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Find the Best Wedding Dress Style for your Figure

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Brides come in all shapes and sizes. Whatever your figure is, brings you the styles of wedding dresses that work best for your body shape.


Body Shape: Round / Apple

Full bust, full hips and no waist definition.


Best Wedding Dress Style: Empire

Raised waistline that sits just below the bust.

Body Shape: Triangle / Pear

Broader hips than shoulders.

Best Wedding Dress Style: A-Line / Princess

Resembles an uppercase ‘A’.  The skirt is fitted around the bodice and flows out to the ground. The long lines slim down and lengthen the figure whilst accentuating the bust and waist line.

Body Shape: Hourglass

Full bust and full hips with waist definition.


Best Wedding Dress Style: Mermaid

Hugs the body and shows every curve. Shaped like a mermaid, it fits closely to the body from the chest to the knee and flares out to the hem. This style highlights the curves of a woman’s body.

Body Shape: Rectangle

Straight up and down proportions. Very little waist definition.


Best Wedding Dress Style: Column / Sheath

A very straight body hugging design that has a narrow shape flowing straight down from the neckline to the hem. Helps petite figures to appear taller.

Body Shape: Inverted Triange

Broad shoulders and small hips.


Best Wedding Dress Style: Ball Gown

A fitted bodice with a long flared skirt reaching the floor. This style helps to accentuate the waist.

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