There are so many gorgeous bridal gowns you can choose from to wear on your big day, but picking a wedding gown isn't simply about picking a style or design you love. It is so important to pick a dress that suits your body type and accentuates your figure. Most likely, you're the only one that notices what you consider to be flaws but it's important to feel confident in front of all your guests. Here's a guide on how you can choose the right dress for your body type. Remember to always give different silhouettes a try; sometimes you'll find yourself falling in love with one that you least expect!
All gowns pictured below by Love, Yu
If you have narrow shoulders, make them look broader with an off- shoulder/portrait piece. On the contrary, if you find your shoulders to be too broad, stay away from this silhouette.
To accentuate an hourglass figure (if you've got it, flaunt it, much like Jennifer Lopez does!), mermaid or trumpet silhouette gowns are great!
For brides who are conscious of their arms looking flabby, pick pieces with short or long sleeves to conceal them.
If you want to hide your hips, wear A-line or ball-gown silhouettes instead of anything that clings.
If you have a stick straight figure, check out pieces that will add volume at the hip area coupled with a defined waist. Adding a belt or sash to define your waist will also help.
If you find your scapula/clavicle (top of your chest) bony, consider boat or high necklines to cover it up.
The above tips are just a general rule of thumb, it's important to try on as many pieces in different silhouettes as possible, you may be surprised by the most unlikely pieces, depending on the overall design and cut which will differ from designer to designer!