Selecting a Wedding Dress or Bridal Gown For Your Body Type

Selecting a wedding dress or bridal gown for one of the biggest days of your life, your wedding day will be one of the most important decisions you will have to make, so it is imperative that you make the right decision.

It can be daunting, challenging and stressful, but once you decide and get it right, you will be able to walk down the aisle in the wedding dress of your dreams.

One of the most important things to remember is that not every body shape will suit every wedding dress and not every wedding dress will suit every figure. So, as well as choosing the right bridal gown for your shape, remember to choose something you feel comfortable and confident in.

If you want to know how you can flatter your body shape then read on as we have some body shapes and wedding dress or bridal gown examples for you to consider:

Column wedding dresses and bridal gowns

Stylish and sassy, this wedding dress shape is shaped like a column as suggested by the name. Going straight down, it is extremely flexible and can be worn by any bride of any body shape. Some nice accessories can add a little spice if needed.

Ball Gown wedding dresses and bridal gowns

This dress shape flares out at the waist and is arguably the most recognisable wedding dress shape. It has a natural waist line and has a full, long skirt which can make the bride appear curvier and make the bust appear larger.

A-Line wedding dresses and bridal gowns

The classic, simple elegant A-line dress shape can suit any body shape and as the name suggests, it is shaped like an A. The dress shape flares out from the body and has a fitted bodice which can be quite stiff. It’s good for hiding large bums and wide hips; it’s a good shape for you if you are pear shaped.

One word of note, A-line dresses can make you look shorter if you aren’t very tall or flat chested if you choose the wrong top half.

Empire wedding dresses and bridal gowns

This dress shape is romantic and can be gathered or fitted. It usually sits just under the chest line so it can easily be used as a maternity wedding dress and is great for improving the appearance of your cleavage.

Mermaid wedding dresses and bridal gowns

The mermaid dress is elegant and graceful – it flares out around the bottom of the dress but is body fitting before this point. It is great for all sized brides.

You can find any shaped cheap wedding dress if you search and keep your eyes peeled.