5 Wedding Dress Shapes: The Best Fit For Your Body Shape

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Last Updated on November 15, 2023 by Shopping Kim

Your big day is fast approaching. Excitement and anxiety have been served to you in equal measure but you know it is what you have been waiting for. It is your wedding day we are talking about, and you want everything to be perfect on that day. Talking of perfect, there’s no better place to start than your wedding dress.

While you may delegate other activities and processes as you prepare for your wedding, choosing the best wedding dress for your body type is personal. It is not an easy task with all the many gorgeous gowns and dresses from which to choose. From ball gown to fishtail wedding dresses, you can be lost in the wide variety of options. So where do you start?

First off, the best wedding dress is the one that feels the best. Don’t just follow the trends and end up with a wedding dress that does not fit well. It has to go well with your body type and should highlight the parts of your body you feel are your best. We’ll help you to find this dress by looking at the most common wedding dress designs and their best-fitting body types.

Ball Gown: The Princess Wedding Dress

A full skirt and layers of descending fabric are brought together with a tight bodice to showcase a bell-shaped classic bridal look. It is the most traditional wedding dress design and a perfect choice for a straight body shape. If you have an athletic body frame, a fuller skirt gives the illusion of bigger hips. If you have a small frame, however, the ball gown may feel a little voluminous and overwhelming so you should look at other options.

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A-Line Wedding Dress

The A-Line wedding dress type is cut to resemble letter A and is super-flattering for almost all body types. The dresses have bodices fitted through the waist and the dress extends out downwards. Most brides who choose the A-Line dress love the free-flowing bottom part that allows for easy movement. Find one that fits your size and prepare to enjoy your best wedding dance moves.

The only reason not to go for this loose-fitting dress is if you are looking for a super-sexy wedding dress that hugs your curves from top to bottom.

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Mermaid Wedding Dresses: Perfect for the Hourglass Figure

The mermaid dress is sleek and sexy, fitting on the body from chest to knee and then flaring out from the knee down. You’ve got the curves and want to show them off during your special day. This silhouette will hug every single bit of your curvaceous body. The mermaid, however, is not for you if you don’t want something that feels and looks tight.

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Trumpet/Fit-And-Flare Wedding Dress

The trumpet design lies somewhere between the mermaid and the A-Line. It fits through the body just like the mermaid but flares out mid-thigh. It is for you if you have a petite frame and hourglass figure and really want to highlight your small waist.

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The fit-and-flare wedding dress is still easy to move around with. If you are not interested in flaunting your curves, the trumpet will not flatter you so you may stick with a great ball dress or an A-Line.

Sheath: For the Lean, Athletic Body Types

This narrow column dress flows straight right from the neckline following your body’s natural line to the hem. It is a form-fitting silhouette that doesn’t flare out but flaunts off your natural curves. You are lean, petite, slender and any other type of sexy shape; this wedding dress will fit and feel awesome. If you are pear-shaped or extra curvy, however, the sheath might look a little unbalanced on you.

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Create an impression of a lifetime with the best wedding dress for your body type. Whichever body frame you have – the hour glass, the pear-shaped, apple-shaped, heavy top shape, small bust or slim and straight body type.

Visit Samyra Fashion to view the exclusive selection of gorgeous evening dresses and bridal gowns. Among the most glamorous dresses there are ball gowns and variations of top-class evening and prom dresses. Contact Samyra Fashion and plan a date and visit their showroom in Zurich.