One of the questions we hear from our brides daily is – “What shape of dress would look good on me?“. With so many different silhouettes out there, it can be quite daunting to find the best shape for you. A good starting point to determining the right shape is to try those different silhouettes on – you may be surprised as to what looks beautiful on you!

We all know the go-to chart for identifying your body shape – are you an apple, are you a pear, are you a triangle (upside down or right side up), or a square? Although these shape associations may ring true for many women, sometimes you may feel you’re a different shape altogether – outside of the chart.

That’s why sometimes it’s better to ask: Which part of your figure do you love the most? Sometimes focusing on an area of your figure that you’d like to highlight is the best way of achieving the bridal look that you will feel (and look) most confident and beautiful in.

Certain dress silhouettes will help showcase and enhance different areas of the body. For example:

For a bride who would like to show off her back, selecting a gown that has a low-cut back is a beautiful silhouette for featuring that aspect.

Designer: Martina Liana

Designer: Martina Liana

 

For a bride who loves her womanly shape, selecting a gown that has a more curve-hugging effect (fit and flare) is stunning.

Designer: Maggie Sottero

Designer: Maggie Sottero

 

For a bride who’s favourite part of their body is a small waist, the ballgown shape is wonderful at showcasing (and sometimes even creating) this feature.

Designer: Essense of Australia

Designer: Essense of Australia

 

A bride who has a slim silhouette can further showcase this feature by choosing dresses with dramatic lines – either to create the look of curves (a dramatic mermaid shape), or to feature straight lines (a sheath shape).

Designer: Amsale Nouvelle

Designer: Amsale Nouvelle

 

Designer: Amsale Nouvelle

Designer: Amsale Nouvelle

 

No matter what your shape is (whether you’re comparing yourself to a fruit or a geometric shape), it’s important to remember that although you may or may not fit into a chart on paper, it’s always best to try the different silhouettes on and focus on what you’d like to feature. It’s the confidence and poise that a bride showcases that makes a wedding dress look beautiful!

With Love, XO.

 

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