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How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Dress For Your Body Shape

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At Bridal Musings we strongly believe in loving the skin you’re in. So, if you’re wondering how to choose the right dress for your show off your beautiful body, we’ve created a guide tailored just for you.

Your wedding dress is the perfect opportunity to strut your stuff and show off what you love about your figure. The fierce and feminine leaning designers at Val Stefani know a quite a bit about fit, and they’ve helped us put together the perfect guide to flattering your favorite bits.

Whether you want to show off your shoulders, or hug your curves, there are dresses a plenty to flatter your figure. Even if you don’t find quite the perfect wedding dress, many designers, like the experts at Val Stefani, can customize your design and fabrics to create your dream gown.

And remember, you don’t have to choose just one gorgeous feature, feel free to combine these tips to find the perfect, body loving wedding dress.

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Show Off Your Shoulders

Maybe you’ve got that sunkissed glow, or have been working those lat pulls, but never has there been a better time to show off your shoulders than now.

Wearing short off-the-shoulder sleeves like this A-line bridal gown, not only bares your skin but the sleeves draw your eyes up to your shoulder and your collar bone.

So many gowns these days offer showy shoulders thanks to a resurgence of hippy, bohemian bridal style. Pair your gown with loose waves, or show off a bit more by pulling them off your collar bone into a low bun or braid.

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Love Your Lower Back

When you do that three-sixty twirl, give your guests a reason to jaw-drop with a sexy, low back gown.

The great thing about low back gowns, is that they go with just about any fit, style and shape you can think of.  We’ve chosen a fitted gown here to really show off how sexy you can style a low back gown. But you bare your back in any style, try a flowing, A-line skirt, or a loose silk slip, you name it, you can work your back into it.

Expert tip, if you lower the hem on your back, and lengthen your train (as seen here) you create an even longer illusion of length.

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Highlight Your Waist

Bridal separates time!

Do you love your waist? Lucky for you, with bridal separates not only can you show off your midriff but you get endless top and skirt pairing options.

Crop tops generally come in all styles and levels of coverage, from little silk camis, to long sparkling sleeves. The bandeau with a high lace neck on this lace bateau top looks sophisticated and classy, while still sharing that bare mid section.

Feel free to experiment with skirts too, find a hip hugging fitted skirt or perhaps a layered tulle ballerina skirt, the options never end!

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Accentuate Your Girls

If you’ve got ’em, flaunt ’em. Hell, if you don’t got ’em, still flaunt ’em! Point is, if you’re proud of your chest don’t be afraid to show your girls off.

Embellished illusion panels are all the rage these days giving brides the option of going super sexy with totally sheer tops, or slightly showy with suggestive embellishment, you decide how revealing you want to go.

Choose a sheer top with beading like this scoop neck bridal top for a luxurious look, or choose an embellished lace number for a more romantic feel.

And please, wear the bra that makes you feel comfortable! Many illusion dresses will cover your girls in all the right places without needing undergarments, but you can also use this opportunity to show off any gorgeous, bridal lingerie you’ve selected just for the dress.

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Show Off Your Curves

Hello ladies, welcome to the Claire Eliza curvy club! No matter what age I’ve been, how much I’ve weighed, what athletic shape I’m in (sorry, so excited for once about my killer elliptical skills) I have always had curves. That big butt and small waist aren’t going anywhere. Boys always joked about them on the playground in school, but joke’s on them because they ain’t getting none of this.

A sheath gown is where I’m heading to show off my curves, not quite as tight and fitted as a column gown (although another great option!) but sheaths pull in at your smaller waste then catch along your fuller bits. Often, these gowns will relax at the legs, still making this an easy wedding dress to dance about in.

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Look Nine Miles Long

Whether you’re already a WNBA star or a petite girl like me, if you want to look nine miles long, go for it! When else can we walk around with a luxurious train following behind?

For instance, a ball gown that gown hits high at the waist, creates the illusion your legs start even higher, then extend beyond the ground and behind you with a train of your choosing. (Don’t forget your cheeky heels too!)

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Essential Info

For more information on where to buy these beautiful wedding dresses, head to the Val Stefani website for stockist and trunk show information. Their gowns are stocked worldwide.

Follow Val Stefani on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and Pinterest to fill your feeds with luxury and lace!

And be sure to check out our collaborative Pinterest board, where we’ve joined forces with Moonlight Bridal, the designers who’ve brought you Val Stefani, to share the most romantic wedding ideas and gowns.

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