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Best Wedding Dresses for Different Body Types

Best Wedding Dresses for Different Body Types

Looking for the best wedding dresses for different bod types?

Women have different body types so they need to search for the best wedding dresses for different bod types. There is no standard in nature for what a woman’s body should look like. Moreover, they’re not made using a mold. Some women are curvier, others are lean, some have tall frames, while others are petite. As varied as women’s bodies are, so are wedding dress silhouettes. There is no one style that will look good on every type of female body. This concept becomes even more tangible when shopping for your perfect wedding dress because there are many wedding dress types.

Shopping for your perfect wedding dress provides you with a limited amount of time per appointment, which usually last only one hour. You have 60 minutes to listen to the expert suggestions of your trusted bridal consultant, the yays and nays of your small entourage, and try on fabulous gowns from different designers. The best way to make the experience more enjoyable, and a crucial step in your prep work before going to your appointment, is to figure out what is your body shape. Doing so will help minimize the stress of playing dress up and make for a more enjoyable experience.

Let’s face it, shopping for your wedding dress is the most exciting part of the process. Here are the best wedding dresses for different body types!

Best Wedding Dress for Different Body Types

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If your shoulders and hips are roughly the same size and separated by a tiny waist, your body shape is what is commonly known as “hourglass.” You can wear pretty much every style, but a mermaid like Marcella 122121 is your best ally to flaunt those luscious curves.

Apple or Inverted Triangle

For the bride whose bust, waist and shoulders are pretty similar in width, we suggest going for an A-line dress. This style accentuates the waistline. If you need more definition, a beautiful beaded belt will help narrow the waist. Moreover, a V-neck is the perfect way to create the illusion of an inverted triangle on your torso. Look for A-line dresses like Joy 122116.

Rectangle or Straight

If you find that your bust, waist and hips have similar measurements, you’ll need to find a wedding dress that accentuates your curves and creates the illusion of an hourglass shape with a more defined waist. A style like Sabah LA23122 is just the ticket. Wedding dress types are many, but we are doing just fine so far, let’s keep going.


If your waist is slightly smaller than your shoulders and hips, then you have what is considered an athletic body. You want a wedding dress that will create that hourglass figure for you by cinching your waist. A sheath dress with a strapless or halter top is your best bet to accomplish this, just like Shannon 19111.


Having a pear-shaped body means your torso is narrower than your hips. If u want to keep the focus on your smaller waist, an A-line or ball gown will help conceal your luscious hips in a skirt that flows from the waist down. A gorgeous off the shoulder dress like Teresa 121237  with a high neckline would look perfect on you.

Just because the experts have weighed in with their suggestions, it doesn’t mean you can’t step out of your comfort zone and try on that stunning mermaid gown you’ve always been dreaming of. When trying on wedding dresses, we encourage you to have fun, listen to trusted opinions from your loved ones. However,  more importantly, listen to your heart and that little voice inside your head. You know you self better than anyone! Thus, you know what will look best on you. At the end of the day, you are the one who will be walking down the aisle. Thus, you have to say yes to the one dress that makes you feel absolutely stunning from the inside out. Trust your intuition!

If you want to know where to find our beautiful collections, head over to the Store Locator for a full listing of stores that carry our dresses.

For more information and tips on wedding gifts, venues, and invitations, check our guide on How To Choose Your Perfect Wedding Dress!

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