When looking for the perfect wedding dress, there are a lot of things to consider, from the price and current bridal trends to the style and season of your wedding. Still, the most important thing is to find the one that makes you feel like a queen in your special day. When we look for fashion tips, we often focus on trends and not on tricks specific to each individual. Here are some tips about dresses for your body style that will help you make the perfect decision.
- Large Bust
In case you have a large chest, consider scoop neck, full coverage V-neck, off-the-shoulder neckline, sweetheart neckline or halter-top neckline.
Try to avoid straight-cut strapless, but also ruched fabric on the bodice or bodice fabrics with sheen (silk, satin, organza), because they add even more volume.
- Small Bust
If Mother Nature gave you small bust, the right dresses for your body style come with strapless with ruched bodice, as it adds volume, as well as halter-top, one shoulder necklines, bateau neckline or empire silhouette gowns.
- Pear-shaped Body
Don`t emphasize your hips if you have a pear-shaped body. Instead, focus on the neckline or the narrowest part of your midsection, so choose wedding dresses that features V-neck, scoop necklines, spaghetti straps, diagonal draping, bateau neckline, Basque waists and empire silhouettes. Also consider strapless dresses, off-the-shoulder gowns, full A-line dresses, ball gowns and choose fabrics that are sturdier in their construction.
On the other hand, avoid trumpet and Mermaid dresses, sheath silhouettes, as well as clingy or too flowing fabrics.
- Apple-shaped Body
Highlight your bodice or neckline if you have an apple-shaped body. In order to do that, go for asymmetric neckline, scoop neck, A-line or princess silhouettes, empire waists, deep V-neck and strapless empire silhouettes.
You should also know that ball gowns ad sheath silhouettes are to be avoided.
In this case, show off your curves and accentuate the smallest point on your waist by choosing off-the-shoulder wedding dresses, A-line gowns, standard or dropped waist, sweetheart neckline, mermaid or trumpet silhouettes.
On the other hand, avoid ball dresses, empire or sheath silhouettes, but also tight or too clingy fabrics.
- Straight or Rectangle
For square body type, opt for a wedding dress style that lengthens your torso and can flatter you, such as spaghetti straps, creative or bateau necklines, sheath, mermaid or trumpet dresses, A-lines, drop waist skirt, empire waist gowns or necklines that fall below your collarbone.
Definitely try to avoid soft sheath, portrait necklines, Basque waists, off-the-shoulder gowns, halter tops and princess dresses.
- Full figure
The best solution for a full figure is to emphasize your voluptuous upper body while flattering the waist and hips. Styles that can work miracles are V-necks, A-lines, dropped-waist A-line dresses, scoop necks, sweetheart necklines, ball gowns, flat-front ball dresses, and empire with high waist.
It is recommended to avoid wedding dresses that come with clingy or unconstructed silhouettes, spaghetti straps, A-lines that start at the chest, sheath gowns, pleated fabrics or dresses that are too loose.
If you are tall, you can successfully wear halter tops, open necklines and backs, plunging V-necks, mermaid or trumpet dresses, bias-cut or sheath silhouettes, ball gowns, and A-line dresses with a defined waist.
One style to be avoided is the princess dress.
Petite brides should go for simple wedding dresses that don`t include too much embellishments. The best options are halter tops, cowl necklines, sweetheart necklines mermaid or trumpet with raised waistline, A-lines, empire waists, princess gowns, soft-drape Greek-inspired style, sheath silhouettes, and eye-catching necklines.
One of the best fashion tips for petite women is to avoid ball gowns, high collars, overwhelming necklines, and dropped-waist silhouettes.