Finding the right style of dress to best flatter your curves, can be an overwhelming task, we all have different bodies, beautiful in their own way, and we all want to look our very best on such a special day.

Let’s take a look at the most common body shapes, and see if you can figure out which fits your body shape the closest.

body shapes

Now let’s have a look at some of the most popular bridal dress shapes, and which will suit your body best

aline dress for our shape

A Line – With a fitted top, the skirt portion gets wider as it reaches the floor, creating a shape that looks sort of like an “A”

The A Line shape dress is the best dress choice for Pear shapes and hourglass figures, because it skims the bottom portion of your body without adding any bulk to your shape. This shape is also fantastic for apple shapes as it adds definition at the waistline, giving the illusion of a smaller waist. These gowns will keep everyone’s eyes on your slim upper body and give your waistline beautiful definition.

Check out our A line Sophie and Tara gowns here

trumpet dress for your shape

Trumpet- For the most part, it will fit tightly to your body, but somewhere around mid thigh, the dress will begin to flare.

A Trumpet style dress is best for those of us with wide shoulders, these gowns are narrow through the waist and then flare out at the bottom. This shape will visually even you out, meaning your shoulders will look more proportional to the rest of your body because of the wide bottom of the dress.

Check out our Trumpet Alison gown here

Mermaid dress for your shape

Mermaid – This dress is fitted and curve-hugging but flares out at the bottom like a mermaids tail.

Like the Trumpet style, the Mermaid style dress suit inverted triangle shapes. However, they also look fabulous on hourglass figures, as they highlight your small waist and accentuate your hips and bust. Avoid Mermaid styles if you’re conscious of a tummy as there’s no room to hide anything in a mermaid style.

Check out our mermaid Madison gown here

Ballgown - The top is fitted, but the skirt is poofy. Think of something a fairy-tale princess would wear

Ballgown – The top is fitted, but the skirt is poofy. Think of something a fairy-tale princess would wear

Much like the A line gown, ballgowns look fabulous on pear and hourglass figures. They also give fantastic shape to apple shapes, adding definition at the waist. If you’ve got great legs another lovely option is a tea length gown!

Check out our Ballgowns Crystal and Danielle here

sheath dress for your shape

Sheath – A simple shape that is straight If you’re looking for something that’s formfitting but not skintight, this design is for you.

Check out our Sheath Evelyn and Isabella gowns here

Square shaped brides look fantastic in empire and sheath gowns. The trick though with an empire gown is that it has to fit just right. If you get one that is too billowy or too loose you’ll end up looking heavier than you are. If you’re a square that needs a little more waist definition definitely go with a sheath over the empire.

Now you have an idea of what may suit your body shape, why not nip over to www.curvychicbridal.com, and pick out a few dresses that will be perfect for your figure and pop us a message!