The Perfect Wedding Dress For Every Body Type

Every Body Type is beautiful

Bodies come in all different types and sizes. That’s part of what makes each of us unique.

It’s important to know that there isn’t an “average” or “typical” body.

Some of us are curvier, some of us have narrower hips or broader shoulders — we’re all a little bit different.

A study reported that descriptions of female bodies have historically been described in categories based on shapes, such as triangle, rectangle, diamond, oval, and hourglass.

Some of the most common general categories include:

  • straight (rectangle)
  • triangle (pear)
  • apple
  • hourglass
  • inverted triangle (cone)

You are what you wear; and what you wear depends on your body shape as well. On your wedding day you need to look flawless, so knowing your body shape will help you know what to wear that suits your body shape. What looks good on you might not look good on someone else.

What are these different body types?

The Straight Body Type (Rectangle)

If your waist measurements are about the same as your hip or bust, and your shoulders and hips are about the same width, you have a straight body type. This body shape is popularly known as the supermodel body. This type is also been called rectangular or ruler body. Since it does not have a well-defined waistline, the body tends to look straight.

Wedding Gowns for this Body Type

  • Wear a tube wedding dress it will highlight your features. This will also help you create that slim and sexy look.

The Pear Body Type (Triangle)

The Pear or Triangle body shape has large hips and tiny bust. Your body has a very well-defined shape and shows off those curves well. With this shape, your shoulders and bust are narrower than your hips. You probably have slim arms and a fairly defined waist. Your waist most likely slopes out to your hips.

Wedding Gowns for this Body Type

  • Wear a scoop-neck wedding dress (this will make your shoulders look wider) especially a mermaid dress. As a pear-shaped lady, you may not want to wear a ball gown but a dress that will highlight your assets.
  • Also wear a boat necked wedding dress also to highlight your features.

The Apple Body Type (The inverted triangle shape)

An apple body shaped lady has larger bust than the hip section, undefined waist, round shoulders, smaller hip, and slimmer legs and arms. You also tend to put on weight first in the upper body section than the rest of your body.

Wedding Gowns for this Body Type

  • Wear a wedding dress with V neck matched below with a ball gown with tail.
  • Also wear a wedding dress with scoop neck and an A line dress either with long sleeves or no sleeves.

The Hourglass Body Shape

The Hourglass body shape has hips and bust that are nearly equal in size and you have a well-defined waist that’s narrower than both. Your buttocks and bust lines are very well balanced and the waist is also well defined. Your buttocks are round naturally and your body is in proportion throughout. You have slightly rounded shoulders that align perfectly with your shapely buttocks, and your legs are in proportion with your upper body.

Wedding Gowns for this Body Type

Accentuate your waist and wear a wedding gown that shows off your curves. The hourglass shape can almost not go wrong in any wedding gown but you should avoid wearing gaudy, ill-fitting clothes that are loose around your body.

The Oval Shaped Body Shape

As an oval shaped lady, your bust will be larger than the rest of your body. The hips will be narrow and the midsection shall look full. Women with these body shapes tend to gain weight in their stomach before anywhere else. The waist is not very well-defined and ends up being the widest section of the body. The buttocks are flat and legs are slender. 

Wedding Gowns for this Body Type

Wear a Square, V shaped or U-shaped neckline wedding gown that is a ball gown.

The Diamond Body Shape

A diamond shaped body, has hips that are broad and your bust will be narrow and in alignment with the shoulders. Your midsection looks full like the oval shaped body. You tend to gain weight around the stomach and your waist isn’t well-defined. You have a little more weight in the upper legs. Your arms are also slender and well-shaped.

Wedding Gowns Tor This Body Type

The key to dressing well for this shape would be to create a wonderful balance with your bust. This will make the waist look lovely. Wear a ball wedding gown with lacy sleeves which can be either long or short.

Top Hourglass Body Shape

The Top Hourglass body shape is quite similar to the hour glass shape and also looks wonderful. Your waist is the most gorgeous section of your body. You should definitely make an attempt to highlight them. Your shoulders will be a little round and the buttocks tend to be bigger than your hips. You will have a proportionate body and well-shaped legs.

Wedding Gowns For This Body Type

  • Wear a wedding gown with a narrow V shaped Neckline along with a mermaid gown or a trumpet shaped gown.

Broad Shouldered Hourglass shape (Broad shouldered pear)

This shape is similar to both the hour glass shape and the inverted triangle shape in that unlike the inverted triangle that has narrow hips this shape has hips and buttocks but wide shoulders.

Wedding Gowns for this Body Type

  • Wear a deep V neck wedding gown with either a mermaid gown or a ball gown with or without sleeves also try the tube gown.
  • Also wear an A line gown with see through sleeves.

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