The Perfect Wedding Dress For Your Body Shape

Finding your dream wedding dress can be just as exciting as it can be daunting. If you are in the wedding dress shopping phase of planning, you might have fallen into the trap of creating Pinterest boards of your dream wedding gown silhouettes only to try these shapes in person and finding that they do nothing for your unique shape. We’ve shared some insights on each shape and which gown silhouettes we think would suit each shape best.


Pear shaped

Is your bust and waist smaller in proportion to your hips? This would put you in the pear body category. The goal here is to elongate your figure and draw attention to your slim upper body. Choose a gown with a beautiful neckline to draw attention to your torso. Equally, a gown with intricately detailed sleeves can help to divert attention to your top half, while adding the WOW factor to your chosen gown.


Our top picks for pear body shapes are the D’ARCY, PRIMROSE or ANGELICA from our Bo & Luca collection.


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Hourglass figure

Brides with an hourglass body shape have similar measurements around the bust and hip, with their waist being the smallest part of their body. When dressing the hourglass body shape, the key is to proportionally dress the top and the bottom of your body while accentuating your waist.


Gowns like our CYBIL, DILLON, or HARPER are perfect as the waistband detail cinches in the small of the waist.


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Straight shaped

If your measurements are roughly the same around your bust, waist and hip area, this would put you in the straight body shape category . You would do well to choose a gown that accentuates your waistline, while creating subtle curves towards your bottom half with an a-line skirt. Playing up your arms and legs are key as these are often your best assets. Think asymmetrical bodices with fluttering sleeves, paired with a ruffled skirts.


The GABRIELLE, KENNEDY, or HARRIET gowns from our Bo & Luca collection works wonders for this body shape.


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Inverted Triangle shaped

An inverted triangle body shape is when you have broad shoulders, small hips, and slender legs. Gowns with an under bust cut and V-neckline are perfect for this body shape. To further balance out your silhouette we would recommend a soft A-line skirt to create the illusion of an hourglass shape.


The LENNOX, PALM SPRINGS, or CHESTER gown all feature beautiful cuts to flatter the inverted triangle body shape.


We suggest going with your gut when it comes to choosing your wedding gown. The perfect balance would be finding a gown that you are absolutely in love with, embodies elements of your personality and adorn your unique body shape.


Our online stylists love nothing more than to assist our brides-to-be in finding their dream gown. Please do reach out to them if you need any questions answered with regards to gown that would suit your body shape best. You can speak to a stylist by emailing