The Best Wedding Gowns Silhouette For Your Body Type

Wedding dress goal:
Find a gown that fits your personality AND flatters your body!

With so many styles and silhouettes out there, it can be overwhelming, right? But not to worry! Your perfect you look is out there, we promise. Just think about what you love most about your shape and go from  there. Most importantly, have fun in the process–don’t stress about your dress!

Remember, each dress shape works for different body types. Almost every bridal gown today is made in one of these basic silhouettes: A-line, Full Skirt, Sheath, and Trumpet.

A-Line

The A-line dress literally comes from the letter “A” and its shape—a narrow bodice and outer edges of slightly flowing skirt. Available in a variety of fabrics, the A-line cut may or may not have a seam at the waist, which may be higher or lower than the natural waistline.

Who should wear it?

Anyone! The A-line is super popular for a reason–it looks fabulous on most ALL body types. The shape leaves room to move and doesn’t accentuate one specific area of your body. A big plus is that it is as comfortable as it is beautiful!

Full skirt

A full skirt wedding dress, or ball gown, is known for bringing the drama! It features a defined, cinched waist, dropped or natural, and a very full skirt. The fitted bodice is key to this look. After all, full attention to that swoon-worthy skirt is a must!

Who should wear it?

A full skirt dress is perfect for fuller figures as it defines your waist making it look smaller than it may be. It also hides any imperfections you may want to hide around your hips and bottom. And like your shoulders? This gown is the perfect choice to highlight them.  On the other hand, ladies looking to actually create curves love this shape too–again the waist is key here paired with the wide bottom, it creates the illusion of curves you may not have.

Sheath

The Sheath dress, also known as a column dress, is a sculpted, body-hugging silhouette. There is no hiding anything in this style! It can be exquisite and down right statuesque given the right fit. The effect will differ depending on the weight and drape of the fabric.

Who should wear it?

The Sheath style is for the bride who isn’t afraid to show off her body! Petite brides may be drawn to this shape since the slim  cut adds length or height. This silhouette also looks great on taller brides with an athletic or slender build.

Trumpet

The trumpet gown, also known as the fit and flare, has the shape of… well… a trumpet! It is fitted through the body and has a straight-lined skirt that subtly flares from the knee toward the hem to form the trumpet shape.

Who should wear it?

With such a specific shape, it might be surprising that the trumpet gown can look great on a number body types. It is perfect for the bride who wants to create the look of a smaller waist, or the the bride who wants to show off the tiny waist she has. Tall, short, curvy, petite, and everything between, the trumpet style is sure to show off your best ‘assets.’

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