Ballgown, mermaid, trumpet, A-line, empire, natural waist, dropped waist… there are so many shapes and forms when it comes to wedding dresses, but not necessarily every cut flatters every figure.

Here are a few tips from us for finding the right dress for you body type.

If you are pear shaped

If you have big hips or a pear shaped body, you could either look for a classic A-line silhouette or a natural waistline that flows away from the hips. But if you want to emphasize on your curves, you could also choose a mermaid gown.

Our pick:

 

77956_fullA natural waistline and a ruffled skirt to draw attention away from the hips:  Style 77956

CT105_fullIf you want to highlight your hips, this beaded mermaid gown is a great choice:  Style CT105.

 

If you are petite

A strapless mermaid or trumpet gown is perfect for petites. You can also go for a style with a waistline above the natural waist, since it will make you appear longer.

Avoid dropped waist or big ballgowns;  you don’t want to disappear in your dress.

Our pick:

AK99_fullA strapless or one-shoulder mermaid gown is a great option for a petite girl: Style AK99

EK992_fullThis high waistline will make a short body appear taller: Style EK992

 

If you are plus sized

Diagonal pleads along the waist have a slimming effect are a great choice for curvier bodies. Classic A-lines or ballgowns are also a good option.

Our pick:

EK977_closeClassic A-line with a sweetheart neckline and slimming pleads: Style EK977

EK967_fullA great ballgown with lace details and illusion neckline: Style EK967

If you are busty

Choose a V- or neckline or halter gown to show some cleavage. Don’t cover your chest, it will make you look even bustier.

AK80_closeA great option for bigger busts: Style AK80

 

If you are small chested

A sweetheart neckline or a deep V-neckline will add volume to your bust. Try to avoid a straight neckline.

Our pick:

EK966_closeA sweetheart neckline will make your bust look bigger: Style EK966

AK84_close_2This V-neckline takes away the attention from a small bust: Style AK84

 

If you are tall

Mermaid and form fitting dresses are a great choice for a tall girl. High necks will also emphasize a tall silhouette.

Our pick:

77940_fullA form fitting lace gown for tall girls: Style 77940

77954_fullA high neckline to emphasize a tall silhouette: Style 77954

 

There are also styles that work for for every body type. No matter if you a short, tall, with big or small busts, these wedding gowns are a great choice for any bride:

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                                       EK996                                                                                                                                      EK1005

CT101_full  CT101

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Keep in mind:  the most important thing is that you feel comfortable in your wedding dress. Which ever type of dress you choose, make it yours!