July 05, 2020 07:05 PM | by Zeinab El-Fiqi
How to Find the Perfect Wedding Dress for Your Body Shape
Wearing the perfect wedding dress for your body shape is probably the most important detail about your bridal look. See, the right dress doesn’t only make you look picture-perfect, it also controls your mood on your wedding day; you’ll feel more relaxed knowing that you’re wearing something comfortable and flattering to your body shape. Finding the perfect wedding dress for your body shape will also help you highlight your best body parts and hide the areas you don't like so much.
Read on to find out how to pick the perfect wedding dress for your body shape...
1. The perfect wedding dress for the pear body shape.
A pear body shape is characterized by narrow shoulders, small breasts, a slim waist, and relatively wide hips. The best wedding dress for the pear body shape is a layered flared dress. This wedding dress will highlight your upper body with its slim fit top, and it will hide the width of your hips with the gradually flared skirt.
2. The perfect wedding dress for the hourglass body shape.
An hourglass body shape is also known as the curvy body shape. This body shape is characterized by wide shoulders, breasts and hips, and a slim waist. Think Kim Kardashian when we say hourglass body shape. The perfect wedding dress for the hourglass body shape is the empire wedding dress. But be careful, as this wedding dress might be a little bit tricky... Don’t buy a dress that is too loose right under your chest, it might add pounds to your look, and can even make you look pregnant. What you need is a low empire cut, that starts under your chest 3 to 5 cm maximum and that flows nicely in a straight cut to the floor.
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3. The perfect wedding dress for the apple body shape.
The apple body shape usually means having wide shoulders, a wide waist and narrow hips. To find the perfect wedding dress for the apple body shape, you need to wear a dress that is tight at the upper body, highlighting the slimmest part of your waist, and then gradually starts to look like an A-line silhouette. Choose a dress with lace and details, to camouflage the shape of your waist. Never wear a fitted wedding dress, because it only shows all the things you want to hide, the slim legs and the wide waist. Having a slightly wide dress at the bottom gives your body the balanced look you need.
4. The perfect wedding dress for the rectangle body shape.
The rectangle body shape has the proportions of the shoulders, waist, and hips all equal and almost aligned. So what you need to do, is to wear a dress that will highlight your slim upper body part, and then go down into a big flowing skirt. This will give your body a balanced look. Another option to pick the perfect wedding dress for the rectangle body shape is to go for a flare fit gown, as this type creates curves, because it’s a slim fit all over the body and then it goes down into a flare cut, which will make your body look curvy and amazing.
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