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
"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."
"Brent," scoop neck ball gown in silk faille with tailored bow detailing, Amsale
"Hawaii," lace corseted gown with tulle skirt, Naeem Khan
Proud of Your Back
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," v-neck and a tattoo back, Pronovias
"Avignon," cascading leaf lace bodice and tulle skirt, Watters
"Ainsley," lace and stretch chiffon, Casablanca Bridal
Bust a Move
"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!"
Style 18-119, relaxed fit with an open back, v-neckline and bows on the straps, Berta
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
"Cassandra," embroidered with matching veil, Zuhair Murad Bridal
Style 88025, strapless sweetheart neckline with crystal and pearl floral buttons, Justin Alexander
Stick to Your Guns
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!"
"Pixie," beaded chiffon with detachable straps, Casablanca Bridal
"Gemini," high-neck bias-cut gown made of seamless Vellan Charmeuse, Willowby by Watters
"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
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.
Style T202005, embroidered lace, and silky jersey, Jasmine Bridal
Style 3101, sleeveless sheath dress, Allure Bridals
"Chloe," silk bias cut, cowl neck gown with an elegant puddle train featuring micro spaghetti straps and a super low back, Savannah Miller