Flattering Wedding Dresses for Your Body Shape
If you really want to look your best on your wedding day you have to go out and find
the dress that best fits you- not the shop mannequin. Embrace your womanly figure
and match your ‘shape’ with one of the five classic female silhouettes- pear, cone,
hourglass, column and apple. With this you can move forward with confidence as you
search for the perfect, most flattering wedding dress for you and your curves.
Those who are pear-shaped (also referred to as ‘triangle-shaped’) find that they are
widest through their hips, thighs and derriere, while their shoulders seem narrow in
comparison to their bottom halves. Their waists are smaller than their hips but not
significantly smaller than their ribs and busts. Jennifer Lopez, for example, is a
celebrity with a model pear figure.
If you are a bride with a pear shape, you’ll likely want to make a choice in a wedding
dress that will emphasize your small waist while attempting to balance your hips with
your shoulders. A gown with a strapless sweetheart or a V-neckline with wide straps,
cap sleeves or lace jacket is a great start. The wedding dress should draw attention
to the bride’s narrowest area through fit or detail at the natural or empire waist. A
simple, clean A-line skirt finishes the look for a triangle figure of this nature. This is
not only a classic wedding look, but exceptionally flattering for a pear-shaped bride.
A bride who has a cone-shaped figure (sometimes also called a ‘heart-shaped figure’
or an ‘inverted triangle figure’) will notice that her shoulders are broader than her
hips and that her waist isn’t particularly defined. Her generous bust, however, is her
figure’s claim to fame. Some refer to this body type as being ‘top-heavy’. One
actress of many who has a cone body type is Renee Zellwegger.
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