When it comes to buying a wedding dress, brides should look for two things: fit and style. Different body types require different design considerations. For example, a petite bride will want a gown with a natural waist, as opposed to a drop waist, to make her legs look longer. Meanwhile, a plus-size bride will love how a fit-and-flare gown makes her waist look teeny-tiny. Brides with hourglass shapes should consider a gown with a belt and an A-line silhouette since it shrinks the hips. The softly-draped, retro-inspired dress by BHLDN pictured above would be perfect for curvier girls since it flatters the body in all the right places thanks to the waist-cinching sash.
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