Plus size brides will look stunning in an empire style dress that has a skirt that begins just under the bust. With a flowing skirt that extends in an A-line style, the dress will play up your gorgeous shape. A couple things to note: make sure there are no pleats in the fabric or that the empire seam starts at the chest. The best fabric for your body type will be satin because it will provide a little bit of structure to help highlight your beautiful frame.

If you have a straight-lined figure, look for a dress that will help create curves where you don’t necessarily have them. A sheath dress or the ball gown style that hits at your natural waist will show off your slender body and give the illusion of hips.

Height is another important factor when picking the perfect dress for your body type. If you are tall, stick with a simple silhouette to help show off your natural figure.  Also, don’t go crazy on the embellishments. It is best to stay with a very clean and sophisticated design. If you have a petite frame, a trumpet or modified A-line gown with a waistline that hits a little bit higher than your natural waist will help lengthen your figure. Any fabric will look good on your body, but be sure to stick with smaller details.

No matter what your body type, your perfect dress is out there somewhere. It just might take some time and energy to find, just like your fiancé!