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Choosing a Wedding Dress to Flatter Your Figure

Here's a handy little guide to five of the most common wedding dress silhouettes – A-Line, Sheath, Mermaid, Ball Gown and Empire – and what body types they look best on!

Choosing a Wedding Dress to Flatter Your Figure

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The A-Line is fitted at the bodice and flares wider toward the bottom.

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The waistline on an Empire dress is above the natural waistline, often as high as right below the bust.

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The Ball Gown is a long, formal dress that is fitted at the bodice and a very full skirt.

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The figure-hugging Sheath dress has a straight skirt and a defined waist.

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A Mermaid is a close-fitting dress from the chest to the knee, where it flares out to the hem.

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