Find out how to flatter your pear-shaped figure. (Hint: Go for a wedding dress with voluminous details on the bodice, a fit-and-flare silhouette or natural waistline.) Here, 30+ dresses that work well for your body type.

Tip: Emphasize Your Natural Waistline

A natural waist gown highlights the smallest part of your body by cinching it—usually with a band detail. Brides looking for a glamorous gown can go for a jewel-encrusted waistline, while brides wanting a more understated look can opt for a minimalist sash. A-line silhouettes are a particularly flattering dress shape for pear-shaped figures, as they gently float over the widest part of the figure without emphasizing it in any way.

Style 7701, A-line gown with a sweetheart neckline and natural waist in tulle, price upon request, Alita Graham available at Kleinfeld

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from