Your Body Type and The Right Wedding Dress



Finding the right wedding dress is one of the most exhilarating yet the most challenging part of your wedding preparation. Given that there are so many styles, fabrics, and designs to choose from, it can be very difficult to select which is the right wedding dress for your body type.


What are body types?

It is very essential to dress your “body-type.” Not just because a wedding dress design looks divine in every bridal magazine, it will also look the same on all brides. Always remember, these editorials are made for photo shoots. They use models to play the bride.

While some prefer to be slimmer on their big day, you don’t need a modelesque figure to look amazing in your wedding dress; you just have to know a few tricks like knowing what body type you have.


To know more about body types, here are the terms used to categorize women’s figures and how to identify them.

  • Hourglass – Larger bust and hips, and a defined waistline
  • Rectangular – Bust, waist, and hips are similar in size
  • Inverted-rectangle – Larger bust with a normal, yet smaller, waist and hips
  • Apple-shaped – average bust and hips, but larger in the belly area
  • Pear-shaped – average bust and waist, but larger in the hips


We know these terms are not the nicest ways to describe a woman’s body; it is the simplest way to categorize common figures. Knowing which category you belong will definitely help identify which dress styles is the most flattering. Remember, we all have features we want to highlight, and flaws we will try to conceal.



Here are some tips and tricks on how to choose the right wedding dress best on your body type.

Reach out  and talk to a professional

You can easily find a professional because many bridal shops and boutiques have trained stylists that are there to assist you. It’s very essential that you find a stylist that can help you. Go ahead and talk to them. You may want someone that you can easily talk to so they can understand who you are and the look you are trying to achieve on your wedding day. Your stylist will help you to identify the style and silhouette that flatter your body type and that you’ll love!

By knowing this, finding the dress is easier. Make sure your stylist is around to help you find what works and what doesn’t. Be open to their suggestions. However, keep in mind the styles you want and those you think will make you feel beautiful and comfortable wearing. Remember, if your wedding dress does not feel right in the boutique, you won’t feel comfortable wearing it on your big day.


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Be Patient

Your wedding dress is the one thing that is uniquely yours on you big day. Know what your body is like. Recognize when you will feel best and comfortable in. Most importantly, be patient. Keep in mind that you may not find your dress instantly. So don’t be discouraged if the first place you check don’t have what you like. There are plenty of boutiques, shops, and stores with bridal dresses out there. Something every bride will feel amazing in.


Understanding your body and what type of dress would best suit your figure can help you to narrow down what would be your dream gown. Do your research. Ask for your stylist’s assistance. Know your body. With these, you are on your way in getting your dream wedding dress for your big day.

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