How to find the perfect wedding dress for your body shape

How to find the perfect wedding dress for your body shape

Posted by Dimitra Designs on Jan 20th 2022

If you're ready to wedding dress shop and wondering what style to choose, Dimitra Designs can help. We offer a range of styles and price points, and we can help you choose the best dress for your body shape.


If you have an hourglass figure, meaning you are curved like an hourglass, with a large chest, small waist and full hips, you'll want accentuate your natural curves. Here are some options:

  • A mermaid dress will flatter your curves nicely.
  • A relaxed fit and flare dress is also a nice option that will flatter curves and be a bit less form-fitting than a mermaid dress.
  • You can wear a ball gown dress, but opt for a structured bodice and full skirt that accentuates your waist line.
  • Sweetheart and portrait necklines are also flattering on this body type, as they play up a feminine shape.


If you're not full in the breast area, never fear. We have some ideas for you:

  • Add visual interest to your bodice and neckline with embellishments, wrappings, ruching and other details.
  • Opt for a deep plunging neckline with a structured bodice. You can even pair that with a low back dress and opt to have bra cups built into the dress, since you don't need a lot of support up there.


If you're small in stature, you can still find a dress that flatters you. Here's what to look for:

  • Choose smooth, monochromatic fabrics, and stay away from heavy embellishments or prints that might overpower you.
  • An A-line dress will help elongate your body, while a large ball gown dress might be a bit overwhelming.
  • Opt for relaxed construction and subtle embellishment in a fit and flare dress.
  • Opt for a high or natural waistline rather than a drop waist, which tend to make you look shorter.
  • A V-neck dress or V-back dress can help elongate your body.


If you're bottom-heavy and a bit smaller at in the breast area, here are some options for you:

  • Choose an A-line dress or ball gown, as these are especially flattering for your body type.
  • Choose embellished and detailed bodices, which will focus the eye toward the top of your body.
  • Flaunt your full hips with a fit and flare dress.

Tall and Slender

If you're tall and thin, you'll want to play up your features. Here's what to look for:

  • Opt for simple and elegant, as showy dresses can sometimes clash with a tall, graceful frame.
  • Choose a simple sheath wedding dress to play up your long and lean frame.
  • If you're looking to downplay your height, opt for a ball gown dress with a low waist, or accentuate your curves with a fit and flare dress. Stay away from empire waistlines, which tend to make you look taller.


If you've got an athletic build, with your shoulders and hip measurements about the same and a straight waistline, here are some choices for you:

  • Choose a slimming A-line dress or a fit and flare dress to play up your femininity.
  • Add visual interest to your silhouette with a unique neckline, beading and embellishments.
  • Opt for a halter top or strapless dress to show off your toned arms.