When it comes to wedding dress shopping,many brides come in with a list of dream gowns which they have seen in a wedding magazine, on Pinterest or on Instagram. However, sometimes once you try these dream dresses on, you may find they aren’t the best fit or style for your body shape. So how do you find the best wedding dress for your body type?
We are able to help with that at Elody Bridal, however sometimes narrowing down your options before stepping foot in the dressing room, it can give you more time to try on as many styles in the appointment slot you have booked in for.
Here are our suggestions for the best dress styles to flatter your gorgeous figure. 
Straight Body Shape
Because floor-length gowns were made with your model stature in mind, you've got lots of options to choose from. But, if you're hoping to create the illusion of curves — we've got a few tricks.
Wedding dresses with full skirts give the illusion that the hips are wider than they are and add a curvy shape to you. Also, look for wedding dresses with embellishment around the bust and necklines that are a V or U shape as they will add more angles to your body shape. 
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Pear Body Shape
Brides with a pear body shape will tend to have hips that are wider than their bust and a really nicely defined waist. Pear–shaped women usually have very feminine neck and shoulders that are quite narrow and dainty.
Therefore, look for wedding dresses that are fitted all the way down, such as fishtail dresses, which will show off your girly curves and bring attention to the smallest part of your body, your waist. 
Also, look at dresses with sleeves or shoulder detail to balance out your shoulders with your hips.
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Brides with this body shape tend to have an extremely defined waist and curvaceous assets. Work your womanly curves in a figure hugging gown, a fit and flare gown, or opt for a dress with a sweetheart neckline, it’s feminine and works well for keeping the bust and hips balanced.

Try not to add material weight to your bust or hips as they are already perfectly balanced, avoid ballgown wedding dresses and dresses with really heavy and princess-style skirts will usually be much less flattering than other styles.


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