3 Wedding Dress Styles for Pear-Shaped Brides

No body shape is ever the problem — it’s simply a matter of finding the right clothes for your body type. And despite the emphasis in media of hourglass figures, pear-shaped bodies are one of the most common body types. This kind of body shape is when your hips are wider than your chest. If you’re a bride with a pear-shaped body type, you don’t have to despair of finding the perfect wedding dress. Here are a few of our favorites that flatter pear-shaped brides:

A-Line Dresses

Get rid of the idea of hiding your figure with your wedding dress. It’s far better to find a dress that flatters your figure, showing off the best parts of it. That’s where an A-line dress could be perfect. These dresses have a slim top and a skirt that flares out, much like your pear-shaped figure. You might choose an A-line dress that looks sleek and modern like this A-line with a pleated bodice or a more classic A-line gown with tulle or lace

Ball Gown

Ball gown wedding dresses follow the same sort of principle and, in fact, there is some overlap between A-line dresses and ball gowns. But they typically have a more elegant, classic look to them. These dresses are designed to make the bride feel like a princess in a fairytale. The skirts flare out, often made of tulle or some other puffy material, while bodices are often ornate to add to the magic of the design. Consider a ball gown with lace detailing and a chapel train or a more traditional ball gown.

Intricate Bodices

Often with pear-shaped figures, the focus goes towards the skirt, but you can balance out your look with a more intricately detailed bodice or an ornately cinched waist. A big bow at the waist will add volume to the dress, as well as layers of lace at the bodice. You might opt for this detailed bodice with sheer lace sleeves or, if you want something a little more daring, this corset top with a short, ruffled skirt could be perfect for a pear-shaped figure. One-shoulder bodices are also a great option.

Fan C Designs offers bridal dresses for every body type and size. To find the perfect dress for you, check out our bridal wear collection.

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