Chances are, if you are shopping for a bridal gown, you have long been aware of your body shape. If you aren’t, now is a good time to find out. While gown shopping can be overwhelming, knowing the type of body shape you are trying to flatter can reduce some of the stress. After all, you want to look perfect on your big day, right?

So if you consider your body to be apple-shaped like Eva Longoria or Drew Barrymore, what are the best dresses for you? Let’s take a look.

Apple-shaped bodies are generally narrow in the hips with most weight accumulating above in your waist, back and ribs. You may feel your broad shoulders make you feel wider than most, but you absolutely adore your legs. If this is your body shape, you want to shoot for a dress that will create an illusion of an elongated torso.

Dresses with a v-neck top are a great place to start. The v-neck not only makes your midsection appear longer, but a v-neck highlights your chest and takes away from your torso. That being said, you also want to look for a dress that offers support for your breasts.

To help add the illusion of a slim waist, look for a dress that is fitted near the smallest part of your waist. While your everyday clothing may incorporate a belt to get the job done, many bridal gowns offer hand sewn details to pull attention to this area and create a slimmer waistline.

You may also want to consider wearing a non-traditional gown that shows off your best asset—your legs. Woman who wear gowns that reveal their favorite part of their body, while hiding the areas they are more self-conscious about, often feel sexier and more confident walking down the aisle. 

Keep these details in mind when you begin shopping for a wedding dress and you will be sure to shine on your big day!

Here's some links to dresses that work great if you have a rectangular body style:

 

Not sure what body shape you are?  Take this queiz and find out!

 
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