There are many different styles of wedding gowns and depending upon your body type, some will look better than others on you. Take this simple test to determine the perfect dress for your body type.

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What is the best wedding dress for your body type?

Read through these simple explanations of the most common body types and find out what dress will make you the most beautiful bride on your wedding day.

Your body type is: Straight

You have the most common body type. Over 45% of American women have a Straight body shape (sometimes called rectangle or ruler). This means that your hips and bust are balanced and your waist is not very defined. You probably have a bottom that is more flat than round. You tend to gain weight in your torso first and then your upper thighs and arms. Your lower legs are always shapely and one of your best assets.

How to Dress a Straight Body Shape

The key to dressing a Straight body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while enhancing your waist. If you are comfortable doing so, you can wear form fitting clothing. The mermaid style wedding, prom or cocktail dresses are going to be most flattering for your figure.

Your body type is: Pear

As a Pear Body type (sometimes called triangle), your hips are larger than your bust and you have a nicely defined waist. You have an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders. You first gain weight in your bottom and legs flowed by your tummy and upper body. Your waist is your best asset so don’t be afraid to show it off.

How to Dress a Pear Body Shape

The key to dressing a pear body type is to enhance and add volume (or the illusion of volume) to your upper body while emphasizing your waist and de-emphasizing your lower body to create a balanced, hourglass appearance. Create the most curvaceous effect by choosing a sweetheart neckline princess style dress that draws the eye to the delicate lines of the torso and the slight curve of the hip. The rest is left to the imagination.

Your body type is: Spoon

As a Spoon Body type (sometimes called figure 8), your hips are larger than your bust and you have a defined waist. Your hips have a “shelf” appearance, you are prone to gaining weight in your tummy and have a tendency towards love-handles. While you may gain weight in your upper thighs and upper arms, your lower legs and arms are shapely and your best assets.

How to Dress a Spoon Body Shape

The key to dressing a Spoon body type is to draw attention to your upper body while deemphasizing your tummy and hips to create a more balanced appearance and create the illusion of an hourglass figure. Your legs are one of your best asset, so feel free to be daring and try on a few shorter dresses. If you a more traditional gal, you’re A-line style dress, ball gowns and trumpet style gowns are stunning on your body type.

Your body type is: Hourglass

Lucky you! You have the Hourglass body type that most women strive for. Your bust and hips are well balanced and you have a beautifully defined waist. Your have gently rounded shoulders that align nicely with your hips. Your waist is obvious and gracefully curves out to your hips. You most likely have a rounded bottom and beautiful side as well as front profile. Your upper body is proportionate in length to your legs which are shapely. From top to bottom, you are a picture of harmony and balance.

How to Dress an Hourglass Body Shape

The key to dressing an Hourglass body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while accentuating your waist. Sashes at the waist line of wedding dresses are a great way to show off your curves.. You can create an even more curvaceous effect by proportionally adding a bit of volume to your upper and lower body, but always try to maintain balance since it is your best asset. An A-Line Dress, Ball Gown or Trumpet style Gown are most likely to take their breath away.

Your body type is: Inverted Triangle

As an Inverted Triangle body type, you have a proportionally larger upper body. You have broad shoulders, and ample bust and a wide back. Your hips are slim and your bottom may have a tendency towards the flat side. Your waist is subtle and you have a tendency to gain weight in your belly and upper body. Your beautiful, shapely legs are your best asset.

How to Dress an Inverted Triangle Body Shape

The key to dressing an Inverted Triangle body type is to balance your broader shoulders, chest and back with your narrower lower body to create more of an hourglass effect. This is achieved by choosing a dress that add curves to your hips and bottom while creating a more defined waist. You have amazing legs so feel free to go for a short wedding gown. We highly recommend choosing a Ball Gown or Trumpet or Mermaid style Gown to knock their socks off when you make your down the isle.

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