A Brides Guide to Wedding Dresses

Updated: Nov 27, 2018

Choosing a wedding dress is a completely new experience. Here is a handy guide to finding the right dress!

How to identify your body type

A lot of different things should be considered when shopping for The Dress. Season, type of venue, theme, and style are all important, but the most important thing is your figure.


This body shape has narrow shoulders and hips that are wider. The goal is to hide the hip area and draw attention instead to the face.


In this shape, the shoulders are wider than the hips and sometimes the bust is also large. Therefore, the aim is to try to minimize the upper torso and create more curves and volume around the hips in order to bring more proportion.


In this body shape, the torso is small and waist not so defined. The bust and buttocks also tend to be small. The most important thing to remember when dressing this shape is to create curves with the dress and accessories.


The hourglass shape has shoulder width in the same proportion to hips and a defined waist. Brides with this shape can wear most styles. Make the most this shape by emphasizing the waist and suggest figure hugging clothes. Lingerie is important for this body shape to create smooth curves. The styles of the 40's, 50's, and 60's are ideal for this body shape. Avoid dresses that make your hips look wider.


The diamond body shape is characterized by being rounded in the central area, particularly the stomach region. The goal when dressing this shape is to hide the tummy and create a more slender, streamlined outline using the correct clothes and accessories.

How to pick a dress for your shape


The top is a tight fitting bodice which joins a spectacular, full skirt. It is highly recommended for women with a defined waist and wide hips, as it disguises the area of the hips and legs. It also looks well on women with broad shoulders but is not recommended for petite figures as it has the effect of shortening the figure. This style works best for Triangle, Inverted Triangle, Rectangle, and Hourglass.


You can dress up a slim silhouette with dazzling embellishments or keep it minimalist chic. The cut follows your body's natural shape and a sleek design lends an effortless and modern air. Long, straight lines have a lengthening effect This style works best for Rectangle and Hourglass.


The empire style of dress is also very flattering for different figures and body shapes. It has an elegant Roman feel and is characterized by the seam just below the bust. From the waist down the skirt falls limply and is very graceful. It’s a good choice if the bride is pregnant. This style works best for Triangle, Inverted Triangle, Rectangle, Hourglass, and Diamond.


A figure hugging dress is a good choice to accentuate a curvy figure, since it follows the body contours. These dresses are usually fitted to the knee and then open out and widen. This style is not recommended for women of small stature. This style works best for Triangle, Rectangle, and Hourglass.


With its subtle and balanced lines, this classic silhouette flatters every bride.

A fitted bodice highlights your narrowest point. The skirt flares out gradually in the shape of an A. Structured or flowy, it's always easy to wear. This style works best for Triangle, Inverted Triangle, Rectangle, Hourglass, and Diamond.

Regardless of what style you choose, be sure you are making the choice for you!

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