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12/09/2014 11:38 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Find The Best Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

Whether you're an hourglass, boyish, petite or voluptuous, we've got the right dress for your body type. Browse our gown gallery for more gorgeous styles.

Hourglass

You have the curves, now you need to show them off. Opt for body-hugging mermaids that will enhance your sexy silhouette. Stay away from an overabundance of ruffles and tiers.

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Left: Mila by St. Pucchi; Right: Naeem Khan

Rectangle

Looking to add some curves? Go for gowns with added volume and details at both the chest and hips to help create the illusion of an hourglass silhouette.

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Left: Alberti Ferretti; Right: Marchesa

Full Chested

An off-the-shoulder or bateau neckline will draw the eye across and help balance out a full bustline. A defined waistline is a must for your shape. Look for built-in corsets for needed support.

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Left to right: Alfred Angelo; Ellis; Kelly Faetanini

Petite

Create an elongated look with a slender sheath. Opt for gowns with empire waists that draw the eye up. Be wary of voluminous ballgowns that can overwhelm your small frame.

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Left: Monique Lhuillier; Right: Temperley London

Voluptuous

A corseted bodice will redefine your shape. Dresses with a lining also ensure a better, sleeker fit. Slimming A-line skirts are universally flattering. Try a tea-length dress to show off shapely ankles.

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Left: Allure Bridals; Right: David's Bridal

Pear Shape

An A-line gown is the perfect silhouette, as it will disguise fuller hips. Also consider dresses with textural and style details up top to balance out your proportions.

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Left to right: Pronovias; Amsale; Oscar de la Renta

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