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Whether you're straight and narrow, full figured, or somewhere in between, this essential silhouette guide will ensure you find the perfect wedding dress to complement your shape.
If the skirt resembles the shape of the letter A, you’ve got an A-line. This classic '50s cut flatteringly cinches the smallest part of your natural waist, camouflages hips, and balances wide shoulders. It's a great way to wear a full skirt without the drama of a ball gown.
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Marked by a full skirt and small waist, this dramatic silhouette is great for camouflaging problem areas in the hips and thighs—and for making an entrance.
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Got curves? Showcase them.This silhouette—also known as a trumpet or mermaid—hugs the body at the top and through the hips but jets out into a fuller skirt at the bottom. The gown should fit snugly in the hips and thighs but offer room to sit.
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Sweetheart or straight, this cut flatters all bodies. Straight-across necklines show off toned shoulders and broadens narrow frames, while sweetheart gowns are great for showing off your curves.
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Along with one-shoulder silhouettes, this sculpted style is especially beautiful on brides with long torsos.
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Fuller figured? Take the plunge. This classic-yet-sultry neckline works for everyone, drawing the eye right to the smallest part of your waist. Note: the smaller your chest is, the lower the V can go.
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From just below the knee to mid-calf, this length looks sophisticated when cut as a sleek pencil skirt and is sweet with a fuller skirt. This hemline is perfect for brides who want their wedding to feel like a cocktail party.
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Love to dance? This style—which lands anywhere from the bottom of the calf to the ankle—gives you the classic look of a formal gown without the fuss of floor length.
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