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Wedding Dresses for Different Body Frames

Now is the time to start wedding dress shopping. You have mountains of emotions and questions. How do you choose the right dress for your body frame is every bride’s dilemma? Before you make your first appointment, you will want to do some research. You will find lots of inspiration in bridal magazines and on Pinterest. Bring those with you when you start your shopping. You may fall in love with a dress that is entirely different than what you expected-don’t be surprised! We have put together some things to help you along the way.


Wedding Dresses for Athletic Frames:

Highlight arms and shoulders with a dress that has a fuller skirt; it will draw eyes up to a fitted bodice.
A fit-and-flare or slim A-line will create a sexy silhouette.
A unique neckline with embellishment helps bring attention to the upper part of the body frame.
A halter top or strapless dress helps bring attention to your toned shoulders and arms.
A flowing shirt with a slit will help show off your toned legs.

Wedding Dresses for Busty Brides:

Follow your curves with a sweetheart neckline.
Choose a dress with straps to help support the bust.
Square and scooped necklines keep you secure and comfortable in your dress
Avoid overwhelming your small frame.
Avoid strapless gowns with straight horizontal necklines
Going strapless is possible if you choose a dress with a built-in corset or boning to help keep your clothing from slipping


Wedding Dresses for Petite Brides:

Choose airy sheaths and structured trumpet styles
Avoid frothy ball gowns.
Trumpet shapes, sheath gowns, column dresses, and A-lines are good choices.
Textures work well but avoid ornate embellishments.
Drop-waists and mid-length designs are not your styles, they will make you look shorter.


Wedding Dresses for Pear-Shaped Brides

A-line and ballgowns help disguise the tummy and hips.
Embellishment and visual accents on the chest and waistline helps bring interest to the upper body frame.
Your shoulders will appear thinner than your hips.
Pleating and mermaid silhouettes are not for you because they will make your hips will look more substantial.
Elongate your torso with a V-neck style.
Look taller in half- and three-quarter-length sleeves.
Choose an empire or natural-waisted gown to avoid looking short or bottom-heavy.
Avoid super slim-fitting sheath gowns that tend to gather around the waist.


Wedding Dresses for Hourglass Shapes:

A corset and fit-and-flare gown shapes and flatters natural curves.
A sweetheart neckline complements your shape nicely.
Go with a low-cut neckline.
Choices include halter tops, v necks, and sweetheart’s necks.


Wedding Dress for Apple Shaped Body:

You have a full waist, but your arms and legs are thin.
Deep V necklines will detract from the broadest part of your waist. `
Bodices with embellishments such as beading and rhinestones add weight up top.
High waistlines with cinched waists, will flow into the skirt, helping to give you an elongated figure.
Avoid trumpet dress silhouettes. They will bring attention to the fullest part of your body.



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