It’s a Match! Find the Perfect Wedding Dress for Your Body Shape

Planning for the big day? Making a dress usually takes six months to a year to make! So it’s crucial to start trying on different dresses to find one that suits you best. We all have different body shapes and that’s what makes us unique.

The first step in finding the perfect wedding dress is figuring out what body shape you have. Once you’ve figured that out, you’ll be able to select one that flatters your figure with ease.

In this guide, we will take you on a trip to discover what your body shape is and the dresses that will make you say yes to the dress!

Pear Shape

Pear-shaped gals generally have a slimmer upper body and carry most of their weight around the hips and thighs.

Suitable Neckline: Spaghetti strap, Sweetheart, Straight across, Off-shoulder 

Dress Styles: A-line, Mermaid, High-waisted, Ballgown

Example from @heracouture

Hour Glass

If you have a slimmer waist where your shoulder width is pretty much equal to your hip width, then chances are you have an hourglass-shaped body! Ooh la la!

Our hourglass ladies have the luxury of wearing pretty much any style that helps bring out your natural curves. A mermaid style dress would be a great starting point.

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Do you have a banana-shaped body? Banana shaped girls often have a thinner body, flatter chest, with an overall rectangle shape visually.

Suitable Neckline: V-neck, bateau neck, scoop

Dress Styles: A-line, High-waisted, Ballgown, Sheath

Example from @trishpeng


A strawberry shaped body is ultimately the opposite of a pear-shaped body; where shoulders are wider than hips and bust.

Suitable Neckline: Queen Anne, V-neck, Sweetheart 

Dress Styles: A-line, High-waisted, Ballgown, Mini

Example from left @kellylincouture, @karenwalker


Also known as a round or circular shape, the Apple shaped body tend to have shoulders, waist, hips and bust that are fairly uniform, and at times the shoulders and hips may be narrower.

Suitable Neckline: Sweetheart, Square, Scoop, V-neck

Dress Styles: A-line, High-waisted, Ballgown 

Example from @astrabridal.wellington

Although this is helpful guide to keep in mind when shopping for your perfect dress, the art of trial and error should never be taken for granted!

Who says you can’t wear a dress with a high neckline if you have an apple-shaped body? Every body is different and unique, so it’s time to start trying all the dresses to find the perfect one.

The perfect dress is one that makes you feel the most yourself and one that makes you feel the most confident, it is your big day after all, so we wouldn’t want it any other way now would we?

Need more tips and guides for your upcoming wedding? Don’t forget to check out the Fennec Weddings magazine below!

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