Read “Love your body” first
If you’re a “Pear Shape” (spoon)
Wider hips and buttocks with slim shoulders and bust sound familiar? You tend to carry extra weight in the hips, so you should go for a gown that does not put emphasis on the hips. You want to play up your feminine waist and shoulders more so than your heavier bottom.
Your dress selection: Tips for a “Rectangle Shape” ( Athletic types )
*Dresses that float away from the hips, rather than cling
*Sturdier fabrics, such as satin and taffeta, which also won’t cling
*Spaghetti-straps or V-necklines (showcases a slender upper body)
*Bust out your bust! Bring more attention to your bust with exaggerated details
*Ball gowns with flat front styles (draw attention to a small waist)
*Boat neck or scoop styles, cap sleeves, and off the shoulder styles are all options that can create balance by broadening the shoulders
# 1 TIP: Stick with silhouettes that highlight the narrowness of the midsection.
Tips for a “Rectangle Shape” ( Athletic types )
If you have a “Rectangle Shape” ( Athletic types )
You are the woman who is thin, athletic, and has fewer curves. In choosing a wedding dress, you want to create the look of a defined waist so that you will appear curvier. Look for dresses that draw in and highlight the waist.
Dresses to consider:
*Ball gowns with cinched waists
*Modified “A” lines
*Corsets or embellishments on the bust to create the illusion of a larger bust
*Ruche styled dresses
*Ruffles along the body
# 1 TIP: You want a wedding dress that will softly skim the body for soft curves, while showing off your slender figure.
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