What Wedding Dress to Wear for Your Body Type

All about those curves? Or perfectly petite? Whatever your shape or size, find the ideal wedding dress for you…

Found the one? The wedding dress, we mean… Dress shopping is one of the best things about wedding prep, but the sheer amount of gorgeous gowns out there is enough to leave even the most decisive bride overwhelmed. So, if you’re still umm-ing and ahh-ing over your wedding dress, place your trust with us in finding that oh-so-perfect gown! Whether you’re curvy, petite or anything else in-between, read on our helpful guide on the wedding dress to wear for your body type:

Best for… Petite Brides

Bridal Strapless Dress – coming soon 

The dress doesn’t have to be big to make a big impact. If you’re on the shorter side, it’s best to keep it minimal with your dress shape. Think strapless and opt for a sheath style skirt, as this will add length without overwhelming your frame with excess fabric. Or alternatively, why not go shorter? Fit-and-flare dresses are a great alternative to longer gowns. And it’ll give you the chance to show off those wedding heels – just as important as the dress in our book!

Best for… Apple-shaped Brides

Bridal Embellished Dress – coming soon

Bigger bust, smaller hips? Completely covering up top will make a bust look even bigger, therefore embrace a little skin! Swooping in and helping drawing the eye up, a flattering v-neck neckline instead brings attention to your gorgeous collarbones. On the bottom half, a flowing skirt will not only live out your (not-so!) secret Disney princess fantasy, but balance out your proportions to perfection.

Best for… Athletic-shaped Brides

Bridal Sequin Cape Sleeve Dress – coming soon

Embrace your athletic figure with a more contemporary wedding dress. Why not go a la Meghan Markle with a halterneck and show off those toned arms? A drop-waist gown will also work wonderfully with a slimmer figure. Think modern chic with a no-frills design or get inspired by its vintage silhouette and choose ’20s flapper-worthy embellishment. The added texture around the bust and hips will also help to enhance your curves.

Best for… Hourglass Brides

Bridal Lace Bardot Dress – coming soon

If you’re a hourglass, make sure you go for a dress that shows off your curves in all their glory. Dramatic styles like trumpets or fishtails are no problem to pull off for well-proportioned figures, but if you want something more low-key, a sheath dress with a nipped-in waist is a chic and contemporary option. Further detailing at the waist, such as a belt, is also great to highlight your curvier shape.

Best for… Pear-shaped Brides

Bridal Wrap Dress – coming soon

One of the most common body types, there’s plenty of stylish tricks to balance out a pear-shaped frame. Showcase your top half with a wrap-over style, as this classic neckline will give a touch of volume to the bust. A-line silhouettes are also a flattering option to gently skim over the hips and bum. Don’t forget about the accessories too! A necklace or headband will elegantly draw the attention upwards.

Best for… Tall Brides

White Ruffle Jumpsuit – coming soon

For those lucky longer-legged brides among you, make the aisle your runway with a fashion-forward jumpsuit… While it’s an unconventional choice, an all-in-one is perfect if you want to make a statement on the big day. A wide-leg trouser is guaranteed to beautifully embrace your height to no end. Need even more fashion kudos? Think on-trend ruffle details to make your wedding photos look incredible.

Still searching for the dream wedding dress? From petite to plus-size wedding dresses, discover our bridal collection for a range of wedding dresses to impress on your big day.


Emma Leyland

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