Finding the Right Fit

The perfect dress for every bride

Brides often have a wedding dress wish list a mile long before they even step foot in a bridal boutique. And while that list can help guide you to the perfect gown, it can sometimes be disappointing to realize the dream dress doesn’t fit like you’d hoped. Rest assured, there’s a perfect fit for every body type and we’re here with a guide to help you find it.

Body Type: Hourglass
For a sexy and sleek, yet not-too-revealing, style pick a mermaid or fit and flare gown that hugs your figure through the bodice and the waist and flares dramatically at the knee.

Body Type: Pear
These brides, especially if they’re tall, can pull off the volume of a ball gown. With a defined waist that accentuates your thinnest area, the full skirt is figure flattering.

Body Type: Petite
Want to look like a goddess on your wedding day? A column dress can make that happen. Sometimes called a sheath dress, this shape doesn’t flare, instead offering a form-fitted silhouette that will make you appear taller than a dress with too many angles.

An empire waist can have the same lengthening affect for petit brides who want a well-defined waist.

Body Type: Curvy
A trumpet dress will play to your strengths, highlighting your curves without being constricting. With a defined waist and straight-lined skirt that starts to widen mid-hip, the trumpet silhouette is a flattering alternative to the ultra-sleek mermaid gown.

Expert Tip: We don’t have to tell you that wedding dresses aren’t one sizes fits all, but an A-Line gown can be flattering on nearly every body type, making it one of the most popular and timeless silhouettes.


Sheryl Giles Bridal Couture
100 W Pine St, Lodi
(209) 224-5793
SherylGilesBridal.com

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