Which Wedding Gown Best Works For Your Body Shape

June 2, 2023

Are you preparing for your wedding day and looking for the perfect wedding gown to flatter your body shape? You’ve come to the right place! Finding a wedding gown that flatters your unique body shape can be quite a challenge, but the good news is that no matter what body shape you have, you’ll be able to find a gown that looks and feels beautiful! Whether you are an hourglass, pear, apple, or petite body shape, there is something for every silhouette!

I wanted to share a few Lily Rivera original gowns that will work for each of these body shapes! If you’d like to find out more, keep on scrolling!

Hourglass Body Shape

For an hourglass figure, fitted gowns that showcase your curves are always flattering. Mermaid and fit and flare gowns are great choices and show off your curves in all the right places. An empire waist will make the top part of the dress flow away from your bust, while an A-line or trumpet dress will accentuate your curves in the most stunning way.

Pear Body Shape

If you have a pear shaped figure, look for an A-line gown that will help to even out your curves and draw attention to the top of the dress instead. A plunging neckline or halter may help to add interest to the top half to help draw the eye up. A vibrant fabric such as lace or beading at the top can be a great way to draw even more attention further up in the dress.

Apple Body Shape

Apple shapes tend to look best in A-line or empire waist silhouettes as this creates a more balanced appearance. For the neckline, look for a more dramatic look that will definitely draw eyes up and away from your midsection. A deep V-neck, scoop-neck, or off-the-shoulder styles all look great on apple shapes.

Petite Body Shape

For those who are petite, an empire waist gown with a high-low hem is a great way to elongate the body and make you appear taller. A ball gown with lots of ruffles may also work wonders and make you appear taller and more elegant. A strapless gown will showcase your décolleté, and a slim skirt with a slightly puffed bodice could be a great way to show off your figure in a more subtle way.

At the end of the day, your best bet for finding the perfect wedding gown is to consult with a specialist! With the right dress, your curves will be showcased and you’ll be absolutely radiant on your wedding day.

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“Just incredible! If you have the opportunity to go meet Lily and have her design your DREAM dress, do it! Her vision is impeccable and her service is outstanding! I had my wedding in October and she designed my dress from scratch! It was amazing to come up with an idea together and design a 2-in-1 custom dress with the help of Lily! Not only did she help with MY dress, but we also ordered bridesmaid dresses through her and did all alterations through her. To top things off, she ALSO made a matching flower girl dress to MATCH my wedding dress! The whole thing was magical and I would do it all over again, thanks to LILY! This women is amazing and I can’t wait to see her future work!”

-Jasmina Y.

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