Each wedding dress is different, and it’s important that you feel comfortable in your own skin on your wedding day.

Your wedding is all about you, every bride deserves to feel beautiful and happy in their wedding dress on this day. Whether that be in a short, tea-length dress or full, voluminous ball gown, that stylistic choice is up to you.

The difference in wedding gown silhouettes could be the deciding factor to how any bride feels in her dress. If you don’t have a specific dream dress that you’ve thought of and added to your wedding Pinterest board for years, consider selecting a wedding gown that accentuates your body type and makes you feel great about yourself. Lean on your stylists at the wedding dress boutique to let you know what they think would look best on your body type.

Since different shapes fit women in different ways, here’s a quick guide to how you can select a wedding dress for your body type…

A-line Gowns

An A-line gown is generally known for being flattering on all body types. With a fitted top and a slightly flared body, this gown accentuates curves and is perfect for brides with a pear-shaped body type. Since the gown does not hug the lower body, it’s the perfect option for moving around, dancing, and not feeling restricted waist-down.

Slip Gowns

Silky slip gowns are currently in style and a great fit for simple yet elegant brides. This gown does not hug the body, so it can be a great option for all body types. However, it typically exposes your entire arms; so if you’d prefer a gown with sleeves, this may not be the option for you. Brides.com recommends that brides order this gown made-to-measure so that it is flattering in the best way.

Ball Gowns

If you have slimmer hips and a fuller bust, consider trying on a few ball gown options. Not only will you feel like a true princess, but this gown has truly evolved in recent years. It doesn’t necessarily equate to a large tulle-filled vision anymore, but the long, flowy train is often covered with beautiful, delicate details such as flower patterns.

Mermaid Style

This form-fitting style is perfect for petite brides or those who want to show off their figures. The skirt slightly flares at the bottom; adding an elegant detail and unique flare. This style looks lovely in a silk pattern or with lace detailing.

Tea Length

Tea-length style wedding dresses are great options for a quirky, unique bride. They are whimsical and cut off around the calf area. If you’re on the petite side, this is a great choice because it doesn’t have a long train or require much altering. Bonus: you can wear fun shoes that will be seen!

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