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Shopping for your Silhouette

Rectangle, apple, pear, hourglass…

Women come in all shapes and sizes. As a bride, your goal is to highlight your best features with a wedding dress that works with your specific silhouette.

Dresses that look best on hourglass figures.

Choose a wedding dress that highlights your curves like a mermaid dress.

Crop tops are also flattering on hourglass figures.

And, we love the idea of a wrap-inspired dress for brides with hourglass figures.

Dresses that look best on apple figures.

If you have an apple shape, your goal is to minimize your midsection. Choose a wedding dress that highlights your shoulders with a sheath wedding dress.

A corset and modified A-line skirt combination Separates: Together. Forever. also works nicely to minimize the midsection. The waistband of the skirt hits the smallest part of the torso and flares to minimize the stomach.

Dresses that look best on pear figures.

If your body is pear shaped, you can balance your figure by wearing a wedding dress that accentuates your bust and slims your hips. Wedding dresses with embellished and/or strapless bodices and A-line skirts work best. V-necks, scoop-necks and sweetheart necklines also work great to draw the eye up and away from the middle.

Another fine contender for the pear-shaped bride is dreamy A-line dress.

Dresses that look best on rectangular figures.

If you have a rectangular figure, you’ll want to wear a wedding dress with volume details at the bust and hips. Fitted sheaths also work well with “boyish” shapes. And, wedding dresses with bias cuts and ruching create the illusion of curves. Below are a few of our favorite dresses for women with rectangular figures.

A lace and tulle bridal gown A-line does the trick to create the illusion of an hourglass figure.

An opulent wedding ball gown is perfect for rectangular figures.