Looking your best on your wedding day is all about finding a dress that flatters your figure. Whether you're hoping to show off your best asset or hide a problem area, or both, our designer and celebrity fashion stylist has a solution for you.
To start, identify your natural body shape by measuring the circumference of your shoulders, bust, waist and hips. Compare the measurements and determine your body shape according to the diagram below:
Once you have determined your body shape, consider the recommended dress shape.
Hourglass: Since the bust and hip measurement are close to being equal and the waist is defined, it makes it the easiest shape to dress. Most popular gown for this body shape is the A-line, as it accentuates the evenness of the proportions.
Pear: The pear bride's hip measurement is considerably larger than her bust, which makes her the perfect candidate for the romantic ball gown shape. It accentuates the top as it hides the bottom.
Apple: Apple-shaped brides carry most of their weight in the mid-section, which the empire shaped gown is perfect for. Its waistline is right underneath the bust, accentuating the smallest part of the waist, while focusing the eye on the neckline.
Inverted Triangle-This bride's bust measurement is bigger than the hip measurement. For this shape, the mermaid style does wonders by balancing out the top with a full bottom flaring out at the knee.
Rectangle-This bride's measurements are close to being even, which makes it easy for her to wear a statuesque sheath shape. It accentuates her height while giving an illusion of a curvier shape.