What Wedding Dress Will Suit My Shape

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Whatever fruity flavor of bride you are, pear, apple, advocado – check out these tips on what to wear

Transform your shape into a sexy hourglass with these easy to apply style tips

How to transform an apple into an hourglass

how to dress an apple bodyshape

What is an apple body-shape?

Apple body shapes may also be thought of being ‘boxey'. That is they have a short torso and as a result a less defined waist. They may have long slim legs and this is the feature we wish to highlight and capitalize on with the ‘apple' body shape.

Tops and dresses with a ‘raised' waist – usually just below the breast line that then drape stright down past the hips are great for emphasising the length of legs and minimising attention to the boxey middle.

Shorter dresses and baby doll tops with shorter skirts are perfect for also drawing attention to the legs while creating a classy top half.

Wedding Dresses for the apple shaped bride

These wedding dresses (all available in plus sizes) have waist lines that sit high which for an apple body shape help create an illusion of a waist and emhasize the slimmest part of the torso. The dress then flows downwards and outwards creating wonderful curves.

Stunning Tulle & Satin V-neck Natural Waistline A-line Plus Size Wedding Dress

Let's look at some reception, cocktail dresses suitable for the apple body shape.

You will note these dresses have a waist line starting below the bust and the eye line is drawn via design details to the legs, whether it be a split in the dress, shorter length, fabric folds etc. The upper half is also accentuating the bust line while again creating an illusion of a waist – by raising it!


Price: $44.99

Plus Size Color Block Tan A line Dip Hem Dress


Price: $44.99

Plus Size New York City Drapey Sleeveless Coat


Price: $44.99

Plus Size Gala Surplice Neckline Long Sleeve Dress


Price: $44.99

Plus Size Crossed Back Leopard Print Maxi Dress


Price: $42.99

How to turn a pear into an hourglassget an hourglass figure whatever your body shape

First things first it doesn't matter what weight or dress size you are, the body shape decides what the fashion rules are and these apply equally to a size 4 as they do a size 40 and so on. As such larger ladies can take fashion ideas from their smaller but similarly ‘shaped' counterparts and look just as fabulous.

What is a Pear body shape?

A ‘pear' body shape is one where the hips are wider than the shoulder and the waist is defined. Some may call this body shape ‘bottom heavy'. It may also mean being longer in the torso and having shorter legs. As such to achieve the illusion of an hourglass figure for a pear body shape the aim is to balance the shoulders with the hips and emphasize the waist. At the same time we need to work on giving the appearance of a shorter torso and longer legs.

Our objectives for creating the hourglass body shape are:

Create a broader shoulder line – you can achieve this with fuller shoulder tops such as puff sleeves and a rounded, square neckline. Avoid polo and halter necks and these will emphasize the narrower upper half of the body in relation to the hips. Patterns, detail and jewelry also create more definition to the bust and shoulder area. Off the shoulder tops are also great for creating the illusion of width in this area as well as being very sexy!

Reduce the width of the hips – A line skirts or full (retro fifties style) skirts and low waisted trousers, jeans  draw attention away from the widest part of the hips and put it on the narrower waist.

Highlight and bring in the waist – Belts, corsets, fitted tops.

Lengthen the legs – straight legged trousers, jeans are preferable to tapered, skinny ones which emphasize the width of the hips and shorten the appearance of legs. Darker colors are preferrable to light. Heeled shoes always lengthen the legs, but aren't always a comfortable choice. I find wedges and platforms the more comfortable option. Avoid ankle strap shoes as these ‘cut off' the ankles and feet making legs look shorter.


A pear-shaped bride can achieve a wonderful hourglass figure with full off the shoulder straps, corset waist and full skirt, A-line dress.

Examples of dresses that give  Pear body shape an hourglass figure

Fabulous Tulle & Organza Off-the-shoulder Neckline A-line Wedding Dress With Lace Appliques

Price: $528.32

Stunning Tulle Off-the-shoulder Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Lace Appliques

Price: $473.98

Amazing Lace & Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress With Handmade Flowers

Price: $453.98

Beautiful Elegant Exquisite Satin A-line Wedding Dress In Great Handwork

Price: $399.98

Pear to hourglass cocktail, party, bridesmaid, reception dresses

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Wedding Dress trends – train types 2015, 2016

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5 Types Of Wedding Dresses With Train


5 Types Of Wedding Dresses With Train

By Hera X

Are you planning a wedding and looking for a wedding dress with a train? Here are five different types wedding dresses with trains:


The length of the dress is relatively moderate and ideal for you if you are used to wearing high heels at work or during your leisure time. If you are uncomfortable wearing heels, this isn't the dress for you as it will be too long for you.

When you wear it with high heels, the dress touches the floor only a little bit. It's ideal for you if you aren't doing a too formal wedding.

Chapel length dress

This is the most popular in most weddings. The train is usually 1-1.2 Meters from the waist and allows you to easily step on the aisle more comfortably due to the amount of material that hangs down.

While this outfit is great to look at, it's not ideal for everyone. For example, it's not ideal for wide-bodied women as it gives you the impression that you have added a lot of embroidery.

Semi cathedral train length

The length of the dress is between the size of the chapel and cathedral dresses. The train is quite long thus you will have a hard time running in it. When trying the outfit you should ensure that you wear high heels. As rule of thumb you should ensure that you are able to walk comfortably without sinking the dress.


The tail length is usually 1.7-2.3 meters from the waist. You should note that most of these outfits are made for ladies with larger bodies; therefore, if you have a smaller body you should consult your image consultant and he/she will guide you on the best outfit to buy.

Royal train

The outfit is very common in royal weddings. For example, it was the one used by Lady Diana. The train is very long (about 3 meters) which makes any lady who wears it look like a queen. While the dress is very elegant to wear, you should avoid it if you have a tiny body. This is because it's very heavy thus can greatly burden your petite body.


These are some of the common trains found in wedding dresses. While trains make a wedding dress more elegant, they also make it heavy. If you don't want to be burdened, you should go for a dress that comes without a train.

We have plenty of high quality and fashionable wedding dresses UK. We also have plenty of information on how to find the right outfit for your body type. To know more visit us at http://www.msdressshop.com/bridal-gowns-c-31/.

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