Wedding Dresses – Picking The Perfect One for Your Body Type, Plus win a Veil from Simply Bridal!

Now that you’ve found Mr Right, it’s time to look for “The One” also known as the perfect wedding dress. There isn’t one way to look for “The One,” but many brides often look for silhouettes to complement their body shapes. Once you’ve done so and with the help of the handy tips as listed below, you’ll easily be able to establish a silhouette that will work wonders for your figure. This blog post will identify the best long and short styles for you!


If You’re Hourglass Shaped
DO go for A-line skirts if you wish to conceal shapely hips. Strapless gowns are also extremely flattering but if you’re worried about not having extra support in the bust area, opt for a V-shape or sweetheart neckline instead. If you’re tall, then straight or bias cuts will flatter your hourglass figure as well.

If you’re not afraid to show off your curves, a mermaid or trumpet dress will give you a super sexy and sleek shape.

DON’T go for gathered or pleated skirts or risk having your hips appear even wider than they.

If you love short dresses, avoid tea length dresses that cut through the widest part of your calf and make your legs look unflattering.

If You’re Apple Shaped

DO go for a dress that nips in at the smallest part of your waistline before it flares out into a slight A-line shape. Bodices with a lot of texture – think beading, ruching, draping, etc – will help create the illusion of a shapelier torso. In terms of neckline, the most flattering happens to be that of a deep V because eyes will be drawn in a vertical line, instead of a horizontal one.

Everyone loves a ball gown, and you can rock a long or short one!

DON’T go for gowns with body conscious cuts because they will cling on to every curve of your body and may further emphasize areas that you would much rather conceal.

If You’re Pear Shaped

DO go for elaborate corsets or bodices are also an excellent way to add more bulk to the bust area and draw attention away from heavier bottoms. A-line skirts and ballerina skirts make for a great option as well since they conceal your larger bottom half.

DON’T go for clingy designs, such as column gowns, because no matter how tall you may be, such dresses will only serve to magnify hips.

If You’re Rectangle Shaped

DO opt for gowns that will help create the illusion of curves. A ball gown, for example, will do the job perfectly by cinching in at your slender waistline before descending into a full, flowing skirt that adds volume to tiny hips. Corseted bodices will also help add shape to your upper half.

DON’T choose column gowns because they tend to make you appear even boxier than you really are.

If you’re proud of your legs, a high-low dress will draw the eye to your mile long legs.

If You’re an Inverted Triangle

DO go for a neckline with a slight dip; sweetheart and scooped necklines are great picks. Such a neckline will help elongate your neck whilst showing off your amazing décolletage but, not too much of it. A skirt with details cascading down from your hips will not only help create the illusion of a leaner figure but adds shape to your bottom half thus making it appear more proportionate to your top half.

DON’T opt for gowns that use too shiny a fabric like satin or have too much detailing on the top. These features will call attention to your heavier top.


Whatever your figure may be, just as long as you keep to the above simple rules, you’ll find that just as how there is a “Mr Right” for everyone, so too is “The One”.


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