Buy the right Wedding Dress for your Body type!
When buying the right wedding dress for your body type, one has to realize that wedding dresses do not come one size fits all! Women come in all shapes and sizes and as a fellow bride, I know how important it is to get the right wedding dress to show off your shape! Below are tips on the best way to buy the right wedding dress that will fit your body type.
- If you are Petite: A Tea- length or A-line wedding dresses is very flattering for the petite bride and is just right for your body type. Dresses with too much length makes the petite bride appear too short. Avoid these dress types at all cost: Ballroom, Sheath and Princess style wedding dresses. If your have a small or medium bust size, buying strapless and cap-sleeve dresses are perfect for your body type.
- If you are Plus size/Full-Figured: If you’re a plus size or full-figured woman that happens to be an hourglass, the right dress for your body type is any dress that accentuates your waistline. Buy wedding dresses that includes these cuts: A-line, Tea-Length and Mermaid wedding dresses. If you are an Apple- shape, you need the right dress to create a waistline in which I would suggests buying dresses with a built in corset or belt. Never buy an Empire wedding dress unless you are expecting. If you are a Pear, go with a Princess or Ballgown type of wedding dress as it makes the hips appear smaller. For bust-lines, buy a dress with a V-neck or Scoop neck bodice for a little sex appeal. If you are self conscious about your arms, a sheer shrug would be the perfect accessory!
- If you are Top Heavy: Off the shoulder dresses flatters the top heavy bride and is the perfect fit for your body type. V-necks, Halters (if you’re not broad shouldered), A-line and Tea-length dress would work best here. Do not buy strapless, or any Princess wedding dress styles that make you appear too heavy. Ruffles or any details on the bust line only makes you look more top heavy.
- If you are Bottom- Heavy: The bottom- heavy bride needs to buy wedding dresses that takes attention away from the hips and buttocks. The right dress to buy for your body type is an A-line, Tea-length, or Princess wedding dress. Dresses that show off the bust line, shoulders, back and arms often makes the bottom heavy bride appear more proportionate. To accentuate the bust line, look for dresses that has appliques or ruching details. Avoid Princess, Empire, Ballgown and Mermaid style dresses.
With these tips, you can’t go wrong in your search for the right wedding dress for your body type!
Below are the perfect dresses to buy for each body type listed in this article: