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Wedding Dresses for Pear Shaped Brides

We like big butts and we cannot lie so we’ve compiled the do’s and don’ts for the pear shaped bride.

So we’re showing all you bottom heavy brides-to-be out there exactly which wedding dresses will flatter your figure on the big day.

Pear shaped lovelies are bottom heavy and will typically be at least one size larger in trousers than in tops. You lucky ladies have junk in the trunk and curves in all the right places.

Do’s for pear shapes

Balance, balance and more balance!

So for brides, the objective is have a feminine and demure hourglass silhouette. But just because you weren’t naturally blessed with this sought-after shape, doesn’t mean you can’t create the illusion of one. As your hips are the widest part of your body, you can attempt to make them look smaller by drawing the eye to your top half.

Accentuate your top half

Draw attention to your slender shoulders and bust with feathers, frills, bows and beading. A cap sleeved gown with a cinched waist and a simple a-line skirt that splays gradually is an ideal style.

Wide set straps

Hear us out, wider straps can add volume to shoulders and bust area (that’s a good thing right?) and give you those voluminous upper body curves you’ve been craving.

Don’ts for pear shapes

Don’t draw attention to your bottom half

While most of the time we encourage you to flaunt what God gave ya, on your wedding day, drawing attention to the derriere area could be a tad…distracting. That means tight fitting mermaid and fishtail gowns that hug your body are out! Also try and stay away from large bows

No Sheath

Sheath gowns are usually made from clingy material which clings to your bottom half and we guarantee all eyes will be on you for the wrong reasons


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