How to Pick The Right Wedding Dress For Your Body

Shopping for your perfect wedding gown is one of the most exciting times in your life, but it doesn’t come without its stresses. Choosing a dress that works specifically for your body can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! There are so many styles and silhouettes out there, all of which have specific detailing and design. Keep in mind that every single bride has a unique shape and body type, regardless of size. And, every single bride is beautiful! Then ask yourself, what do I want to accentuate? We all have a particular body part or parts that we are especially proud of, right? What’s yours? Got it? Great! Below are some tips for finding a wedding dress guaranteed to show off your best assets!  Also remember, you don’t have to pick just one fabulous feature! Feel free to combine these tips to find the look that celebrates your body to the fullest! 

Flaunt your great shoulders!

What better to show off your amazing shoulders than an off-the-shoulder gown? If this isn’t your thing, you can also go with a strapless gown, whether it be a sweetheart or a straight across cut. Or, how about a halter dress? All of these are gorgeous choices–we especially love these gowns by Badgely Mischka and Emmy Mae Bridal!

Accentuate your chest!

Plunging necklines are everywhere these days, and they are the perfect way to draw attention to your chest. Deep v-necklines will also do the trick. The great thing is you can go as low or as high as your like! Illusion bodices are also a lovely and possibly a more subtle choice–it all depends on how daring you want to be! How stunning are these two examples by Berta and Pronovias?

Show some leg!

A big trend right now is to show a little, or a LOT, of leg! If you love the idea of “legs for days,” be sure and choose a dress with a high slit or split. The split can be as high or low as you want and are often customizable. The silhouette of the gown is up to you, as the split is available in so many styles! These dresses by Galia Lahav and Paloma Blanca are just a few examples!

Show off your booty

The best way to show off that booty is to go form fitting! Trumpet gowns are just that, but flare out a bit toward the bottom–ideal for bringing attention to your backside. There are also lots of variations. Sheath dresses are also a fierce choice, as they cling to every inch of the body. We adore these gowns by Pronovias and Berta!

Bare your beautiful back

Go low when you want to show off your amazing back! Plunging backs are show-stopping and like the split or neckline, can be customized for just how low or high you want to venture. Some like the bare back look and some prefer the sheer illusion look–either are stunning. Check out these low-back looks from Made with Love and Blue by Enzoani.