Bridal Gown Shopping Guide for Curvy Brides 

WHETHER YOU’RE AN APPLE, A PEAR OR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN, there is a just right dress for you out there. Being a full-figured bride shouldn’t put a damper on your bridal gown search or make you apprehensive about dress shopping. Designers are catering to curvy figures now more than ever, and a great source in N.J. is Maplewood Bridal. So whether you want to flaunt your curves, shape your silhouette or show off your best assets, here is our curvy girl’s guide to gown shopping!—

1 Busty Brides Full skirts with a fitted waist are great for balancing out a large bust. Opt for a halter style or illusion neckline to keep the girls in place. Avoid a low back and strapless gowns—busty brides need full support. 2 Thick Waist A fitted-waist gown with a full bottom creates a natural waistline and is a great option for an apple shape. A gown that is fitted below the hip with a fit-and-flare style is also a great way to add some structure to your midsection. 3 Hips & Booty If you’re smaller up top but you’ve got lots of hip action and a robust booty, a high-waisted gown with a flowy skirt will minimize your hips, tummy and rear. Also opt for a sleek and sexy neckline to draw attention away from your bottom half. 4 Hourglass If you’re curvy all over, choose a fitted gown with a flared or trumpet-style skirt and a cinched natural waist that will showcase your shape. Flowy styles, ballgowns or highwasted gowns will make you look larger than you are.

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