How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress for Your Body Shape and Style

When seeking to choose the perfect wedding dress style, don’t forget to consider your personality! Sure, it’s got to be absolutely gorgeous, flatter your figure and be appropriate to your venue, but rocking a dress that you feel like YOU in will help you to shine on your big day. After all, if you’re the kind of bride who’s going to be carving up the dance floor all night long, then a mermaid dress just won’t work, no matter how good it looks!

Read on to learn all you need to know about how to choose the perfect wedding dress for your style and personality so you can wear white with confidence!

What’s Your Wedding Dress Personality?

Before you start shopping to choose your perfect wedding dress, take a minute to think about what your everyday clothing style is and ask yourself these quick questions:

  • What type of clothes make you feel the most confident, feminine, sexy and the most like YOU?
  • What do you and your fiancé love about your body? What you try to hide?
  • Are you more concerned about style or comfort on your wedding day?

If you need a hand with this, be sure to check out our INFOGRAPHIC and take the ‘What Wedding Dress Suits my Body Shape?’ quiz below.

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Wedding Dress Silhouettes


The empire wedding dress is simple, stylish and classic with a high waist design that fits to your upper torso, dropping to a soft, flowing skirt. They’re a great dress choice for something that’s both flattering and comfortable and lets you dance until your heart’s content! It’s also a great way to elongate your figure and allows you to hide everything below your waist.

2. Empire Dress Outcome Bec


A-line wedding dresses create a classic, unbroken silhouette with a fitted bodice and a skirt that gently flares down to the ground. They’re perfect for showing off the bust and small waists but also pull in and slim the stomach area for a secure and comfortable fit. Try a knee length a-line dress for a fun and playful wedding look or keep it traditional with a lace or tulle floor length option.

3. A-line wedding dress outcome Sal

Mermaid and Trumpet

For a bold bride who feels comfortable in her own skin, a mermaid or trumpet wedding dress is the perfect option to show off that feminine figure! Mixing sexy with sophisticated, these styles hug the body all the way down to the mid-thigh (trumpet) or knee (mermaid). Try lace for a boho look or silk for a chic and elegant style.

4. Mermaid Wedding Dress outcome Rach

Ball Gown

If you’ve been planning your wedding day since you were five and you totally want feel like a princess for a day, then a ball gown dress is definitely the way to go! Every bride to be should try one of these on at least once. The breathtaking, fairy-tale shape of this gown make it classic, timeless and forgiving, for an extra special feeling on your extra special day!

1. Ball Gown Wedding Dress outcome Hayley


If simple and chic is your go-to look, try a sheath or column wedding dress style. With a long, slim silhouette that follows your natural body line, this dress is the ultimate in classy and elegant wedding looks! The form fitting shape is perfect for body-confident brides who want to accentuate their figures. Add lace and embellishments for a perfect vintage look!
 5. Sheath wedding dress outcome Elise

Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

Once you’ve found your wedding dress style, have fun with the shopping! Small differences in the dress’s shape and fabric can make a big difference to the overall fit so try on as many different gowns as you can.

At the end of the day, your perfect dress is the one that makes you feel like the millions of dollars that you’re always worth, choose the perfect wedding dress that shows your fiancé the real you and enjoy feeling confident!

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