How to choose the perfect wedding dress for you

How to choose the perfect wedding dress for you

Getting marriage is the most wonderful thing. And walk down the aisle in the perfect dress just for you can make your wedding day become the most amazing thing has ever happened. There are so many gorgeous dresses on the market that sometimes is difficult to know what’s going to work better for your body shape, type of wedding or personality. Here are a few tips and suggestions so you can find your perfect dress and make the experience memorable.


Hourglass figure

When your top and bottom halves are perfectly balanced, with a very defined waist. It’s a good idea to pick a dress that accentuates your waist, as this will show off your best assets and will enhance that hourglass figure. Hourglass figures also look great in corset dresses, sweetheart necklines and bodices that emphasise a fuller bust. If you are a bit more curvaceous, try a mermaid or trumpet style dress.


Slim brides (Lean Column)

You have a ballerina’s figure with an undefined waist, it doesn’t matter is you are short or tall, a sheath gown will flatter your slender shape. Fitted gowns with a high neckline look gorgeous on the Lean Column shape. You should avoid portrait, off-the-shoulder or halter necklines if your collarbone is a little bony.


Pear shape

With hips wider than your shoulders you are just like the fruit, smaller on the top and bigger at the bottom. The best option for you is the Princess style or Ball Gown style dresses, they disguise fuller hips and put the focus on your better half, balancing your torso and bust. You can also choose an Empire line dress, they work well as they highlight the smallest part of your body. Avoid tiered, trumpet and mermaid style dresses.


Triangle shape

If you are a triangle shape you are the complete opposite as a pear shape, that means wider on the top of your body with hips narrower than your shoulders. The best options for you are Mermaid dresses or Ball gowns to draw attention to your hips rather than your shoulders. To achieve that a v-neck works very well. You can also narrow wide shoulders with thick straps, sleeves and adding interesting details, such as embroidery and bows, around the middle and bottom of your dress. Avoid puff sleeve and embroidery and lapels around the neckline.


Apple shape

Apple shapes have full breasts, a bit of a tummy and a rounder bum and hips. A Ball Gown dress will emphasise your waist, giving you an hourglass look. A-line dresses with a dropped wait look great on an apple body type. Best to avoid sheath dresses, spaghetti straps and basque dresses.



Empire wedding dresses would perfectly fit a slim figure or athletic body type due to its high waits feature that hugs your upper torso with a straight, soft and flowing skirt. This dress gives a simple yet stylish classic bridal look. This dress can also sit beautifully over wider hips, making it a flattering choice for the pear or hourglass body type.



This choice is perfect for a pear or inverted triangle shaped body. The fitted bodice that gently flares down to the ground balances out the shoulders and hips and can create a curvier profile.


Mermaid and Trumpet

Mermaid and Trumpet dresses are the perfect sexy choice to show off the feminine figure. Perfect for the hourglass body shape. While a trumpet shape flares out from the mid-thigh to the ground, the mermaid style fits to the knee, providing even more definition


Ball Gown

For a classic and timeless look, the Ball gown or princess wedding dress is perfect. The fitted bodice and full skirt make it really flattering for all body types as they show off the bust, arms and shoulders while concealing the waist and hips. Not recommended for petit brides as the material might be a bit too much.



Best suited for those with an hourglass, straight or athletic figure, the sheath or column dress has a long and slime silhouette that follows the body’s natural shape. It gives a perfectly elegant and classy look with a bit of a show off on your figure.


We hope that with this information you will be able to find your perfect dress and have a better idea of what suits you the best.

Love, the GWM Team

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