What Type of Wedding Dress Fits My Body?
What Type of Wedding Dress Fits My Body?

There are so many different types of wedding dresses on the market. It is no wonder that it may get a bit overwhelming. Not every style of dress was made to fit every body type. Some body types look better in different types of dresses. To help narrow the search down let’s take a look at what would be best for your body type.

Before you can move on to what type of wedding dresses you should wear it is important to understand what the different body types are. There are six different body types. Be realistic with yourself and determine what your body type is. This will help you find a wedding dress that will flatter you for exactly who you are.

Fleur de Lys Bridal, a bridal shop in Essex, points out that it will always be much more comfortable to you to wear a wedding dress that is made for your body type. This is true of any kind of dress. Do note that size and body type are two different things for the most part. However, size does help determine if you are a petite body type or not.

Apple Body Type

An apple body type is where you carry your weight through the middle of your body. Most of the time a person with an apple body type will have slimmer legs while the waistline is not well defined. An A-line wedding dress would be best for an apple body type. An empire waist line can add some style to the dress. Maybe even trying a dress that comes up along the legs to show off your legs. V-necks are highly recommended with the apple body type.

Slender Body Type

If you have a slim figure throughout your entire body, then you can bet that you have a slender body type. You are more than likely to have a tall figure. Anything with a belted waist will usually draw attention to your slender frame wile adding some curve. Something with a thin strap will show off your slim shoulders. For wedding dresses, an off the shoulder would be very classy along with a high split.

Pear-Shaped Body Type

A pear shape body type is exactly what it sounds like. Hips are often more predominant than the upper body. The waistline is very well defined with a pear shape. A dress that shows off the waistline and adds volume to the bust will be a perfect wedding dress. A dress with a high neck and open back is something to consider. Look for dresses that accentuate the waistline.

Busty Body Type

A busty body type is when the bust is large, and the hips are narrower. The tip in shopping for a busty body type is to add balance. A high neck style dress is what typically makes a more balanced appearance for bust types. However, a sleeveless dress can hold up the high neck is what creates the more balanced style. Flowing gowns that are longer with a high split will draw attention to the legs.

You can check out more information on dresses for busty body types at The Knot.

Petite Body Type

A petite body type is when you are taller than 5 feet 3 inches. Your frame is typically smaller than all other body types. A lot of times people will say that you are short or smaller. This is because you have a beautiful petite body type. A form fitting dress will accentuate a petite figure well. A split will add length to your body type with some heels. High to low dresses are very stylish. The less fabric the better so as to not overwhelm your figure.

Hourglass Figure

This figure is when you have a very well-defined waist with thick hips and a busty top. The hips and the bust will be about the same size. Natural waistline dresses are best for the hourglass figure. A V-neck line or even an open neckline will be great for this body type. Even flowing gowns look great.

You can find more information on dresses for the hourglass figure at Brides.com.


Hopefully this gives a better understanding of the different body types and which dresses would be best for you on the big wedding day. If you are interested in learning more, you can check out this YouTube video. Now all you have to do is find the perfect wedding dress in your size!