How to Find The Perfect Wedding Dresses For Your Body Type

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There are a lot of things you need to take note when choosing a wedding dress for your big day. You must not only consider the design of the gown but your body type as well.

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For petite body types, there are designated styles that you should take note so, you already have an idea what dress to use.

  • Horizontal details will enhance and shorten the shape of your body, but vertical details will elongate your body frame.
  • In case you are planning to wear a silhouette-kind of dress, take note that a fitting shell situated underneath the tulle skirt is the best way to wear it.
  • A V-neck gown will make your frame elongated because it will draw the eye in an upward direction.
  • Use an empire waistline to make an illusion as though you have long legs.
  • High-low hemlines can also make your legs look a bit longer.
  • Opt for light beading and some intricate embroidery to look more overwhelming.
  • If you want to have a vivid illusion of height, wear a gown with continuous line.

You can check out’s wedding dress collection for some ideas that might suit your fashion, body type and style.

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For plus-size body types, this kinds of gowns will make you look slimmer and more glamorous.

  • A neckline which has lace illusion promotes slimmer look.
  • You can get a minimal waistline by choosing a design that draws the eye inward.
  • A seemingly long neckline, a beautiful sheath silhouette and slight train are the perfect trio that will help the bride look long and slim.
  • If you want your middle part to look trim, use a black colored sash.
  • Silver embroidery will make your gown look infinite and alluring.
  • If you don’t want to use a strapless bra, wear a scoop neckline. It will also show your voluptuous shape.
  • Strategic draping adds drama to your gown.

For busty brides, choose whether to reveal or conceal. Start finding the right gown by checking these things.

  • Always remember that a square neckline is perfect for almost everyone.
  • Choose sweetheart neckline with straps to balance a busty frame.
  • A offer a much subtle curve and minimize your busty figure, pick an off-shouldered neckline.
  • Take note that a slinky material for your gown shouldn’t be considered if you have a busty frame.

If you are conscious enough to wear your gown because you have a slim and straight body type, worry no more. You can create an illusion of curves. Just follow these tips and tricks.

  • A peplum skirt will give you curvy hips you certainly want.
  • A gown that contains a contouring seams creates an imaginary curve.
  • Use a crop-top gown, it’s pretty trending these days.

Last but certainly not the least, the hourglass body type. If you have this body type, you have nothing to worry about. You just need to select the best wedding gown to show off your intricate mid-section.

  • Glitzy belt and tulle skirt – it will highlight your small waistline.

Brides Wearing Gowns

If ever you are running out of ideas on what to wear on your big day, you can check out’s collection. They have some of the latest and the best dresses that you can use on your wedding day.

No matter what body type you have, the most important thing to consider is how you bear your wedding gown on your special day. The most important person in your life is waiting down the aisle, you must look best on your wedding day.


  1. Rania

    October 17, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    It can be super challenging to find something that fits on one of the most important days of your life. These tips are very helpful!

  2. Shann Eva

    October 17, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Great suggestions. Your wedding day is so special, you want to make sure you have the perfect dress. It took me a long time to find the right one, but I still love it.

  3. Mardene Carr

    October 18, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Great post…we all need to take heed because some persons seem to want to wear everything that does not fit their body type….on your wedding day this is certainly not the day to be taking chances with your wardrobe

  4. dana vento

    October 18, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    These are great suggestions,everyone does have a different shape

  5. Debbie Denny

    October 18, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Good information on choosing a dress. I do like an Empire waistline.

  6. Eileen Kelly

    October 19, 2015 at 12:08 am

    great information for brides and for anyone shopping for a dress

  7. Claudette

    October 19, 2015 at 1:42 am

    I have been down this road enough so this really isn’t for me but if I should ever choose to again, your tips would be of enormous help.

  8. Wood Arts Universe

    October 19, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Thanks for sharing that wonderful information… I like that red color dress with the huge discount.. Looks very pretty

  9. Ourfamilyworld

    October 19, 2015 at 5:51 am

    These are great tips. It’s very important to find the wedding dress that’s suited for your body type.

  10. Urvi

    October 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Very good suggestions. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing

  11. Elizabeth O.

    October 19, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for this list! I always have issues finding the right dress for me and this definitely helps.

  12. CourtneyLynne

    October 19, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    These are some great suggestions! Nothing worse than seeing someone spend a small fortune on a dress that doesn’t look right on them!

  13. May

    October 20, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Great tips! I’m petite and your tips will come in handy when I get hitched!

