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Dress Fit Guide

A dress that fits your body type will not only make you look beautiful, but it will feel comfortable too. Use our guide to determine which dress styles work best for your body shape, whether you're a bride, bridesmaid, or mother of the bride or groom.

For more ways to look your best on the big day, check out our Lingerie Fit Tips.


Straight

Little definition between bust, waist and hip measurements.
Fitted sheaths play up your lines, while babydoll and A-line styles help create some curves. Look for dresses with decorative embroidery, gathering or small patterns along the upper body.

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Pear

Fuller at the hips and rear, and smaller on top.
Dresses with fitted, open-neck or strapless tops enhance your upper body and draw the eye up, while full or A-line skirts help hide wider hips. Darker colors camouflage your lower half.

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Hourglass

Curvaceous, with full bust, defined waist and full hips.
Wraps, knits and dresses with fitted waists enhance your classically feminine form. Look for adjustable-waist styles for the best fit.

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Apple

Narrowest point is above the natural waist, at the ribs.
Babydoll dresses and Empire waists draw the eye up, taking attention away from the middle and allowing a looser fit. Neck details also bring the focus up, while full skirts and A-line styles create an hourglass illusion.

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Full Bust

Bust measurement is fuller than hips and rear.
U-necks, V-necks and halters draw the eye downward for a slimming effect. A-line styles, full skirts and details at the hem help balance out the bottom half.

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