How to Find the Most Flattering Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

Wedding Dresses
Wedding Dresses for Different Body Types

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You're marrying the man of your dreams, you've selected the perfect venue, and you're slowly but surely crossing each and every to-do off your list. But as you approach the big one — buying the perfect wedding dress — you'll likely have a long list of the details necessary to call a gown "the one." So how do you make the most of your hour-long bridal appointment? By understanding your body type.

Although you may have always pictured yourself exchanging vows in a fluffy ball gown or curve-hugging trumpet, you'll need to be realistic about what wedding dress silhouette will be most flattering. Trust us, trying on a series of disappointing gowns can quickly derail what is supposed to be one of the most exciting parts about planning your wedding.

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So, before you step foot into a dressing room, figure out which silhouette will highlight your best-loved asset and conceal those less-favorable traits. To help, we went shape by shape — petite, plus-size, busty, lean-and-straight, and hourglass — to explain which looks will likely suit your body best.

Ready to prep for wedding dress shopping? Then find out the perfect silhouette for your body type in the full slideshow!

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