You want to look your very best on your big day and choosing the right wedding dress for your body shape can help ensure your look picture perfect.
While we very much believe that you should wear whatever wedding dress you like on your big day, we also understand that some brides may want to showcase other features more than others.
Finding the right wedding dress for your body shape, will not only ensure you look fantastic, but you’ll also feel fantastic.
The best wedding dresses for larger busts
If you have a larger bust, you want to get a dress that makes you feel comfortable and secure – without sacrificing any sexiness.
A good wedding dress for larger busts will allow you to wear a bra, so opt for something that covers up straps, however, completely covering an ample chest can make it look bigger. A small V neck wedding dress (or scoop neck ) is a good choice – such as our Lotus dress – as it will show off your cleavage without scaring any family members!
The best wedding dresses for hourglass figures
If you’ve got curves in all the right places, you’ll want to show them off on your big day.
A mermaid-style dress is great for curvy girls as it accentuates your small waist and curvy hips, however, if you don’t want to go full on Kim Kardashian, a subtle sheath dress is your friend. They skim your curves, while showcasing your wonderful figure and make a stylish choice for a curvy bride. Hourglass figures don’t need too much detail on top, so go for a V neck wedding dress, like our Rosea dress.
The best wedding dresses for athletic figures
A straight up and down figure can literally get away with anything, but if you want to add some curves, go for a wedding dress with a belt or a nipped in waist. It will give the illusion of curves even if there are none. Our Elsa dress comes with an optional sash to give you that all important waist.
If you’re not a fan of your broad shoulders, try an asymmetrical neckline. Our Posy one-shoulder wedding dress works wonders for broad-shouldered brides. This style of neckline breaks up the shoulder area and minimises their broadness. The soft silhouette also brings the focus throughout the body, rather than shining a spotlight on your shoulders.
The wedding dresses to help flatten your tum
If you’re conscious of your stomach, then you need to start with good bridal shapewear. Choosing the right underwear will keep everything in place – just remember to choose undies that match your skin tone, not your dress, to make sure they are invisible.
When it comes to styles however, A-line or empire line wedding dresses are your friend. They emphasise your top half, while skimming stylishly over the bottom. Our Anise dress is the perfect choice if you’re trying to disguise your tummy – not only will it skim any bumps, but the open back means you can play up the slimmest part of your body with some bridal back necklaces.
How to cover up your arms on your wedding day
Hate your arms? Then you need a wedding dress with sleeves. You can do a full Kate Middleton and opt for a traditional style with full lace sleeves, but for a flirtier, more laidback look, why not try a cap sleeve? Our Peony dress from The Green Collection features cap sleeves that will cover up the top of your arm, adding a touch of Gatsby glamour to your wedding day.
The best wedding dresses for tall brides
Every bride wants to stand tall on their big day, but it can be difficult to find the perfect dress if you’re a taller woman. Off-the-peg styles may not be for you as they won’t be long enough to create the drama needed, so it’s best to visit a bridal studio, like ours, that has seamstresses on hand to ensure the dress is made perfectly for you.
Being tall also means you can carry off most styles, but a bias-cut, simple slip dress will give you a film star look and make the most of your height. Our Elsa Sass dress is a simple, yet stylish slip wedding dress with a sexy low back and train – perfect for making you look your best on your big day.
The best wedding dresses for petite brides
Small really is beautiful when it comes to your wedding day! Petite brides generally look better in more form-fitting dresses – adding volume with a super large ballgown for example can make you look shorter than you are.
A sheath or column wedding dress, like our Lilian wedding dress, is a great choice for short brides as the unbroken line elongates your frame, plus the backless style adds interest to the simple silhouette.
Remember when it comes to choosing your wedding dress, the most important thing to consider is how it makes you feel, regardless of style rules! It’s your big day after all, so all that matters is you.
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