How To Find The Right Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

You expect your wedding day to be one of the most magical days of your life. One of the most important aspects of that day is your wedding dress. The average cost of a wedding dress runs around $1189. The fact that many brides spend over $1000 on one dress that is only going to be worn once indicates that it is important that the dress be flattering, fit properly, and make the bride stand out. With so many different varieties, styles, and brands to choose from, it can be difficult selecting the perfect wedding dress.

Your body type has a lot to do with how a dress will look on you. It is important that you dress for your body type so that you feel beautiful on your big day. 


If your body style is very curvy, most likely you have a well defined waist. When it comes to finding the right type of wedding dress for this body style, you want something that will be flattering for your hips. If you are looking to show off your curves, you can opt for a mermaid style dress that fits tightly throughout the body and flows out at the bottom.

The trumpet style dress is similar to the mermaid style and looks great on those with some curves. If you want something a bit looser, you can choose a ballgown type dress. This dress looks great on most women as long as you aren't too petite. A ball gown dress can be overwhelming for shorter women. 

Heavier on Top

If you seem to be heavier on the top with a small waist, then you may want to draw the attention downward. This can be done by wearing a short wedding dress. It allows you to show off your waist and legs instead of having all the attention on your bust. If you prefer the traditional long gown, you can choose from the ball gown type or the trumpet type. With a dress that flares out towards the bottom, it helps create more symmetry with the heavier top. 

Box Figure

If you feel like you have more of a boyish figure with the width of your top being about the same as your hips, you want to find something that will make you look a little curvier. An A line wedding dress or empire waist wedding dress is great for this type of body. The dress helps add curves when none are present so you feel more girly. (For more information, contact Bridal Extraordinaire)