One of the first things we always tell brides when their dress shopping day approaches is to keep an open mind. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been dog-earing dresses in bridal magazines for years. While your browsing in magazines is wonderful for inspiration, it’s important to remember that the women wearing these gowns are models. Spoiler Alert: Not all dresses you see will flatter all body types.
At the start of my dress search, I had already written off mermaid/trumpet styles. No way, not for me. And what did I end up getting? That very style. The point is, you don’t know how something will look until you try it on.
As we said, keep an open mind, but we’ve created the cheat sheet below to give you a head-start in finding the most flattering style for your body type. The bride that feels her best and most confident will radiate from the inside out.