For The Bride: Wedding Gown Tips – How To Flatter Your Figure

Do you know what style flatters your body type? Many brides don’t, but by choosing wisely, you can highlight your best features while camouflaging your “problem areas”.

Here’s a guide that can help you look your best for your wedding day. This is just a guide to go by; ultimately, you have to decide what looks good on you and how you feel in it!

Styles that look good on everyone include A-line silhouettes, Queen Anne necklines, tank/scoop necklines, cap sleeves.

  1. FULL HIPS
  2. Stick with:
    A-Line silhouette (conceals fuller hips)

    Avoid:
    Sheaths (emphasizes fuller hips)
    Overly full skirts (makes you look heavy)

  3. THICK-WAISTED
  4. Stick with:
    Empire silhouette (hides thick waists)

    Avoid:
    Princess silhouette (draws attention to waist)

  5. VERY SLENDER
  6. Stick with:
    Ball Gown silhouette (adds curves and enhances waistline)
    Spaghetti straps
    Dropped waistlines
    Flaired skirts
    Low necklines

  7. FULL FIGURED
  8. Stick with:
    A-Line silhouettes
    Basque waistlines
    Open necklines, such as V-neck
    Lots of detailing near neckline to draw attention to your face
    Full skirts
    Long sleeves (will hide chunky arms)

    Avoid:
    Spaghetti straps
    Poufy sleeves
    Open Clingy fabrics
    Ruffles
    Tulle skirts

  9. PEAR-SHAPED FIGURE
  10. Stick with:
    Ball Gown silhouette (accentuates waist and hides hips)
    Off the shoulder neckline (helps proportion your larger hips)
    Detailed bodice and plain skirt

    Avoid:
    Bows in the back of your dress at hip level

  11. HOUR-GLASS FIGURE
  12. Stick with:
    Sheath silhouette (emphasizes your curves)
    Mermaid silhouette (also emphasizes your curves)
    Portrait necklines (shows off your shoulders)
    “V” necklines (also shows off your shoulders)
    Strapless dresses

    Avoid:
    Too much beading and detailing (will make you appear heavier than you are)
    Full or ruffled gowns (will make you appear heavy)
    High necklines (minimizes bust and will you disproportional)
    Puffed sleeves (will make you disproportional)

  13. PETITE
  14. Stick with:
    Sheath silhouette (adds length and makes you appear taller)
    Princess silhouette (makes you appear taller)
    Empire waist
    High necklines
    Short sleeve or sleeveless with long gloves

    Avoid:
    Ball Gown silhouette (makes you appear shorter)
    Belts or waist seams
    Detailing on the bottom of the skirt

  15. SMALL BUST
  16. Stick with:
    Jewel neckline (makes bust look bigger)
    V-neckline if a “B” or “C” cup
    Bateau neckline (will make bust look bigger)
    Strapless gowns
    Sleeveless gowns

    Avoid:
    V-necklines if an “A” cup

  17. LARGE BUST
  18. Stick with:
    A-Line silhouette
    Sweetheart neckline
    Strapless gowns

    Avoid:
    Jewel necklines (will make bust look bigger)
    Halter neckline
    V-necklines if over a “C” cup
    Spaghetti straps
    Empire gowns

  19. BROAD SHOULDERS
  20. Stick with:
    Strapless gowns

    Avoid:
    Off the shoulder necklines (will make shoulder appear larger)
    Jewel necklines
    Bateau necklines
    Oversized sleeves

Credit
Today’s Wedding
Prey For Fashion

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1 Comment

  1. femmelounge, 5 years ago

    it makes great sense. for each of the shapes i can actually think of people i know that has it. well done

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