How to Find the Perfect Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

August 16, 2018

As a woman, it is understandable if you have always wanted to look your best by wearing clothes that are comfortable, yet flattering at the same time. Whilst it can be a daunting task to choose the perfect wedding dress given the variety of options available today, finding ‘the best fit’ can also be a magical experience as long as you know how to follow through.

The key is to find a wedding dress that will best suit not only your style and personality but shows off your figure and your best features as well. Here we have compiled some body types and the kinds of wedding dress silhouettes perfect for each:


If your shoulders, bust and hips are roughly the same sizes and you have a waistline that is at least 25% smaller, go for a dress that hugs your body well to emphasise your small waist. A mermaid, corset or dresses with an exaggerated dropped waist are all perfect for this type of body frame.


For a pear-shaped body where your hips are wider compared with your shoulders and/or bust, a ball gown or A-line skirt that flares would be a wise choice.


Your body type is considered an apple-shaped if you have a full waist and slender arms and legs. To draw eyes vertically instead of horizontally, choose a bodice that accentuates a deep V neckline.


If you are gifted with a full-chested frame, picking out the right neckline would be the key to achieve the perfect wedding dress.


To create the illusion of curves if you have a small bust, avoid dresses with sweetheart necklines and look for a ruched bodice or a gown with a plunging neckline instead.

Straight or Athletic

For a straight or an athletic body type, opt for a ball gown or a sheath dress to create the illusion of curves where you don’t have them.


Go for a wedding dress that creates a slimming effect or a gown that will accentuate and show off your curves if you have a plus-sized body type. An Empire dress without pleating can be your perfect choice.


If you are considered petite, go for a simple, fitted dress without too many details to ensure that the fabric won’t overwhelm your small frame.


To emphasise your natural shape if you have a taller frame, look for a dress that will reflect your longer proportions.

If you finally found the perfect wedding dress of your dreams but is still unsure about the venue, The Nottinghamshire can be your top choice. We offer five different wedding packages to choose from, individually designed to match our clients’ specific requirements and need. With also the assistance of our dedicated, experienced wedding planners, The Nottinghamshire ensures that you will have the most remarkable wedding everybody wishes for. Got any questions? Give us a call on 0115 933 3344 and one of our friendly professionals will be delighted to talk to you.

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