The beauty of being a woman is the uniqueness of our bodies! Some of us are long and lean, while some of us are curvy and confident. No matter if you're petite and 5' flat or have the height of a model at 5' 10" - Brilliant Bridal will have the perfect dress for you.
Prior to your appointment at Brilliant Bridal, you'll want to consider and study wedding gowns that compliment your body type. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you find the wedding dress styles that will flatter your body shape and make you feel beautiful on your special day!
And if all of this is just a bit overwhelming, never fear, our bridal stylists are always here to help you find the bridal gown that will help you look and feel like your best you for your wedding day.
Imagine a princess dress with a large, full skirt and a tight bodice.
Best for what body type: Pear shape (weight mainly around thighs and hips) or athletic body types
If a bride has a pear shape body, this type of dress will emphasize a bride’s thin bodice and will float away from the thighs and hips. For athletic body types, a ball gown shape will accentuate the waist and the flare of the skirt will make the bride appear curvier.
Mermaid or Trumpet
A slim and structured silhouette that is curve hugging on the hips and expands either above or below the knees.
Best for what body type: Thin or hourglass body types
This kind of dress really accentuates all of the bride’s curves and maximizes them for a sleek yet sexy look.
Any dress with a neckline that meets a little bit lower in the middle.
Best for what body type: Flattering to most except for very busty woman.
This style is perfect and flattering for any woman who isn't overly busty. We recommend adding straps to a sweetheart neckline for any women who need a little extra support. You don't want to be falling out of your dress on your big day!
These dresses are fitted to the waist then flow to the ground in the shape of an uppercase A.
Best for what body type: Any body type
This style is so flattering on almost any body type, which is why it is so popular. It is a simple silhouette that is perfect for any wedding theme.
In addition to these choices, simple silhouettes are great for tall brides and really let their physique shine through. If you are flat chested, a ruched bodice creates an illusion of curves and helps fill the bride’s upper body. Plus-size brides can consider a-line dresses for maximum coverage, but can also shine in a dress with ruching or can choose to accentuate their curves in a dropped waist or mermaid gown.
Our takeaway tip: Keep an open mind when looking for a dress! Don’t be afraid to try on different styles and looks that may be different from what you originally thought you wanted. You might try on something and absolutely fall in love!
Regardless of what style you choose; we know you will look beautiful!
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