Whats Best For My Figure

Basic Body Shapes

Janell Berté wedding dressIt’s always a concern, trying to determine what gown is best.  Choosing the right wedding dress shape to flatter your body type is essential for a stunning and comfortable wedding day look. 

Fitted and structured

Unlike day-to-day clothing, wedding dresses are typically fitted and structured, making it even more critical to match the dress shape to your body type. The right dress shape will highlight your best features and create a balanced silhouette.

Boost your confidence

A well-fitted wedding dress will not only make you look beautiful on your special day but will also boost your confidence, allowing you to fully enjoy the moment. So take the time to understand your body type and consider what looks best on your figure.  Your POSH Stylist will help you every step of the way. 

Hourglass Shaped Figure Illustration


You're an HOURGLASS if you have a well-defined waist, with hips and bust that are nearly equal in size.

Pear Shaped Figure Illustration


PEAR shape figures have wider hips and thighs in proportion to the upper body.

Apple Shaped Figure Illustration


APPLE shape features a larger midsection and waist, with a smaller bust and hips.

Rectangle Shaped Figure Illustration


If you're RECTANGLE shaped, you have relatively equal hip, waist, and bust measurements.


TRIANGLE figures have larger busts and broad shoulders compared to the hips and thighs.

Classic Wedding Dress Shapes


This style has a fitted bodice and a full, voluminous skirt that flares out from the waist. It often features a dramatic train.


This style is form-fitting and follows the natural shape of the body. It often has a straight or slightly flared skirt.


This style has a fitted bodice and a skirt that flares out from the waist in the shape of an "A."

Fit and Flair

This style has a fitted bodice and a skirt that hugs the hips and thighs, then flares out at or below the knee to create a mermaid-like silhouette


This style has a fitted bodice and a skirt that hugs the hips and thighs, then flares out at or below the knee to create a mermaid-like silhouette.

Each of these styles can be customized with different fabrics, necklines, and embellishments to create a unique look that reflects the bride’s individual style and personality.

Finding The Perfect Match

When it comes to choosing the right wedding gown style for your shape and figure, there are a few key things to keep in mind. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect wedding dress:

Know your body shape

The first step to finding the right wedding gown style is to know your body shape. The most common body shapes are pear, apple, hourglass, and rectangle. Understanding your body shape will help you choose a style that flatters your figure.

Consider the neckline

The neckline of your wedding gown can help balance out your proportions and accentuate your best features. For example, a sweetheart neckline is a good option for brides with a smaller bust, while a V-neckline can be flattering for those with a larger bust.

Choose the right silhouette

The silhouette of your wedding gown is also important in determining the right style for your figure. For example, a ball gown style can be great for pear-shaped brides, while an A-line silhouette can be flattering for an hourglass figure. A sheath or column style is great for brides with a rectangular body shape.

Look for waist emphasis

Emphasizing your waist can help create an hourglass silhouette, which is generally considered to be the most flattering shape. Look for wedding gowns with a defined waistline or consider adding a belt or sash to create the illusion of a smaller waist.

Consider the fabric

The fabric of your wedding gown can also affect how it looks on your body. For example, a heavier fabric like satin can be great for creating structure and hiding problem areas, while a lighter fabric like chiffon can create a more flowy and romantic look.

Try on a variety of styles

Finally, the best way to determine the right style of wedding gown for your shape and figure is to try on a variety of styles. This will allow you to see what looks best on your body and help you feel confident and beautiful on your special day. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and have fun with the process!