Wedding Dress Styles & The Body Shapes They Suit

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Wedding Dress Styles & The Body Shapes They suit - Lulu from Kelsey Rose

Before you start shopping for your wedding dress, it’s advisable to know the styles available and if they’re flattering for your body shape.


A-Line

The A-line wedding dress silhouette is a classic choice that suits most body shapes. It is fitted at the bodice and flares out gradually to the hem, resembling the shape of an uppercase ‘A’. This style is flattering for pear-shaped, hourglass, and apple-shaped figures as it creates a balanced and elongated look.

Casey Belle from Romantica
Casey-Belle from Romantica

Ball Gown

The ball gown silhouette features a fitted bodice and a full skirt that flares out from the waistline. This style is ideal for brides with hourglass or pear-shaped figures, as it accentuates the waist and creates a dramatic, princess-like look. However, it may overwhelm petite or apple-shaped figures.

Awesta from Model
Awesta from the Adorious Collection by Modeca

Mermaid

The mermaid silhouette is fitted through the bodice, waist, and hips, then flares out at the knees to create a dramatic, fishtail-like shape. This style is best suited for brides with hourglass or pear-shaped figures who want to show off their curves. It may not be as flattering for apple-shaped or petite figures.

Sheath/Column

The sheath or column silhouette is form-fitting and follows the natural shape of the body from the neckline to the hem. This style is versatile and can suit a variety of body shapes, including slender, hourglass, and petite figures. However, it may not be as forgiving for apple-shaped or pear-shaped figures.

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Trumpet

The trumpet silhouette is fitted through the bodice and hips, then flares out gradually from mid-thigh to create a trumpet-like shape. This style is perfect for brides with hourglass or pear-shaped figures who want to highlight their curves. It may not be as flattering for apple-shaped or petite figures.

Tea-Length

The tea-length silhouette features a skirt that falls between the knee and the ankle, creating a vintage-inspired look. This style is versatile and can suit a variety of body shapes, including hourglass, pear-shaped, and petite figures. However, it may not be as flattering for apple-shaped figures.

Short

Short wedding dresses come in various styles, including mini, knee-length, and high-low hemlines. These dresses are perfect for petite brides or those looking for a more casual or non-traditional look. They can suit a variety of body shapes, depending on the specific style chosen.

Ultimately, the most important factor in choosing a wedding dress is how you feel in it. Regardless of your body shape, the right dress is one that makes you feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable on your special day. It’s always a good idea to try on different styles and consult with a professional bridal consultant to find the perfect dress that suits your body shape and personal style.

Featured Image: Lulu from Kelsey Rose

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