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Dresses for Your Body Style

Posted On February - 10 - 2012

When you’re choosing your wedding dress you’re thinking about the price, designer, bridal trends, style and season. But you’re missing the most important thing: to feel the most beautiful bride in the happiest day of your life. To be sure that you’re feeling and looking astonishing you will have to find out what dress is right for your body shape. These dresses are some of the most exquisite fashion gifts for women, but keep in mind that if you want them to have a positive impact you should be aware of the connection between dress type and body type.

So these are the dresses for your body style:

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Large bust

            If you have a large bust you’d better search for a dress with the following features:

  • Scoop neck
  • V neck line (don’t drop it too low)
  • Halter-top neckline
  • Off-the-shoulder neckline
  • If you like strapless wedding dresses you’d better choose a sweetheart dress.

Avoid fabrics like organza, satin, silk, or ruched on the corset; they will call attention to your bust.

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Small bust:

            If you have a small bust you better choose between these types of wedding dresses:

  • Strapless with ruched corset (for volume)
  • Halter-top
  • Bateau necklines
  • One shoulder necklines
  • Empire silhouette
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Pear shape:

            If you’re a girl with a pear shape body you can choose between:

  • Strapless dresses
  •  V-neck
  • Scoop necklines
  • Spaghetti straps
  • Off the shoulder dresses
  • Full A-line
  • Ball gown
  • Diagonal draping (to value your curves)
  • Bateau neckline
  • Basque waists
  • Empire silhouettes
  • Choose a fabric that has a sturdier construction

Avoid sheath silhouettes, trumpet and mermaid and the fabric that is flowing.

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Apple shaped

            If you are in this category you should try to outline your neckline and bodice. Try these:

  • Asymmetric neckline
  • Deep v-neck
  •  Scoop neck
  • Strapless empire silhouettes
  • A-line silhouettes
  • Princess silhouettes
  • Empire waists

Avoid ball gowns and sheath silhouettes.

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Hourglass:

If you have this kind of body you have to show off your curves. Also, if you plan on making fashion gifts for women and the recipient has this body shape, you’re lucky, because most dresses are created for women whose bodies are shaped like an hourglass. These wedding dresses are for you:

  • Off-the-shoulder
  •  A-lines
  • Standard or dropped waist
  • Mermaid and trumpet
  • Sweetheart necklines

You should avoid the same dresses like at the pear shaped body.

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Straight/Rectangle:

If you have an athletic body you should wear:

  • Bateu necklines
  • Spaghetti straps
  • Sheath (column)
  • Ball gown
  • Mermaid
  • Trumpet
  • A-lines
  • Necklines that fall below your collarbone
  • Drop waist skirt
  • Empire waist gown

Try to avoid: soft sheath, princess gowns, basque waists, portrait necklines, off-the-shoulder, halter tops.

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Full figure:

            If you have this type of body be proud and show it! These wedding dresses will look great on you:

  • V-necks
  • Scoop necks
  • Sweetheart necklines
  • A-Lines
  • Ball gowns
  •  Dropped-waist
  • Flat-front ball-gown
  • Empire with a high waist

You should avoid: unconstructed and clingy silhouettes, sheath dresses, spaghetti straps, A-lines with high waist, pleated fabrics.

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Tall:

If you’re tall these are the fine dresses you should try on:

  • Plunging V-necks
  • Halter tops
  • Open necklines and backs
  • Sheath silhouettes
  • Mermaid & trumpet gowns
  • Ball gowns
  • A-line dresses
  • Bias-cut silhouettes

The type of wedding dresses you should avoid is princess dresses.

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Petite:

       Smaller brides are the luckiest. They can always wear some simple wedding dresses like:

  • Sweetheart necklines
  • Halter tops
  • Cowl necklines
  • Mermaid or trumpet with high waist
  • Soft-drape Grecian-inspired style
  • Sheath silhouettes
  • A-line
  • Empire waists
  • Princess gowns
  • Eye-catching necklines

They should avoid: ball gowns, dropped-waist silhouettes, high collars and overwhelming necklines.

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