Best Wedding Dresses for Hourglass Shaped Brides

When it comes to looking and feeling beautiful on your wedding day, a figure-flattering wedding dress is key. Not sure where to start? You’re in luck … Today, we’re sharing the best wedding dress silhouettes for hourglass-shaped brides!

If the width of your shoulders and your hips are roughly the same, with a narrower waist in between—you’ll want a gown to really do those curves justice. You may want to avoid relaxed shapes like sheaths, columns or gowns with empire waists (cinched just below the bust)—as the curves you want to highlight can easily be lost in these silhouettes. But don’t worry … we’ve got you covered. These designer wedding dresses will help you hourglass-shaped brides rock your figure from every angle!

classic lace fit and flare wedding dress - d3308 by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3308

First up, we have a classic fit-and-flare style from Essense of Australia. This beautiful silhouette features a sweetheart neckline with off the shoulder straps for a modern feel, while stunning lace wraps around the waist and extends over the back to really accentuate your narrowest part. Flaring out below the hips and bedecked with floral sequin laces, this dress will have you stealing the show from head to toe.

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Essense of Australia Style D2587

Take the plunge with this stunner from Essense of Australia! This A-line gown features sparkling laces and a frothy skirt that gently floats away from the waistline, while the shape of the plunging V-neckline highlights the hourglass shape—creating an open decolletage and tapering toward the middle.

lace fit and flare wedding dress - 1488 by Martina Liana

Martina Liana Style 1488

This fit-and-flare gown from Martina Liana is a floral masterpiece! This romantic, corset style comes alive with wild, organic florals throughout the silhouette—while the voluminous flared skirt complements the lacing in back to really play up the curves. The hem on the train creates a frothy effect, adding to the carefree nature of this beauty!

martina liana style 1097

Martina Liana Style 1095

Ballgowns are always a good idea, especially for those with an hourglass shape! The grand, full skirt hits at the waist—really accenting your narrowest part, slenderizing your upper body. The shaping of this particular style from Martina Liana features luxurious pleating (and pockets), in addition to the delicate paper laces trailing throughout the gown for added dimension.

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Stelle York Style 6750

Last, but not least … No one makes a statement like Miss Stella York! This totally figure-flaunting showstopper will make sure all eyes are on you. With a dramatically layered horsehair skirt, this gown also features silver laces and shimmer sequin that will catch both the light and your heart.

Ready to find your perfect fit? To see a list of retailers near you, visit the Stella York, Essense of Australia and Martina Liana store locators today!