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Which Style Wedding Dress Suits your Body Shape?


Consider a wedding dress that has an A line shaped skirt that falls to the floor. This will camouflage the hips and thighs and emphasise your narrow waist. We suggest choosing a fabric such as taffeta or duchesses satin to ensure they won’t cling to your body. Choosing a dress with spaghetti straps will accentuate your slender upper body.

Paloma Blanca

Large Bust

Consider a wedding gown that incorporates a scooped neckline. This will have the affect of placing emphasis on your face and will display your neck without showing a large amount of cleavage. However, if you have your heart set on a strapless gown, we advise that you look for one with a sweetheart neckline rather than a straight one that would make your bust appear larger. We suggest that you avoid fabrics with a shine such as organza and silk as this will call attention to the chest.

Casablanca Bridal

Plus Size

Consider an empire style wedding dress with a skirt that starts below the bust and gradually widens to the floor. You should avoid choosing a dress that has a seam that begins on the chest. Fabrics that add structure to the dress such as satin are a good choice.

David's Bridal


Consider a plain silhouette that accentuates your body shape. If you are considering wearing full length sleeves, ensure they go slightly past your wrists. If you want to play on your height , column and sheath wedding dresses are a great option. If you want to minimise your propotions, opt for ballerina or ball gown silhouettes with a low waist and full skirt.

Monique Lhuillier

Straight - Lined

Consider a dress that will add va-va-va-voom to your silhouette. A sheath dress with a wispy charmeuse would work well, as would a ball gown that cinches in at your midsection and falls into a full floor-length skirt. This will disguise a lack of hips.

Hayley Paige

Petite Consider a style with a waistline above your natural waist such as a trumpet wedding dress. This will make the lower half of the dress appear longer. We advise that your keep the accessories/detail to a minimum. It’s also a good idea to stay clear or any calf-length dresses at these can make your legs appear short.

Alvina Valenta - Tia Dora We'd love to help you find your perfect wedding dress, so please contact us now to book an appointment.

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