Body Shape to Determine the Right Wedding Gown

Today we are going to talk about body shapes of Brides with which generally, there are 6 different types of body shapes. Many Brides mistakenly determines their body shape by the size of their body. Remember Brides! Your size does not determine your body shape. Whatever size you may be, understanding your body shape will enable you to fine tune the choice of wedding gown styles that will complement you best.

Below, we have appended a photo of the 6 different body shapes to ease our readers:

Body Shape of Brides

And each of the 6 different types of body shapes  are outline below:

1. Neat Hourglass

Your bust is well defined and you have soft curves to your hips, bottom and tummy. You generally have little difficulty in getting clothes to fit, so most wedding gown styles will suit you as long as your proportions are balanced.

2. Full Hourglass

You have a full bust, a well-defined waist, full hips and possibly a curvy bottom. If you get a good fit on the hips, you will often find the waist of skirts and trousers is too large. Close-fitting designs are your best bet.

3. Triangle

Your bust may be minimal or full, and your shoulders probably narrow and sloping. You will have difficulty finding a shift dress that fits properly. A wedding gown with a full skirt will work well, as will separates.

4. Inverted Triangle

You may have a minimal or defined waist. Dress that show off your shoulders are great for your shape. Straight-line wedding gown styles work well on you, but avoid frills and flounces. You have the perfect shape to add details to your hips and bottom, if you wish.

5. Column

Your appearance is lean and long as you have a minimal bust, just a little shaping around your waist, and flat hips and bottom. You need to consider a wedding gown that really enhances your body shape. A boned bodice and a fuller skirt will work well for you.

6. Rectangle

You may be full or flat chested and your ribcage seems to go straight down to your waist. Your hips and bottom are flat, and you may carry a little weight around your middle. Straight styles are best for you, so look for a wedding gown that gives the illusion of a waist.

Sometimes Brides may find that they fall between two different body shapes. At such situation, make sure that you take into account your scale (petite, average, grand) and proportions (high waisted, low waisted) as this will affect the suitability of various designs when choosing your dream wedding gown. 

If you are now sourcing for your wedding gown rental shop, why not talk to our in-store experts to assist you in your wedding gown selection process? With over 500 designs to choose from, Cupido Gowns is always the preferred vendor for Brides choosing their wedding gown. Do check our unique collections of wedding gowns here via this link:


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