We have found that a great way to assist brides-to-be is by providing as much information and variety as possible in helping the achievement of that very experience. We know that looking your best helps you to feel your best and enables you to focus on enjoying the people around you even more, free from any worries about how you may appear, but rather boosting the sense of confidence and delight you experience as your special day unfolds.
Our wedding dress style guide provides you with a number of specific options to choose from in fashionable wedding dress design. Shapes include apple shape figure, hourglass shape figure, inverted triangle shape figure, pear shape figure, rectangle shape figure, small bust bridal designs and designs for large bust bridal gowns.
This style guide for bridal dresses captures each figure type, assisting you to find the most attractive look for your individual frame.
(Your torso and upper body are wider than your hips; fuller chest and waist)
An empire gown with a deep, plunging neckline will work best for this body type. It will draw eyes away from the horizontal and focus on the vertical, making you look slender. You can show off your haunches, without showing too much with a v-neckline.
Hourglass Shape Figure
(Your torso and hips are approximately the same width; fuller bust; defined waist)
A mermaid/fit and flare gown will work best for this body type. You’ve got the curves; now flaunt it with a figure-hugging silhouette. All necklines will work with this body type.
Pear Shape Figure
(Your torso and upper body are smaller than your hips; smaller bust; defined waist)
An A-line gown will work best for this body type. This type of gown will slowly flare out into an A shape from the natural waist, highlighting your natural, defined midsection. A simple sheath with small details will also work.
Rectangle Shape Figure
(Your torso and hips are approximately the same width; smaller bust; little waist definition)
A ball gown will work best for this body type. The full skirt of a ball gown will give you the curves you envy. Opt for a gown with a lot of details up top, which will accentuate your chest and give the illusion of a fuller bust. Look for ruching, shirred details, embroidered beading, and the like for a fuller look.
(Your torso and upper body are wider than your hips; fuller chest; little waist definition)
A ballgown with a full skirt will work best for this body type. You can give the illusion of a curvier bottom half with tulle or organza skirts. Opt for a scoop or v-neckline, rather than a straight neckline, which might make your bust fuller.