When it comes to choosing a wedding dress, a lot of questions come into play. Is it on your Pinterest board? Does it match your venue? Does your mom like it?
We’re here to remind you to breathe … because news-flash bridal babes, the most important determinant is you. If you’re lost in a sea of deciding factors, just look to your body type! What silhouettes will flatter your figure? At the end of the wedding day, what will matter most is that you felt as beautiful as you always imagined. So today, we’re giving our pear-shaped brides some tips and tricks for finding “the one.”
Imagine a triangle (or pear, if you will). It’s narrower at the top and becomes wider toward the bottom. If this describes your shape, you’ll really want something to highlight that waist and slender upper torso for a balanced silhouette! You may want to steer clear of mermaid gowns or tight fit-and-flares, as they may draw attention to areas that aren’t your focus—so look for skirts with movement, defined waists, and interesting necklines to accent your features in all the right places.
Let’s start with a classic A-line gown. This silhouette looks incredible on pear-shaped bodies, especially in this gorgeous style from Martina Liana! This dress is just what the doctor ordered—with on-trend, extravagantly shaped florals in paper laces, the organic finishing on this off-shoulder neckline will perfectly highlight your narrower upper-half. These lush botanicals extend in such a way over the waistline onto the full skirt, you’ll have no doubt this dress will check every box at every angle.
Speaking of interesting necklines, would you look at Style 6871 from Stella York! The sheer bodice featuring matte, laser-cut lace with peek-a-boo detailing frames the shoulders and highlights the face—while the relaxed crepe chiffon skirt has a romantic, easy-breezy feel (with some peek-a-boo action of its own).
Feeling more royal? Try this majestic, Meghan Markle-inspired ballgown from Stella York. The clean, matte Mikado makes for a grand entrance with the full skirt (with bonus pockets)—while the square back and plunging V-neckline give it a sexy, modern update.
Like a lush bouquet on a wedding day, this A-line gown evokes natural beauty with effortless glamour. Showered in matte laces that start at the strapless sweetheart neckline, these wild, garden-inspired shapes float away from the hips in a linear pattern to give you an enviable feminine shape.
With a whimsical style, this bohemian wedding dress from Martina Liana will have you walking on air. The thin, floating lace straps feature romantic florals that extend throughout the bodice and taper into a slenderizing shape over the hips, as the lush A-line skirt finishes the look with a frothy train. With sparkling beadwork and rich shimmer sequin fabric throughout, the magical sheen in this organic-inspired dress makes it nothing short of a dream come true.