.
Oval and Diamond
The oval body has a waist that is wider that the shoulders and hips. Usually there is a larger chest as well. In the Diamond shape, the waist is wider than shoulders and the hips. The chest is smaller. For the oval, try a dress that has a scoop neck or a princess neckline. For a diamond body, look at an empire dress that has a sturdier and stiffer fabric.