Summer wedding dresses depending on your type of body

Summer is here, which means the hunt for summer wedding dresses is on! Whether you are mesmerized by princess-style gowns or keen on keeping it simple, there is a perfect dress for your big day, no matter your body type.

This is what you should keep in mind this summer so you can say yes to the dress.

ABCs for summer wedding dresses

Getting married during the hottest months of the year should not give you cold feet about your dress. All you need to do is check these boxes for finding comfort without giving up the look of your dreams:

  • Light fabrics: find sheer and lightweight fabrics to keep you cool. Chiffon, mesh, lace and tulle can all do the trick.
  • Shorter hemlines: summer is the perfect season to wear a short wedding dress. You can go for a mini dress type of look, all the way to a below-the-knee fantasy. There are many lengths to choose from.
  • Breezy cuts: summer vibes call for making the most out of certain elements of a wedding gown. Experiment with plunging or more open necklines (even off-the-shoulder styles!), cap sleeved or sleeveless dresses, and even with open backs.

Most wedding silhouettes can be carried in summer fashion. All you have to do is dare to push the envelope with these tips in hand.

The best fit for your body (and the weather)

All brides come in different shapes, so there are plenty of summer wedding dresses perfect for you!

Petite brides can benefit the most from empire cut dresses, where a fitted bodice ends just below the bust line to let out a gathered skirt. This style creates the illusion of a longer body, even with a short hemline (talk about perfect for summer wedding dresses!). For floor-length, try a sheath silhouette. By not adding any extra volume, it will highlight your small frame.

Pear shaped brides can rock empire dresses too, because they conceal a wider midsection area while emphasizing the smaller bust line of this type of body. A-line dresses, which are fitted from shoulders to hips and then widen, are also ideal for streamlining bigger hips.

Apple shapes are very flattered by A-line dresses too, since they can balance out the midsection of the torso by having a fuller silhouette toward the bottom of the dress. A sheath cut can also work for you when worn with a belt to accentuate your waist.

Hourglass figures can showcase their curves with a fit and flare dress, also known as mermaid or trumpet dresses. This cut hugs the body down to the hips and then kicks out. You can also try a wrap dress to show off your waist.

Rectangle shaped brides are able to pull off most styles because their proportions tend to be even. Make sure you choose an area to highlight: go for a strapless dress to bring focus to your upper torso, or a shorter length to draw attention to your legs.


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