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What Type Of Wedding Dress Is Right For My Body

Before you go wedding dress shopping, it’s essential to understand your body type. Recognizing your shape is a pivotal step in finding your dream bridal dress. Everyone wants to look flattering on their big day, and we want you to as well! At Normans Bridal, we’re dedicated to helping you discover that perfect bridal gown style.

Hourglass Figures

For those hourglass girls, fit and flare styles were designed for you! Plunging v-necklines wedding dresses and strapless options are also great choices to show off those curves. Mermaid styles are a must-try when trying on dresses!

Brides with a Smaller Bust

Our plunging necklines gowns are very flattering and add a little bit of shape for brides with smaller busts. Another GREAT option are corset wedding gowns that enhance the shape and curves in the bust area. Ruffle gowns are also in your favor, as they are not weighed down by others who do have a bigger chest. Plus, they add a little texture and are stunning! `

Fuller Chest Brides

Brides with fuller chests, also known as apple shapes, have so many options! We recommend wider straps or wedding dresses with sleeves in our long-sleeve wedding gown collection for a soft, supportive look. Choose a sweetheart or v neckline gown to beautifully shows off your figure. Fitted dresses are also available to show off hourglass shape if that’s something you desire!

Petite Brides

Petite brides can benefit from anything to elongate their shape, such as an open back or a silky A-line wedding dress.  Opt for designs with natural or empire waists and minimal embellishments to celebrate your physique. Be mindful of ballgowns bridal dresses as they can overwhelm your silhouette with excess fabric. As for necklines, opting for halter tops or gowns with dainty straps can be very flattering choices.

Pear Shaped Brides

For the pear-shaped brides, we have some excellent dresses for you! A fit-and-flare dress can be SO flattering while accentuating your hips and backside. Also consider adding an overskirt for versatility. If you want to take attention away from your backside, consider ball gown or A-line wedding dresses as they can cinch your waist and balance your proportions.

Brides With Athletic Body Types

Showcase your athletic build with off-the-shoulder or strapless necklines, ideal for highlighting your arms and shoulders. For a unique look, halter necklines can also accentuate your physique. Avoid light and flowy fabrics, like chiffon, and stick with heavier, more durable fabrics.

Just remember that the most important thing is how you feel when you put on a dress. Everyone has something that is important to them and here are a few of the things you might feel when you get the right dress on. Does beautiful, sexy, comfortable, glowing, excited, joyful, and like “a bride” come to mind? If so you might have found “the one”.  If you are shopping near Southwest Missouri we invite you in to in to try on our huge selection of hand picked wedding designs. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok.