The Perfect Dress for Your Body Type

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.

Ball Gown 

Imagine a princess dress with a large, full skirt and a tight bodice. 

David Tutera Ivory/Gold Size 18 Retail Price $1,438 Our Price $1,007 East Valley Location

David Tutera Ivory/Gold Size 18 Retail Price $1,438 Our Price $1,007

East Valley Location

David Tutera 115226 Color: IV BLUSH Size: 6 Retail Price: $1,798 Our Price: $1,259 Denver & Las Vegas Locations

David Tutera 115226 Color: IV BLUSH Size: 6 Retail Price: $1,798 Our Price: $1,259

Denver & Las Vegas Locations

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.

David Tutera 215262 Color: IV TEAROSE Retail Price: $1,348 Our Price: $944 East Valley + Phoenix Locations

David Tutera 215262 Color: IV TEAROSE Retail Price: $1,348 Our Price: $944
East Valley + Phoenix Locations

Mikaella 1807 Ivory, Size 10 MSRP: $1999 BB Price: $1392 Denver Location

Mikaella 1807 Ivory, Size 10 MSRP: $1999 BB Price: $1392

Denver Location

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. 

Scooped/Sweetheart Neckline

Any dress with a neckline that meets a little bit lower in the middle.

David Tutera 215274 Color: IV PK CHAMP Size: 6 Retail Price: $2,023 Our Price: $1,416 East Valley Location

David Tutera 215274 Color: IV PK CHAMP Size: 6 Retail Price: $2,023 Our Price: $1,416

East Valley Location

Sophia Tolli Y11565 Color: IVORY Size: 6  Retail Price: $1,348 Our Price: $944 Las Vegas Location

Sophia Tolli Y11565 Color: IVORY Size: 6  Retail Price: $1,348 Our Price: $944

Las Vegas Location

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! 

A-Line

These dresses are fitted to the waist then flow to the ground in the shape of an uppercase A.

Sophia Tolli Y21520 Color: Ivory Size: 6  Retail Price: $2,023 Our Price: $1,416 East Valley Location

Sophia Tolli Y21520 Color: Ivory Size: 6  Retail Price: $2,023 Our Price: $1,416

East Valley Location

Rosa Clara, Vivaldi Ivory, Size 10 MSRP: $2,450 Our Price: $1,715 Denver Location

Rosa Clara, Vivaldi Ivory, Size 10 MSRP: $2,450 Our Price: $1,715

Denver Location

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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