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We all dream to tie-the knot in style. And with that dream comes the worry of choosing the perfect wedding dress for you. You will have to shop at several places, have several appointments for fitting and do many alterations if your gown does not turn out to be what you had in mind. But one way to keep this simple is choosing a gown that fits your body type. Take a look the following tips to see what style fits you the best.

Pear-Shape Body

A person with a pear shaped body has narrow waist and shoulders with wide hips and thighs. The best style to choose therefore is a gown with a high neckline or a wide neckline/ this is because drawing attention to your shoulders will emphasize your slender upper body. An A-Line gown is the best if you want to keep the attention away from your thighs and hips. A gown with wider straps or a fuller skirt and balance your figure, emphasizing your waist and give it an hourglass shape.

Hourglass Shaped Figure

Hourglass shape means you have the bust and hip in the same measurements and a smaller waist. Choosing a gown that compliments your curves will make sure you look stunning on your big day. Some of the best choices for you are trumpet gown or a mermaid gown. One of the problems you will face when choosing the perfect style is finding clothes that will fit properly on your waist. In such instances you can opt for custom wedding dresses that will look perfect on you.

Petite Shape

In fashion, petite is the term for those who are 5’3 or under in height. If you want to look taller on your day, try an empire waist gown with a fitted bodice. Another style you can try is the A-line gown. They have a narrow waist and flare at the hips giving you more height. A-Line is also the perfect style to emphasize your waist and bust. A dress with a V-neck can create a taller look as well because it will make your torso look longer. If you want to try out a new look, opt for shorter frocks, with a trail or pencil skirt frocks without a flair.

Plus-size Body Type

One of the best options for plus-size brides is gown with a dropped waist. It can show off your curves perfectly and accentuate your hips. A mermaid gown or a fishtail gown are two options you can choose from. The emphasis on your hips and curves can help you to achieve an hourglass silhouette. When it comes to neckline try out strapless or cap-sleeves. The A-line gown is also another style you can go for as A-line is a style that fits most body shapes.

Knowing the type of body-shape you have and the kind of styles that match it will help you to choose the perfect gown for your special day. Keep these tips in mind when you are shopping for dresses and you will not go wrong


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