Wedding Dress Body Types

The best wedding dress – according to magazines, fashion critiques, and even your friends – may not be the best dress for you.

This is because women have unique body shapes and different types of dresses are more or less flattering for each body type. When picking out a dress for your big day, it is important to understand which dress styles will help your natural beauty shine and best match your wedding dress body type.

Hourglass Body Type

Hourglass Body Shape

If your hips and shoulders are nearly the same size, and wider than your waist, you have the hourglass body shape. In the dress world, this is one of the most coveted body types because so many dress designs are flattering. To accentuate your curves, you can choose a mermaid dress that flares in all the right places. Another option is to take advantage of your already well-defined waistline with a ball gown style dress that has a billowing, full skirt, slim bodice, and daring neckline.

Rectangle Body Type

Rectangle Body Shape

When your shoulders, waist, and hips are fairly in line with each other, you have what is known as a rectangle body shape. It is possible, with the right dress, to create the illusion that you have a curvy, hourglass figure by wearing an A-line dress that comes in at the waist and adds volume at the bust and hips. A slim-fitting sheath dress can also create a flattering and classic silhouette.

Triangle Body Type

Triangle Body Shape

If your hips are wider than your shoulders, this is the triangle body shape, sometimes referred to as a pear shape. The best wedding dress for you will likely be one that embraces the shape of your body, accentuating your petite upper body and curvy hips. The dress types that do this well include A-line, empire waist, and ball-gown style dresses. Instead of choosing a dresses that fits tightly on your waist and hips, choose something that flares and flows out elegantly from the waist.

Inverted Triangle Body Type

Inverted Triangle Body Shape

If your shoulders and bust are larger than your waist and hips, this is the inverted triangle body shape. The goal with your dress will be to bring balance to the bottom half of your body. You can do this by choosing a shirt with a lot of volume or by going a little daring and choosing a short wedding dress or a high-low cut that allows you to show off your legs.


Wedding Dress Body Types & Dress Styles

Where to Look for the Best Wedding Dress

Now that you understand your body shape and how to dress for it, you can begin your search for the best wedding dress for your unique body shape. For a modern and sophisticated take on a wedding dress, you cannot go wrong with Calla blanche dresses. Take a look at our vast inventory to find plenty of options suitable for your body type and use our store locator or contact us to find out how you can get your perfect dress in time for your special day.

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Take a look at our vast inventory to find plenty of options suitable for your body type and use our store locator or contact us to find out how you can get your perfect dress in time for your special day.

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