There will be no bigger day where all eyes are on you than your wedding day.  In order to look your best it is important to find the best dress for your body type.  You may love a certain style of dress on the hanger or on someone else, only to find that it does nothing for your figure.  When dress shopping you should be sure to embrace your body and be open to trying different styles and silhouettes.  You can find a great variety of wedding dresses at David’s Bridal that are great for every body type.  Check out the tips below to help you find the best dress for your shape.


If your hips are wider than your shoulders, then you have a pear shape. If you want to downplay your hips you can create balance by bringing attention upward towards your shoulders and face. A-line gowns, ball gowns, and trumpet gowns are great for covering your hips. Halter and one shoulder tops are perfect for bringing the focus to the top half of the dress.


If you have hips and shoulders that are similar in width and a defined waist then you are blessed with what is known as the classic hourglass shape. You can play up your naturally curvy shape with a great sheath gown or other fitted dress.


If your shoulders are wider than your hips, you have an apple shape. In this case you want to draw attention away from your shoulders and down to your bottom half. Voluminous ball gowns are great for this purpose. Combined with a fitted bodice, you’ll look perfectly proportionate.


If your hips, waist, and shoulders are all about the same width then you have what is called a rectangle shape. However, if you choose the right dress you can create the illusion of curves. The shape of a trumpet gown can help give you an hourglass silhouette, or a ball gown with a fitted bodice can create the illusion of a smaller waist.

No matter what your body type there is a dress out there that is perfect for you and your big day. As long as you are comfortable and feel beautiful you will look beautiful!