  14. Joann Woolley

    October 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Finding the right wedding dress is not just about what you envision in your mind’s eye…. it really does need to be flattering to your body type and these tips will be helpful to any bride!

  15. MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn)

    October 20, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    I wish some of the brides I know would have bought for their size and figure. I’m not sure what they were thinking but it was not pretty.

  16. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    October 20, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    A wedding dress is such an important part of planning a wedding. Great tips to find a dress that works well with your body type!

  17. Vicki

    October 20, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    These are fantastic tips for finding the perfect dress for that special day! I’m going to keep these tips in mind when shopping for my next dress although it won’t be a wedding dress (happily married!).

  18. Alli Smith

    October 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I’ll show this one to my daughter. We’re shopping for wedding dresses next month. She’s getting married next spring.

  19. K. Lee Banks

    October 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I wish all brides and bridal parties would follow these tips. They would look much nicer and fewer “wardrobe malfunctions” would happen!

    I like your comment about busty gals (I am one!) need to decide whether to “reveal or conceal.”

  20. Jaime Nicole

    October 20, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I love going to weddings and checking out the dresses! Next to the menu at the reception, it is definitely the biggest part of the party – ok, maybe it’s better than the menu. Great tips – I will share with the brides to be in my life.

  21. Ayesha

    October 20, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Great suggestions! Wedding day is a very special occasion so it is a must to have a perfect dress for this day.

    Thanks for sharing!

  22. lisa @bitesforbabies

    October 21, 2015 at 12:35 am

    This is a really helpful post. More often than not women choose the styles that don’t suit them the best. On the other hand, I believe at the end of the day, whichever dress you fall in love with WILL be the one, regardless of whether or not it ‘suits your style!”

  23. Mar

    October 21, 2015 at 12:45 am

    My sister is getting married and she’s very petite. I was totally telling her to stay away from horizontal embellishments! Great post

  24. Amanda Tempel

    October 21, 2015 at 3:23 am

    This will be really helpful one day, to me, I’m sure! I can’t wait until I need to come looking for posts like this, to find the right dress, for me : )!

  25. Michelle

    October 21, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I sure do wish I’d read this many years ago when I got married and picked a flattering dress instead of just picking a dress I liked. This post makes me want to have a second wedding.

  26. Nikki

    October 21, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I remember my wedding day, those gown are looks gorgeous.

  27. aaronica (the crunchy mommy)

    October 21, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    great suggestions! i’ll definitely consult this when we renew our vows!

  28. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

    October 22, 2015 at 3:54 am

    I remember wedding dress shopping, and it was not fun. I ended up having my dream dress custom made in pale ice pink silk dupioni. I loved it.

  29. Shannon Gurnee

    October 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I loved wedding dress shopping! This is a great article. Thanks for sharing.

  30. XmasDolly

    October 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    You know we spend so much time & money on our wedding dress and we wear it for one day and a few short wonderful hours of our life. Why can’t we wear it more often and get our money’s worth? Why can’t we dress up like this for another occasion? Would it be less important if we did it it say three or four times in our life? 🙁

  31. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    October 30, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I would go get measured by a pro, but I got married in Vegas, so I never had one.

  32. April Grant

    October 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Been married for a decade, but thinking about doing a anniversary party. Thanks for the tips.

  33. Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    October 30, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Great tips!

  34. Onica{MommyFactor}

    October 31, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Great! This is very helpful to those girls who is having a hard time to choose their wedding gown. I’m going to share this to my friend, she is planning to get married this year.

  35. victoria

    October 31, 2015 at 4:59 am

    These are all great tips. Thanks for sharing the information to get a Beautiful Dress on the wedding.

  36. J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all

    October 31, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    The back on that first dress is just gorgeous! I love how you covered it! It took me a while to find my perfect dress because I didn’t do any research beforehand!

  37. Mistee Dawn

    October 31, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Picking the perfect weeding dress is so hard! I will definitely pass this on to my engaged friends!

  38. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

    October 31, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    These are great to know. I’m never sure what looks good on me, but I will use these tips.

  39. Erin Kennedy

    November 1, 2015 at 12:20 am

    These are great tips. These are important for every girl because you want to look as good as you can no matter what your size.

  40. Jeni Hawkins

    November 1, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I love that you included “Busty Brides” to this awesome list…so many of us have that issue and want to look beautiful but tasteful in our dresses – and that can be tricky! Thank you!

  41. CourtneyLynne

    November 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Great post! Wedding dress shopping can be tough. For me I hated that all dressed in shops are a size 6! I’m smaller than that so it was so hard to tell how a dress would look on me