Trendy Wedding Dresses That Will Suit Your Body Shape

Nov 13, 2016 |

ANA ALCONTIN

Contributor

Knowing your body shape is essential in finding the perfect wedding dress

The right wedding dress can do wonders for your figure. It can help you emphasize your hips for a sexy look, create an illusion of a flat tummy, and most especially make you feel radiant and confident on your big day—if you choose the right style for your body shape. If you’re not sure what shape you are, then you’re in luck! Bridal gown expert Zandra Lim is here to help you find your perfect style.

 

Apple- Weight mainly around the middle
If you’ve been inspired by Kate Winslet’s stunning bridal gown, then her style is perfect for an apple-shaped bride. Zandra recommends a style that has a heavily pleated bodice which will help to hide and add additional shape to the torso and help to create a more defined waist.

 

Pear- Weight mainly around the hips
For brides who have ‘more junk in the trunk’, you tend to carry more weight around the hips, bums and thighs. However, it’s nothing to be ashamed of because just like our bootilicious sister, J-Lo, we can correctly balance a pear-shapped bride to look like a screen siren.

A full skirt of a dress can hide and balance the figure by flaring out from the middle and highlighting a tiny waist. The sweetheart neckline helps to draw the eye to a defined décolletage and toned shoulders, typical of those lucky pear-shaped ladies.

 

 

Hour glass- Fuller bust and hips, small waist
Many people believe that hourglass shape is the ideal figure thanks to the Kardasians. Remember that curves are your best friend, and if you have it, embrace it! The key to an hourglass figure is to accentuate the waist, as this is your main asset.

The style of your gown must embody all the glamour of the red carpet with a classic fishtail skirt and form fitting bodice. Hourglass stars such as Dita von Teese often favour this dress shape as it helps to show off a tiny waist but also highlight desirable assets, which an hourglass will possess. The sweetheart neckline will also help to define the bust whilst drawing the eye to a woman’s most treasured assets.

Athletic- Slim all over
When you think being skinny is not a problem when choosing a wedding dress, then think again. As a matter of fact, it could be more difficult for brides with an athletic build to find a dress that will complement their body shape. The key is to create an illusion of curves as this body type is toned and sculpted to perfection. This build tends to look best in form-hugging dresses as they do not have the worry of looking top or bottom heavy.