WEDDING WEDNESDAY: How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress for your Figure

The ultimate goal when picking a wedding dress is to look fabulous! There are different types of dresses, different fabrics, and different cuts because there are different types of women!

When choosing a dress, it is always best to choose a dress that accentuates your body- we want to achieve that WOW factor. This article breaks down body types and explains what is most flattering for each.

Petite: Pick a dress that is trumpet, or sheath with a modified A-line waistline above the natural waist. This will make the lower half appear longer. Try to avoid big details on the dress.

Tall: Try a simple silhouette that will emphasize your natural shape and sits lower on the waistline while the hem sweeps the floor. Make sure, if you decide to wear long sleeves, that the sleeves reach past your wrist.

Pear-Shaped: If you have this body-type, it is best if the skirt flares out into an A formation from the natural waistline to the floor. Wearing spaghetti straps or a V neckline will make the upper body appear slender.

Busty: A scooped neckline is best for busty figures. If you love the strapless look, choose a sweetheart neckline to emphasize your features.

Plus-sized: Pick an empire dress with a skirt that begins under the bust and flows gradually into the floor. A line formation is best with no pleating on the fabric. Pleating of any kind might create extra volume.

Straight-Lined: Try a dress that will create the curves for you. A good choice will be a ball gown that inches in at your natural waist and descends into a full flowing floor length skirt.

These are just guidelines to help start your dress-shopping journey. Don’t get stressed out! Remember that when you walk down the aisle, the most important thing is that you feel beautiful. Keep an open mind and try on a few different types, have fun with it and you will look spectacular!

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