Find the right dress for your personality and your shape, by shopping with these elements and fit components in mind.
Downplay a full bust with a statement back.
Modest in the front, daring in the back, this dress turns to reveal an open back and a cascading tulle train for a combination that is both stunning and refreshing. Thanks to the lace-covered bodice in front, it’s a great choice for a bride looking to conceal a full bust, without skewing matronly. Sewn-in cups will provide support, without disturbing the open-back design.
Support a full bust with an off-the-shoulder style.
Perfect for the bride who loves the look of a strapless dress or a less structured style, this gown features an open, illusion neckline and draped silhouette that’s supportive and stunning. Thanks to the beading and drape, the gown hangs nicely on the body, gently grazing over curves. The result is a practical solution in a supremely feminine and ethereal style.
Achieve a taller look with a column dress.
Channel Old Hollywood glamour with this refined silk dress. The sumptuous tulle skirt and cathedral train lend drama to a traditional design, while helping to create the illusion of a long and lithe shape. It’s especially great for an hourglass figure, since it combines the fairytale feel of a ballgown, without the allover bulk.
Create curves with a fitted bodice.
For the bride who wants to add a full skirt without tons of added bulk, this sublime ruffled gown cascades gradually away from the body. In other words, it gives you the feeling of a ball gown, but it won’t swallow your frame, all while enhancing a small bust and waist.
Conceal arms without compromising femininity.
Achieve the look of a strapless gown and a dazzling embellished capelet, with this gorgeous cap-sleeve style that combines the best of both worlds. The rhinestone-dotted illusion sleeves mean you won’t have to sacrifice support if you have a full bust, and they’re not only flattering on arms, but they also remove the need for statement jewelry.
Highlight a small bust with a bustier.
Oscar de la Renta
With its soft petal embroidery and wispy layers of tulle, an otherwise prim and classic dress is topped off with a lace-accented bustier bodice for a hint of sexiness without taking it too far. Accentuate a petite waist and bust with this bustier-style dress that’s the right combination of current and traditional.
Create curves with a plunging neckline.
Highlight your assets with this V-neck stunner that balances a deep neckline with a slit, to create an hourglass figure on a straight, boyish figure. The sheer fabric paired with the crisp white floral embroidery imparts a sexy, girlish appeal.
Offset hips with a beaded bodice and full skirt.
Highlight a small bust and feminine collarbone with this ballet-inspired style. The fitted top half is perfectly balanced by an A-line tulle skirt for optimal figure flattery of full hips and thighs, all while creating the look of a fairytale ballgown.
Slim the midsection with an Empire waist.
This flowy chiffon number combines an Empire waist with a gathered center-panel overlay, to help define and flatten a tummy in the most glamorous fashion. The A-line skirt and built-in embellished necklace help to create overall balance for an hourglass figure.