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Bridal Body Shape and Wedding Dress Styles Guide

Searching for your wedding dress is something very important for every bride-to-be. But did you know every wedding dress style is based on a specific body shape?

There is only 6 wedding dress styles: Ball Gown, A-line, Mermaid, Sheath, Fitted Flare(Trumpet) and Fitted.

Not sure what the styles all look like? Don't worry! We can help.

Lets start with:

Ball Gown Style - Fitted at the waist with a full skirt which can minimize your waist and disguise hips, buttocks and legs. Known for its full skirt, the ball gown can make nearly any bride-to-be feel fancy (aka like Cinderella)!

A-line Style - Characterized by the silhouette of the skirt. An A-line skirt is fitted at the hips and gradually flares out from the natural waistline of the bodice towards the hem. Giving the shape of a capital letter A.

Mermaid Style - Is fitted throughout the bodice, waist and hips and typically flares out just below the knees.

Sheath Style - Simple lines and polished silhouette, a sheath dress is the perfect dress for the bride who desires a sleek, sexy look.

Fitted Flare (Trumpet) Style - One of the most flattering silhouettes for all body types. This type of dress hugs the body and flares off just below the hips, accentuating the waist. Fit and flare wedding dresses is an all-time classic!

Fitted Style - Accentuating all that beautiful curves, fitted dresses is tight all the way from the bodice to the knees and slightly flares out, to give you comfort when walking.

Now that you know the Wedding dress styles, here is a guide to help you pick the right style for your personal body shape!





There you have it! The 6 wedding dress styles and the 4 main body shapes. Have fun with your bridal party and guess each others body shape.

We really hope this guide will help you find your dream dress! And making it easier for you as bride-to-be to understand the wedding dress styles a little bit better.

Our professional bridal consultants is trained to help you find the perfect wedding dress style. You are more than welcome to make use of our luxurious Exclusive bridal consultation service to find your dream dress!

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