Tips on Choosing a Wedding Gown for an Hourglass Figure

The first step in selecting what types of dresses you should try on is determining what shape you are. A woman with an hourglass body figure, characteristically, has a wide bust and hips that are similar measurements, and a narrow waist. Determining if you are an hourglass has less to do with your size and more to do with the proportional breakdown of your body. While this shape may be considered one of the easier figures to dress, women with an hourglass figure may run into issues as well such as not having items fit ideally at the waist.

Find a Style That Flatters Your Curves

With an hourglass shape, a dress that fits at the waist, bust, and hips before flaring off at the bottom will show off your assets in a flattering way. Mermaid, trumpet, or bias cut gowns are also excellent options for you to try on as well. The bridal boutique that you choose to visit will explain the types of styles best suited for your hourglass figure and the look you are trying to achieve.

Add a Beaded Belt

Dresses with beaded belts emphasize your narrowest feature and add a pop of sparkle. Try on a dress that ruches at your waist if you are not a fan of beaded belts.

It Is Okay to Dress Modestly

As an hourglass, you may feel pressured to show off your curves; however, it is important that you wear what makes you feel comfortable. There are beautiful wedding dresses that are both revealing and modest. If you want to achieve a more modest look, try on a dress with a scoop neckline rather than a deep sweetheart neckline. If you want to downplay your curves, try on a ballgown or a wedding dress with an A-line skirt as they conceal the hipline.