Based on feedback from our amazing bridesmaids and stylists, we've gathered some helpful feedback that should help you find some styles you may like based off of body shape and such.
Please keep in mind that these are just recommendations, not guidelines, so if you like a style not recommended on this list, definitely give it a try and order some samples (found here for US and here for CA customers)! It may be just perfect for you!
If you have an apple shape, your shoulder's are broader than your hips and you may carry more weight in your middle. Some styles that tend to be most flattering for your shape include empire waisted styles, V-necklines, and Sweetheart necklines. Styles with with cascading ruffles and an A-line silhouette are also especially flattering.
We would recommend the following styles based off of the above information:
Styles that generally flatter bigger busted ladies are styles with sweetheart and v-necklines. Higher necklines can cause the bust to look bigger, less shapely, and make the waist look less narrow. A-line styles that you would recommend for somebody with an hourglass shape may be most flattering:
Ladies with broader shoulders should stay away from styles with thin straps no no straps at all as these can can make their shoulders look broader than they are. Styles with thicker straps will help to balance them out a bit more (styles with V-neckline can also be flattering) and some styles to recommend include:
An hourglass shape means that you have a fuller bust and hips but a narrower waist. Some styles that tend to be most flattering for your shape include those with v-necklines or sweetheart necklines. Styles that have well defined waistlines (with belts and sashes) are also good.
Some styles that we would recommend based off of this information include:
To be pear shaped means that your waist and hips are wider than your bust. You also tend to have fuller hips. Some styles that tend to be most flattering for your shape are those with plunging necklines. And some styles that we would recommend based off of this information include:
Styles with peaked waistlines, empire waistlines, and side gatherings are generally going to be more flattering for a plus size customer. V-necklines may also be more flattering, especially if she is busty:
A rectangle shape means that your proportions are evenly distributed between your bust, waist, and hips. A variety of styles will flatter this body shape but some of our favorites to recommend have peaked waistlines (or what looks like an upside down V at the waist) and high necklines.
Some of these styles include:
Styles with empire waistlines are generally a better option for customers who have a longer or shorter torso as these styles are fitted at the under-bust instead of the waist, which may be higher or lower on the customer than what the style is designed for. Below are some examples:
Styles that have undefined or peaked waistlines (upside down V) can also be more flattering.