Find a Wedding Dress That Flatters Your Shape

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Find a Wedding Dress That Flatters Your Shape
Make sure you look your best on your wedding day! Find the dress that best suits you.

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STYLE TIPS FOR HOURGLASSES
• Take advantage of your proportioned body shape and showcase your curves. While any wedding dress silhouette can do this, Sheath, Mermaid and Trumpet will especially flatter you.
• Showcase your defined waistline with natural waistlines and waistline accents like a jeweled or ribbon belt.

RECTANGLE
(You are a rectangle if your shoulders and hips are about the same width and you don't have a lot of waist definition).

STYLE TIPS FOR RECTANGLES
• Create the illusion of curves by drawing attention upwards (strapless, v-neck, one shoulder) or towards the hem (Mermaid).
• Define your waistline. An empire waist will showcase the smallest part of your torso. Or a beaded detail or colored sash around the natural waistline will create definition.

Of course, every rule was meant to be broken. So you really shouldn’t discount any dress before you at least try it (which is part of the fun wedding dress shopping in the first place). But these tips can act as guidelines and lead you faster to the gown that is your very own “THE dress”.

And how will you know you’ve found “THE dress.” You’ll know the minute you put it on. It’s the one you never want to take off. The one that instantly brings a huge smile to your face and a tear to your eye. It’s the one that when you look in the mirror, you see yourself. And feel your most beautiful.

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