On her special day, every bride deserves to look perfect. There’s so much more to a white bridal dress that you’re buying. Most brides-to-be get swept away by how beautiful a bridal gown looks, that little do they notice the fit of the dress. We all would have a picture of the perfect bridal dress. But the secret to looking perfect is wearing a gown that is meant for your shape. With that being said, here’s a little guide on how to find out yours based on your body shape.

Boyish figure

If you have a boyish figure, you’re blessed to carry a ball gown with the right kind of body shape needed for it. A ball gown has various distinct layers with a skirt that is flared and full. This would help brides look curvier. The skirt in a ball gown would normally start a little above the natural waistline, thus giving a fuller look.


If you’re petite, you would specifically look for an empire dress. An empire dress runs straight till above the waistline, hugging the body. The waistline of the dress is a little above your natural waistline, below the bustline which makes your body look longer and leaner. And then, the skirt runs loose, making your body look fuller from the bottom.

Plus size

If you’re plus size, the best kind of bridal dress for you would be a dropped waist bridal gown. For anybody who feels a little voluptuous below the waist, this dress would have a tight fitting till the waist and flare right below the waistline around the hips. This would work well to balance how your curves look in your wedding dress.

Pear shaped

For a pear-shaped body, both trumpet dress and a ball gown would look great. A trumpet dress would be comfortable without making it hard to move around or suffocating you. The skirt has a straight-line with a very faint flaring at the knees, which makes it quite different from a mermaid dress- something most people confuse with.


For an hourglass shape, the best kind of bridal gown would be a mermaid gown. This silhouette would let you flaunt your curves from your bust to your thighs. From right above your knees to your heels, the flared bottom would add an element to your dress and make it look different from regular bridal gowns. Mermaid bridal dresses are strictly for the hourglass shape to hug all the curves.

The biggest secret to finding the best kind of bridal dress for yourself is matching the dress with your body shape. There is no good, bad bridal dress and there is no good, bad body shape. Everything falls into place when you go to the right BRIDAL COUTURE. Talk to the designers about your shape and give them a faint idea about the kind of dress you plan to wear.