Your wedding is supposed to be the most wonderful day of your life, as you start your life together with your husband or wife. When it comes to selecting the perfect wedding dress you’ll not only want to make sure that it fits in with your décor but also that it accentuates all of your best features. As the bride, all eyes will be on you and with the right dress you will leave a lasting impression that people will remember for years to come. Below are some tips for choosing the wedding dress to best suit your body shape.

Hourglass Figures

With an hourglass figure you’ll have a perfectly balanced bust line and hips with a waist that needs to be shown off. When you’re searching for the right dress you’re going to want to find a style that accentuates your waist such as, corset dresses, dresses with an integrated bodice, trumpet style dress, or an A-line dress. Try to avoid empire-line or ball gown dresses, as they will just add weight to both your hips and your bust.

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Triangle Figures

With a wider torso and narrower hips, V-neck dresses are your best bet as they help to cover a wider shoulder. You may also want to consider scoop necklines, thicker strapped dresses, dresses with sleeves, and interesting embroidery to take most of the attention away from your shoulders down. Avoid making the mistake of choosing a style with puffy sleeves, off-the-shoulder necklines, or halter dresses.

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Apple Figures

With fuller breasts, a little bit of a stomach, and rounder hips you are going to want to choose a dress that accentuates your womanly features. Choose an empire-line dress, as it will help to make you look leaner or a ball gown, which is useful for areas you may wish to conceal. Dropped waist dresses are also fantastic for elongating your shape. Try to avoid prince cut dresses or sheaths as they stick too close to the skin.

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Slim, Tall, and Petite

When you have a slim body type you’ll want to bring attention to your slender shape with the help of a sheath dress. There is also the ability to add the illusion of a more shapely figure when you choose styles with beading in all of the right places. As a tall bride you can rock relatively any style of dress aside from empire line designs. With a petite body frame you’ll want to choose sheath dresses as they help you to appear taller. Whereas ball gowns or mermaid dresses will make you appear shorter.

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If you would like further advice do not hesitate to visit Fairytale Brides who are ready to help you find the perfect dress for your special day.