When you choose your wedding dress it is very important to keep your figure shape in mind. Remember to always draw attention to the smallest part of you body. Avoid horizontal lines on your broader parts and rather use vertical lines as this will make your figure appear longer and narrower.
If You have a Apple-Shaped figure:
Look for a dress that shows of the smallest part of your waist and then flares out into a gradual A shape to balance the lower part of your body with the top. Detail on your bodice will camouflage fullness in the tummy area or example texture―think ruche or lace detailing. Avoid horizontal lines on your bodice as horizontal lines can make you appear wider and shorter. The most slenderizing neckline for you is one with a deep V, which will draw eyes toward the vertical, not the horizontal.
If You have a Pear-Shaped figure:
Look for a skirt that gradually flares out in an A formation from the natural waist to the floor, highlighting the narrowness of the midsection and floating away from the hips and thighs. Focus the attention on the smallest part of your body by adding lace and beading to your bodice. Sturdier fabrics such as duchess satin are especially effective, since it won’t cling. Duchess satin can also be used underneath your lace or chiffon to give a A-line effect. A spaghetti-strap bodice or a V neckline will also showcase a more slender upper body.
If You have large Bust:
Look for a dress that do not draw attention to your bust line and has a scooped neckline. It will open up your face and display your décolletage without showing too much cleavage. If you love the look of strapless gowns, choose one that has a slight dip along the neckline, like a sweetheart, rather than a style that goes straight across (which will make your bust appear even larger). Avoid material that is ruched on the bust area as it will add volume.
If You have Small Bust:
Look for a dress with ruched detail over the bust area . Extra fabric on top will help fill out your upper body and create the illusion of curves. Lightly padded halter styles will also do the trick. The right bra will provide a nice boost, but as many wedding dresses are strapless or backless, your undergarment options may be fairly limited. Instead, try self-adhesive silicone bra cups.
If You have a Plus-Sized figure:
Look for an Empire dress with a skirt that begins just under the bust and flows into a gradual floor-length A-line. Make sure the Empire gives shape to the dress and ends in the smallest part under your bust or your waistline. If the dress is too loose, it will add pounds. Find fabrics like Dutchess Satin that provide structure, rather than anything too flowy. If you love the romantic look of soft fabrics, choose a gown with a stiffer base, then add chiffon, lace or mesh over the base.