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Dressing for Your Body Type: Hourglass

Jul 23, 2009

If you’ve been blessed with the perfect hourglass shape, it can be easy and fun to pick out the wedding gown of your dreams. The key is to dress for your curves and to give your bust and hips that attention that they deserve. By getting the fit right in both these areas is key to looking breathtaking on your wedding day.

To start out with, be sure that you’re choosing dresses that keep it simple. Heavily beaded or accented dresses can tend to make your figure look thicker and heavier. Instead, opt for fabrics that are light, a bit more structured, or flowy. Let your figure do the accenting.

While choosing a cut, keep in mind that bias and straight designs may not be the best fit. Try shopping for a strapless or off the shoulder gown with an a-line, mermaid, or sheath cut. Avoid two-piece dresses that can make you feel like you’re split into two unique figures. Instead, look for dresses that give you a seamless, flowing shape that flatters your body, like this wedding gown from Want to be unique? Go for vintage fashions that are reminiscent of the ultra feminine hourglass shapes of Old Hollywood. Choose gowns that offer these classic silhouettes with a modern twist.

By following our tips and by keeping in mind your unique tastes, you can be sure to find the wedding gown of your dreams in no time. Happy dress hunting!

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