The Best Wedding Dress to Show off Your Best Assets

Back view of a bride with a low-cut dress

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Your wedding dress should make you feel like you. Why not use it as the perfect opportunity to showcase your signature, ahem, asset? Whether it's with an elegant back, a plunging neckline, a cinched waist, or (gasp!) some booty-hugging magic, show off what you got! Did you spend the last year burning wedding stress off at the gym and want to show off the amazingly toned arms and back that came with that? There's a dress for that. If your booty would rival Kim Kardashian's in anything skin-tight, there's a dress for it! If a tiny ballerina waist is what you were blessed with, there's a dress out there to perfectly cinch it in. Whatever you want to flaunt, there's an ideal wedding dress for you. Here, we talked to real brides about how they found the perfect dress for their body type.

All About That Waist

Groom in a blue tux and bride in a waist-highlighting dress leaving their wedding
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"My sister, a designer at Proenza Schouler, created my dress," says real bride Zoe Wendel. "I loved the strap that tied in the middle, it was incredibly feminine and flattering."

Amsale

"Brent," scoop neck ball gown in silk faille with tailored bow detailing, Amsale

Dan Lecca
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"Hawaii," lace corseted gown with tulle skirt, Naeem Khan

Proud of Your Back

Black-and-white photo of groom in a tuxedo and a bride in a back-highlighting dress
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A deep scoop in back exposes an expanse of skin in a ladylike but also understatedly sexy way. Go for delicate straps, fluttery sheer sleeves, or an arm of lace.

Dolmen Pronovias wedding dress
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"Dolmen," v-neck and a tattoo back, Pronovias

Watters' Avignon cascading wedding dress
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"Avignon," cascading leaf lace bodice and tulle skirt, Watters

Casablanca Bridal Ainsley dress made of lace and stretch chiffon
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"Ainsley," lace and stretch chiffon, Casablanca Bridal

Bust a Move

A groom in a white tux posing with a bride in a nude-hued, mermaid-style gown by Inbal Dror
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"The bodice was my favorite element of my Inbal Dror," says Christina Weaver, who had an Italian countryside wedding. "But it was a little challenging. It was so sheer, I had it lined to avoid nip slips!"

Berta Style 18-119 wedding dress
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Style 18-119, relaxed fit with an open back, v-neckline and bows on the straps, Berta

JLM Couture Style 1804 wedding dress
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Style 1804, ivory lace and taffeta ball gown with sweetheart spaghetti strap bodice and cascading taffeta skirt with horsehair trim, Blush by Hayley Paige available at JLM Couture

Zuhair Murad Cassandra wedding dress
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"Cassandra," embroidered with matching veil, Zuhair Murad Bridal

Justin Alexander Style 88025 wedding dress
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Style 88025, strapless sweetheart neckline with crystal and pearl floral buttons, Justin Alexander

Stick to Your Guns

Two brides in arm-baring wedding dresses embracing each other
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Brides Fran (left) and Lauren Sparks Fonacier said "I do" in arm-baring dresses. "We felt like ourselves," Lauren says of the sleeveless looks. "And we usually don't do dresses!"

Casablanca Bridal Style 2321 wedding dress
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"Pixie," beaded chiffon with detachable straps, Casablanca Bridal

Willowby by Watters Gemini high-neck wedding dress
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"Gemini," high-neck bias-cut gown made of seamless Vellan Charmeuse, Willowby by Watters

JLM Couture Kingsland wedding dress
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"Kingsland," ivory silk faille fit to flare bridal gown with draped bodice, molded neckline, and detachable origami half-bow, Allison Webb available at JLM Couture

Show off Your Booty

Bride wearing a Grace Loves Lace wedding dress hugging her groom
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Choose something clingy to accentuate your curves. "I wanted a dress that I would wear, not a dress that would wear me," says Becky Hurlock of her Grace Loves Lace slip.

Jasmine Bridal Style T202005 wedding dress
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Style T202005, embroidered lace, and silky jersey, Jasmine Bridal

Allure Bridals Style 3101 sleeveless sheath dress
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Style 3101, sleeveless sheath dress, Allure Bridals

Savannah Miller Chloe wedding dress
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"Chloe," silk bias cut, cowl neck gown with an elegant puddle train featuring micro spaghetti straps and a super low back, Savannah Miller

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