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Choose a wedding dress that best compliments your particular body type.

Two Different Wedding Dresses
FULL FIGURED WOMEN
If you are a full figured woman the best silhouette is an A- Line wedding dress. An A-line wedding dress lengthens the whole body without drawing attention to your waistline. Another good choice is a wedding dress with an empire waist . The empire waist has a seam just below the bust and allows the fabric to drape over your waist and hips.

Many plus size brides tend to want a wedding dress that covers a lot of skin. Don’t be afraid to show some skin, showing your arms and neckline is very sexy and can often make you appear smaller.

A wedding dress with a deep V neck or a scoop neck flatter curvy figures and always look best on full figured women.

PETITE FIGURE
An A-line wedding dress is also flattering on a petite women. Stay clear of very full skirts which may be out of proportion to your height. Sheaths will tend to make you look shorter also. Be careful with strapless.

A petite woman may have to lift her arms to reach up to her new husband and a strapless dress may not be the best choice.

Try a cap sleeve, it gives the feeling of a strapless wedding dress and also serves a practical purpose by holding the gown in place.

LARGE BUSTED WOMEN
Off the shoulder gowns look wonderful on a full bust. It draws attention upward, emphasizes the shoulders and minimizes the chest. Try to keep the skirt of the wedding dress narrow. By wearing a full skirt you may look large on top and bottom.

BOTTOM HEAVY
Women who are larger through their hips and buttocks should look for a wedding dress that focuses on their upper body preferably with a full skirt. A corset dress works well to draw attention to the upper body, away from the hips. Try to show off your arms and back and bustline.

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