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Perfect Wedding Gowns Fitting Cheat Sheet

find ideal wedding gowns for your shape

All brides need their wedding gowns to be a perfect fit on their special days! Enhancing your own comfort and getting amazing pictures are just two good reasons, as you won't look (or feel) your best in an ill-fitting, unflattering wedding dress! Keep reading to find out which gowns are going to fit your shape, and see some suggested styles from your bridal store, OuterInner.com.

Not All wedding Gowns Are Created Equal

The trick to finding your perfect wedding gown is to find one that has a great fit and that is flattering to your body shape. When ordering on line of course taking your measurements is crucial as your gown is made based on these, but certain body shapes will benefit from certain wedding dress styles, and it's these we're going to look at now.

Pear Shaped Brides

A pear will traditionally have a slim upper body with wider hips.

Dramatic Princess Sweetheart Court Train Taffeta Wedding Dress Style Code: 13733 $311Choose: A wedding gown with a skirt that gradually flares out from your waist to the floor, such as an A-line. This will take attention away from your hips and thighs.

Avoid: Very slinky dresses such as sheath, fishtail, and also tiered designs. No one wants to make their hips look bigger than before!

Key Style: Strapless A-line wedding gowns would be perfect for you.

Full-Figured Brides

These brides may also be described as 'plus size' and would usually have a full bust, waist, and bottom. A-line Straps Sweep Train Sleeveless Wedding Gowns Style Code: 05353 $178

Choose: Dresses with scooped necklines, and fabrics like satin or taffeta which provide structure, rather than anything too light and flowy.

Avoid: Don't look for dresses with extra bulk such as pleating, ruching, and fabrics with sheen, as these all serve to make a wedding dress look bigger, bolder, and bulkier. Key Styles: You have plenty of lovely options, such as A-line wedding gowns, those with full skirts (think princess) to balance out your silhouette, and empire waist wedding gowns (which are high and also balance your figure).  

Tall Brides

Tall brides will, of course, be quite willowy and slim as a rule (and tall!). Criss-Cross Trumpet Sweetheart Backless Wedding Dress Style Code: 13779 $257 Choose: Wedding gowns with simple silhouettes. Very slim brides may like a gown which enhances the waistline to give themselves a more feminine outline. Avoid: Too much decoration, as an excess of ruffles, tiers, rosettes, and other items can make your silhouette bulky and unwieldy. Key Styles: Mermaid wedding gowns are a good choice, as are short wedding dresses.    

Apple Shaped Brides

Apples will often have a bigger tummy or waist, being slimmer in other areas than their middles. Beautiful Elegant Exquisite Strapless Wedding Dress In Great Handwork Style Code: 13684 $182 Choose: A wedding dress with a corset top that flares out into an 'A' shape. Lace wedding gowns, and V-neckline wedding gowns are also welcome! This is because these tops will give support and draw the eye from your tummy. Avoid: Mermaid dresses, as these draw attention to the silhouette of a bride's body and may highlight your tummy. Key Styles: Empire, A-line, and ball gown wedding dresses.    

Petite Brides

Petite brides are smaller, and often fairly slim. Halter Sheath Cocktail Length Satin Wedding Dress Style Code: 13719 $159 Choose: High waistlines and a tailored fit are important for your gown. You will want to add to the illusion of height, and avoid anything that makes you 'wider.' Avoid: Puffy, voluminous skirts, as these will swamp you. Tea-length dresses will also make you look shorter, although short skirts will be fine. Key Styles: A-line, Empire, and sheath wedding gowns with simple silhouettes are a good choice.    

Hourglass-Shaped Brides

Ahh, lucky girl, as you have full hips and bust, with a slim waist! Beautiful Organza & Satin & Tulle Ball Gown Sweetheart Basque Waistline Wedding Dress Style Code: 13658 $217 Choose: A-line skirts and dresses with a fancy belt, as this will define your waist even more and complement the shape of a rounder bottom and wider hips. Avoid: Any big decorations at the waistline, as these will serve to hide your defined waist and make your entire silhouette seem over-bulky. Key Styles: Many options will suit you, especially mermaid dresses, bustier tops, fairy-tale style princess wedding gowns, and sheath dresses.  

Your Turn...

Which of these wedding gowns suits you? Do you have any suggestions for specific styles that suit your body shape?
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