Help! Which Wedding Dresses Will Look Best On My Silhouette?
It's a question that we get from our brides quite often and we could give you the short answer which is to wear whatever you feel your best in, however, there certainly are styles and silhouettes that flatter different body shapes.
If you're just starting the search for your gown, you may have pinned some of your favorite styles on Pinterest, but if you're wanting to dive a bit deeper into the actual fit of the gown, keep reading!
PEAR SHAPE: Ball Gown
If you have a pear shaped silhouette, you may have a petite bust, a defined waist, and fuller hips. Our brides with this silhouette love a ball gown!
The ball gown will help accentuate the waist and the fullness of the skirt will also balance the bust, giving you a beautiful hourglass figure!
A few of our favorite ball gowns that look beautiful on this silhouette are Justin Alexander 88122, Allure Romance 3265, and Justin Alexander 88093.
PETITE/TALL: Fitted Sheath or Crepe Gown
For the petite and tall brides, a gown that doesn’t have seams or a waistband is perfect as it doesn’t split you up into pieces which can sometimes make you appear shorter than you really are. This is why we love a fitted sheath or crepe gown!
With a gown that follows the body’s natural lines, this will help accentuate/highlight your height (and help petite frames appear taller if that’s something that you are looking for!)
Fitted gowns that are great for accentuating your height if you have a petite or tall frame are Justin Alexander Signature "KALINA" and Julia Leigh (Charlotte's private collection) 11140.
HOURGLASS: Mermaid or Fit-and-Flare
The hourglass shape—one that features a fuller bust, smaller waist, and a fuller waistline—looks amazing in a mermaid or fit-and-flare gown!
This style of gown will highlight the smallest point of your waist, lightly hug your hips and gently flare out at the bottom of the skirt.
Whether you like a bit of detail or something clean and classic, you’ll love Justin Alexander 88139, Lillian West 66136, or Madison James MJ610!
ATHLETIC BUILD: Spaghetti or Tank Straps
For our brides who have more of an athletic build or broader shoulders, look for something with a V-neck or something with spaghetti or tank straps to show off your shoulders!
Justin Alexander 88074 and Lillian West 66063!
The winner for every body silhouette...A-Line!
An A-Line gown is a universal flattering style that is guaranteed to look great on every bride no matter her silhouette! The shape is fitted at the waist and helps highlight the waistline, flowing out at the waist providing a bit of volume while not feeling overpowering to your figure.
Our favorites include Madison James MJ603 and Madison James MJ567 (among many more!)
Even if you’re not sure what dress will look best or what style you love, that’s OK! Sometimes you won’t know until you try a certain style on and our stylists are here to help take your vision and pull dresses that will not only look amazing, but ones that you will feel beautiful in!
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