Wedding Dress Advice for Pear Shapes

If you have a slender upper body with a lot of junk in your trunk (like me!) then you’re what fashion folks call a pear shape. This can be a challenge when searching for the perfect wedding dress because there seems to be too many styles for the pencil thin girls. When searching for a dress, look for one with details that are above the waist to draw attention away from your awesome hips! Here are some more tips for the types of dresses girls like us should be looking for:

  • Look for baby-doll gowns with empire waistlines. That way, you’ll have a dress that hugs your body at its slimmest spot. Or, focus on interesting necklines and detailed bodices that draw the eye upward because everyone should be looking at the whole package anyways!
  • When looking for wedding gowns, I looked for dresses with an elaborate one-shoulder neckline because this type of dress is a great way to call attention to your tiny torso.
  • Another option is a fitted bodice with a full skirt; this suits your shape since it helps define your waist.
  • Choose billowy tiers that will hide large hips in style.

ANN’S Dresses/Fabrics to Avoid:

  • Dropped waists
  • Slinky fabrics
  • Sheaths
  • Mermaid skirts

 Good luck ladies! 

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