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Wedding Dresses and your body type

Dress for your body type

Many envision their wedding dresses for years before their special day even comes. Although, when some brides try on their dresses, they don’t look exactly how they expect them to look in their heads.

On the other hand, going into a bridal salon can be overwhelming if you do not have an idea of what kind of dress you like or what style fits your body type best.

Here are some tips and suggestions to help you find the wedding dress styles that will flatter your body shape and make you feel beautiful on your special day!

Ball Gown

What is it: Think princess dress with a large, full skirt and a tighter bodice.

Best for what body type: Pear shape (weight mainly around thighs and hips) or athletic body types

If a bride has a pear shape body, this type of dress will emphasize a bride’s thin bodice and will float away from the thighs and hips. For athletic body types, a ball gown shape will accentuate the waist and the flare of the skirt will make the bride appear curvier.

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Mermaid of Trumpet

What is it: A slim structured silhouette that is curve hugging on the hips and expands out at the knees.

Best for what body type: Thin or hourglass body types

This kind of dress really accentuates all of the bride’s curves and maximizes them for a sleek yet sexy look.

Event space near Phoenix. Wedding Dress for your body type. Mermaid of Trumpet


Scooped/Sweetheart Neckline

What it is: Any dress with a neckline that meets a little bit lower in the middle.

Best for what body type: All types, avoid if very busty.

This is the most popular style for most brides as it is very traditional. The traditional simplicity of the sweetheart neckline make it a common choice amongst most brides. We do recommend being cautious of this dress type if you’re very busty – we don’t want you be pulling up your dress all night because you’re falling out!

Event space near Phoenix. Wedding Dress for your body type. Scooped/Sweetheart Neckline


What is it: A dress cut more narrow on the top and it extends out, making the shape of the letter A.

Best for what body type: Any body type

This style is so flattering on almost any body type, which is why it is so popular. It is a simple silhouette that is perfect for any wedding theme.

Event space near Phoenix. Wedding Dress for your body type. A-Line


In addition to these choices, simple silhouettes are great for tall brides and really let their physique shine through. If you are flat chested, a ruched bodice creates an illusion of curves and helps fill the bride’s upper body. Plus-size brides can consider a-line dresses for maximum coverage, but can also shine in a dress with ruching or can choose to accentuate their curves in a dropped waist or mermaid gown.

Regardless of what style you choose; we know you will look beautiful!

Our takeaway tip: Keep an open mind when looking for a dress! Don’t be afraid to try on different styles and looks that may be different from what you originally thought you wanted. You might try on something and absolutely fall in love!

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