Rectangle, apple, pear, hourglass… Women come in all shapes and sizes. As a bride, your goal is to highlight your best features with a wedding dress style that works with your specific silhouette.
Dresses that look best on hourglass figures.
Choose a wedding dress that highlights your curves like this stunning graphic lace wedding dress from Martina Liana.
Crop tops are also flattering on hourglass figures. Martina Liana Separates: Together.Forever’s Tyler top paired with the Sanja skirt makes for the perfect combination.
And, we love the idea of a wrap-inspired dress for brides with hourglass figures.
Dresses that look best on apple figures.
If you have an apple shape, your goal is to minimize your midsection. Choose a wedding dress that highlights your shoulders like this satin sheath wedding dress from Stella York. It features an eye-catching beaded illusion neckline that draws attention to your neck, shoulder and bust.
The Ciara corset and Sachi skirt combination from Martina Liana Separates: Together.Forever. also works nicely to minimize the midsection. The waistband of the Sachi skirt hits the smallest part of the torso and flares to minimize the stomach.
Dresses that look best on pear figures.
If your body is pear shaped, you can balance your figure by wearing a wedding dress that accentuates your bust and slims your hips. Wedding dresses with embellished and/or strapless bodices and A-line skirts work best. V-necks, scoop-necks and sweetheart necklines also work great to draw the eye up and away from the middle.
This stunning wedding dress from the Essense of Australia delivers the best of both worlds to brides with pear figures. It features an embellished bodice and an A-line skirt.
Another fine contender for the pear-shaped bride is this dreamy A-line Martina Liana wedding gown made from soft organza.
Dresses that look best on rectangular figures.
If you have a rectangular figure, you’ll want to wear a wedding dress with volume details at the bust and hips. Fitted sheaths also work well with “boyish” shapes. And, wedding dresses with bias cuts and ruching create the illusion of curves. Below are a few of our favorite dresses for women with rectangular figures.
This lace and tulle bridal gown from Stella York does the trick to create the illusion of an hourglass figure.
This opulent wedding ball gown from Essense of Australia is perfect for rectangular figures.
This Stella York wedding dress features ruching on the bodice, which is a top dress choice for women with rectangular figures.