Wedding Dresses Part 2: dress for your shape

Yay! The fun part of wedding planning has arrived! Most girls have paged through wedding magazines and trolled Pinterest, secretly saving photos of their DREAM DRESS. So, picking out a wedding dress is a pretty big deal.

As with regular clothes shopping, it is important to keep your body shape in mind when picking out a dress. Seeing something beautiful on the runway doesn’t necessarily mean that it will suit you.

Hour glass – your shoulders and hips are in line and you have a nipped-in waist

kim k

Buy a wedding dress that accentuates your tiny waist. Try a bias-cut or a mermaid cut dress.

hour glass 1 hour glass 2

 

Inverted triangle – your shoulders are wider than your hips

jennifer garner

Add width to your hips by wearing a dress or skirt that is gathered. Try a dress with a nipped-in waist and detail on the bottom half. Avoid halter straps and spaghetti straps.

triangle 1 triangle 2

 

Boyish figure – your shoulders and hips are in line and your waist is undefined

cameron diaz

Add volume to your hips and shoulders with an A-line skirt and a gathered waist. These slim figures are perfect for sleek dresses which don’t leave room for hiding imperfections.

boyish 1 boyish 2

 

Pear-shaped – your shoulders are narrower than your hips

zooey deschanel

To draw attention away from your shoulders and to balance them out with your hips, wear a high waisted A-line dress. Avoid halter straps, spaghetti straps or any shape that will enhance your shoulders.

pear 1 pear 2

 

Apple-shaped – you have a rounder tummy and hips

drew barrymore

To hide your tummy, emphasize your bust by wearing a dress that flares underneath the bust. Try empire lines and avoid column or basque shaped dresses.

apple 1 apple 2

 

Part 1 of the Wedding Dresses series: Celebrity Wedding Dresses

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