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Find the Perfect Wedding Gown That Flatters Your Frame
By the time you start wedding gown shopping you probably notice there are tons of styles and beautiful dresses out there. However, brides comes in different shape and size - so does the dress! To make wedding dress hunting easier for you, I compiled a body frame guide to help you find the best wedding gown. I also included best silhouette suggestions to help you narrow down your selection.

The Hourglass

You are blessed with curves and a well define waist. In addition, any silhouette will work for your figure. So, why not show them off!
Best Silhouette:
- A sheath gown that is slim from head to toe will show off your figure's pro.
- A ball gown that has a structured bodice and full skirt will give you an elegant feminine look.
- A mermaid gown with a curvy fit and flare silhouette
Dress: 1, 2, 3

The Triangle

Also known as a pear shape, your hips tend to be wider than your shoulder. You want to look for a gown that help create a flattering curve.
Best Silhouette:
- An a-line gown with a fitted bodice will balance out your heavy bottom and showcase your curvy hip.
- An empire gown can accentuate your petite upper frame and the flowy skirt with create a graceful line.
- A ball gown can cover up thick thighs and flatter your natural waist with a slim upper body.
Dress: 1, 2, 3

The Inverted Triangle

Your shoulders tend to be broader and wider than your waist and hip, so you want to balance your frame.
Best Silhouette:
- A short gown can shift the attention from your top half to bottom half. This is also your best chance to throw on a pair of heels to elongate your legs!
- A Mermaid gown with a slim body line and flare skirt could provide a flattering counterpoint to a strong and shapely shoulder.
- A ball gown that focus on the full skirt bottom can also balance out the broad shoulder.
Dress: 1, 2, 3

The Rectangle

Since your shoulders, hips and waist are similar in size you want to create an illusion of curves.
Best Silhouette:
- An empire waist that hugs in just the right and a long skirt can create the illusion of height while hiding your hips.
- An A-line gown can create a faux hourglass shape while flattering your waist.
- A sheath gown will give you the curves in all the right place. Try finding one that has a deep v-neck to broaden the shoulder line.
Dress: 1, 2, 3
Now, go out and find that perfect gown for your big day!
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Not if you have a apple shape it isn't.
3 years ago·Reply
What would be best for an apple shape? Would a short dress work?
3 years ago·Reply
Triangle for me.
3 years ago·Reply
I think I'm a rectangle.
3 years ago·Reply