Wedding Dresses 101: What Fits Your Body Type??

Looking for the perfect wedding dress to fit your body type can be overwhelming. With these tips on dress silhouettes and body types, you will find your perfect dress!

The Hourglass {Curvy with a slim waist}

What to look for: A body-hugging mermaid silhouette that flares below the knee.
Designers to try: Left: Maggie Sottero, Right: St. Pucchi by Rani


Boxy {Boyish Waistline}

What to look for: Empire-Waist Gown, Ballroom gown with a basque waistline that will give you a nipped-in waist
Designers to try: Left: Oscar de la Renta, Middle: Amsale, Right: Hayley Paige


Full-Chested {Short or tall you have a full-bust}

What to look for: A dress with gently curved neckline and three-quarter length sleeves or a gown with a gossamer layer of tulle draped across the bodice for a chic, one-shoulder look. Designers to try: Left: Monique Lhuillier, Right: Alvina Valenta


Petite {You are Tiny}

What to look for: Create an elongated look with a slender sheath or an A-Line Dress – delicate cap sleeves. It’s all about creating an elongated appearance!
Designers to try: Left: Claire Pettibone, Right: Anne Barge


Full-Figured {Voluptuous – Well-Endowed Bust and Curvy}

What to look for: A style that sculpts your shape like a drop-waist gown, beaded bodice and A-Line skirt. Also try an empire style with asymmetrical draping.
Designers to Try: Left: David’s Bridal, Right: Bonny Bridal


Pear-Shape {Small on top and round on bottom}

What to look for: A dropped-waist style or strapless gown will cover the bottom half and draw the eye upward. Try a softly pleated or lace-adorned A-Line! It creates an elegant line.
Designers to try: Left: Alita Graham, Right: Peter Langner


Broad {Built like a swimmer with wide-set shoulders}

What to look for: Highlight toned shoulders with a halter neckline or go for drama in a gown with long sleeves worn off the shoulder. Select a dress with a bodice that highlights waistline to offset shoulders and create an hourglass shape.
Designers to try: Left: Amsale, Right: Lela Rose


No matter what shape you are, you will find the dress that fits you and your style. All of our preferred wedding dress vendors offer every style for every shape! Take a look what they have to offer today!

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Wedding Dresses 101: What Fits Your Body Type??