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Whether you've spent the past year getting your body into top shape for the big day or you're about to embark on the grueling fitness journey otherwise known as the wedding workout, now is not the time to let your efforts go unnoticed. Have killer biceps? Rock-hard abs? Legs for miles? Find a wedding dress that shows off your best asset. The trick is to pick a design that frames what you want to accentuate. Don't know where to start? Not to worry! We've rounded up styles to show off all that hard work.
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When it comes to showing off those shoulders, it's all about the neckline. While a strapless gown draws the eye to the upper body, it's the off-the-shoulder dress that really frames a striking collarbone and strong shoulders. Monique Lhuillier's off-white Aubrey dress gracefully highlights just that, defining the top upper half.
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From spaghetti straps to strapless, there are a plethora of options to choose from to rock those biceps. But when it comes down to it, the halter style is your best friend. The angled cut and coverage of your décolletage helps accentuate and keep the eyes on toned arms. This high-neck satin gown, part of David's Bridal's White by Vera Wang collection, is chic and minimalist, allowing for no distractions from those muscles.
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While a sweetheart neckline is a good choice here, a deep V-neck is the best way to go; after all, if you're going to show off your bust, you should do it right! The plunging V in this Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige ball gown does the trick, especially when coupled with a simple tulle skirt and beaded embroidered bodice, both of which keep the attention up top.
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Looking to flaunt those abs of steel? Break with tradition in an unconventional wedding ensemble. Yes, we're talking crop tops! A two-piece dress consisting of a skirt and crop top, like Tara LaTour's Linden set, is ideal. Despite its modern take, this dress still features conventional elements, such as a sweeping train, providing the perfect balance between classic and modern.
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While you might naturally gravitate to a shorter dress to show off those stems of yours, a high-low hemline beautifully accentuates a pair of shapely legs. Besides, short in the front and long in the back gives you the best of both worlds. Just take a look at Whitney Port's wedding dress, or Delphine Manivet's simple but elegant Florent dress.
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When it comes to showing off your back end, consider a dress with a scooped back that dips all the way down, delicately framing the top of your butt, or a fit and flare silhouette. The latter is your best bet, as it adds definition underneath and really makes the booty more pronounced. For the same reason, also consider a dress with a delicate bustle, such as Alon Livné's stunning Dorian with embroidered lace. Either way, you'll want to find a gown that hugs all the right spots.
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Flatter a strong and sexy back with a backless or plunging back dress. It will make a major statement as you walk down the aisle. Stick to a more modest or simple front to prevent your dress from being too sexy or revealing. This Chantilly lace Santorini by Katie May achieves just the right balance, with an open back, subtle ruched details, and sheer draped chiffon panels in the front.