12 Months before: How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

How to choose the perfect wedding dress according to your body shape

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As a bride, you will surely find yourself wondering about the most important criteria for choosing your wedding dress. The first thing you need to do is find out your body shape, which is something that you can easily do online. Next, carry on with your research according to your body shape and style.  Keep up with your favorite wedding magazines, blogs and Pinterest boards for ideas and inspiration. Decide on what styles and silhouettes you like most, do you fancy, for example, simple and chic? or elaborate haute couture? Create a list of the features that stand out the most in your dress,  like sequins, sleeveless, vintage, and so on. 

Before you begin looking for dresses, you need to first decide on the overall look that you want to go for. Did it occur to you to do different fittings to find the perfect dress? Go to different shops and try out various cuts to figure out what color best suits your skin tone and most importantly, the style that best suits your body shape. 

This article will give you a few tips on how to choose the best wedding dress to perfectly fit your body shape! We will help you create a list of the types of dresses you will search for during your wedding dress hunt!

Pear-shaped:

A Pear-shaped woman is usually someone that has smaller shoulders and wider hips and so, what you need to do is enhance the neckline and cover up the hips. 

● The deep or strapless sweetheart necklines will flatter your shoulders and your bust. 

● The A-shaped skirt that adds just a bit of flare, decreases the size of the hips.  

● Also, you could go for a full-on princess/ball dress, as it accentuates the narrow waist and hides away the fuller lower body. 

● Avoid pleaded and mermaid skirts, as they emphasize the hips and make them look larger. 

See more: Your Personal Guide to Choosing Your Personal Stylist

Dress by Glamour Bridals

Apple-shaped:

If you have a large bust area and a full waist with thin arms and legs then, you’re heart-shaped. 

● For the bottom, a high waistline will give you a longer looking figure and a more flared A-shaped skirt will take away from your fuller waist area. 

● Avoid dropline waists and trumpet silhouettes at all costs, as they strongly highlight your waist area. 

● Go for V-necks because they make your neck appear slimmer and longer.  

● If you go for strapless dresses, pick the sweetheart neckline, as it’s extremely flattering on larger-busted women. 

Dress by Norine Farah

Hourglass:

An hourglass-shaped figure means the shoulders and the hips are of the same width. 

● Go for mermaid dresses, as they highlight the curves of your body. Also, trumpet dresses, which are quite similar to the mermaid ones and would look great on curvier bodies. 

● The drop-waist look is a great choice, as it hugs the waist area till the part right above the hips, sculpting your curves.  

● Try low-cut necklines, whether you choose V-neck, scoop neck or sweetheart shaped neck. 

● Square neck or strapless would also suit your body shape perfectly.

Dress By Shay's Couture

Petit:

A petite figure is obviously someone who is narrow boned, is somehow short and is fun-sized. 

● A strapless natural waist lengthens your figure from the waist down and makes you look taller. 

● Also, fit and flare dresses give the illusion of a longer figure.  

● Never go for drop-waist, as it makes your figure look chopped up.

● Best to choose column wedding dresses that follow the natural lines of your body and have no flares of any kind.  

● Other than strapless, you could also go for high necklines, which work to elongate your neck and shoulders.  

See more: How to Choose Your Wedding Designer

Dress by Malton Bridal

Curvy:

● The A-line skirt, which suits all body shapes look very flattering on curvy figures. 

● A natural waist and an A-line skirt lengthen the appearance of your figure from the waist down and make you look taller and leaner. 

● Try not to include too many details like; seams or embroidery around the waistline, as they focus too heavily on the center of the body.

● Long-drop waists and ball gown skirted dresses look great on curvy brides. The fitted waist area gives a much slimmer look to the center while the ball gown skirt hides the hips and thighs, drawing the attention to your curvy waistline. 

Dress by ANSKADA

As a bride, you will surely find yourself wondering about the most important criteria for choosing your wedding dress. The first thing you need to do is find out your body shape, which is something that you can easily do online. Next, carry on with your research according to your body shape and style.  Keep up with your favorite wedding magazines, blogs and Pinterest boards for ideas and inspiration. Decide on what styles and silhouettes you like most, do you fancy, for example, simple and chic? or elaborate haute couture? Create a list of the features that stand out the most in your dress,  like sequins, sleeveless, vintage, and so on. 

Before you begin looking for dresses, you need to first decide on the overall look that you want to go for. Did it occur to you to do different fittings to find the perfect dress? Go to different shops and try out various cuts to figure out what color best suits your skin tone and most importantly, the style that best suits your body shape. 

This article will give you a few tips on how to choose the best wedding dress to perfectly fit your body shape! We will help you create a list of the types of dresses you will search for during your wedding dress hunt!

Pear-shaped:

A Pear-shaped woman is usually someone that has smaller shoulders and wider hips and so, what you need to do is enhance the neckline and cover up the hips. 

● The deep or strapless sweetheart necklines will flatter your shoulders and your bust. 

● The A-shaped skirt that adds just a bit of flare, decreases the size of the hips.  

● Also, you could go for a full-on princess/ball dress, as it accentuates the narrow waist and hides away the fuller lower body. 

● Avoid pleaded and mermaid skirts, as they emphasize the hips and make them look larger. 

See more: Your Personal Guide to Choosing Your Personal Stylist

Dress by Glamour Bridals

Apple-shaped:

If you have a large bust area and a full waist with thin arms and legs then, you’re heart-shaped. 

● For the bottom, a high waistline will give you a longer looking figure and a more flared A-shaped skirt will take away from your fuller waist area. 

● Avoid dropline waists and trumpet silhouettes at all costs, as they strongly highlight your waist area. 

● Go for V-necks because they make your neck appear slimmer and longer.  

● If you go for strapless dresses, pick the sweetheart neckline, as it’s extremely flattering on larger-busted women.