The best way to find that WOW wedding gown is to go for one that flatters your figure. We all have different figures and would not look the same in a specific dress. First, get to know your figure and then get that killer gown!
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Hour Glass Figure
This is the body shape that has shoulders and the hips about the same width. The body shapes have a defined waist. Such body shape goes well with fitting gowns. An example is the Sheath, A line Ball Gowns, Dropped waist line and the Mermaid. First, learn the Types of Wedding gowns here to understand the names.
The Apple Body Shape
This is a full figured shape from the hips upwards; the legs are on the thin side. This works well with a fitted bodice, found in the Empire and the Ball wedding gowns. A sweetheart or a strapless neckline completes the look by playing an ample bust and giving the waist some definition.
The Pear Figure
A pear shape has a small bust and more weight on the hips and thighs. A gown that complements this look is the Empire, the A line or the Ball Gown. A strapless or halter top with a circular collar complements the bust.
The Rectangle Body Shape
For the athletic ladies, this is the common look. The bust and hips are around the same width, the waist is not very defined. The good thing with this type of body is that they can almost wear it all; from the Sheath, Empire, Mermaid and Ball Gown. The body type has a small to medium bust and slim legs and arms, best complemented with a portrait or strapless neckline.
The Inverted Triangle
This body shape is heavy at the shoulders, large bust and narrow hips. The best way to dress it is to create an illusion of the hourglass, therefore try to balance the upper body with the lower body. Best gown is a free flowing gown like the medium to low necklines; generally gowns that flow from the waist down. Try an A line gown, or ball gown and a strapless or sweetheart neckline.
Wedding Gown Types Worn By Celebrities
Michelle Obama wore a Sweetheart neckline on her wedding day.
Kim Kardashian wore three wedding gowns, yes, three! She wore a princess ball gown in the ceremony, a mermaid gown and later changed into a sheath mermaid too. The mermaid gowns really complemented her curvy figure.
Tia Mowry wore an empire one shoulder wedding gown. This is perfect for her full figure. Notice the empire maid of honour dress worn by her twin, Tamara.
Princess Komuntale is indeed a princess, standing out in this princess ball gown.
Ivanka Trump wore an A Line Ball Gown, perfect for her tall, slim figure.
An Empire one shoulder for pregnant and gorgeous Alicia Keys, she looked like an Egyptian godsess.
Though not a wedding gown, this ball gown worn by Michelle obama sets great trends for brides who are full figured.
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