Petite Bride Silhouette

Angel Rivera- Gabrielle Gown

Here are some tips:

Hourglass silhouette – You have a defined waist and your hips and shoulders are similarly sized.

Gown types:  A-line, trumpet, or ball gown.

Detail option: Rouched bodice to play on your shape, embellishments to show of silhouette, and ruffles.

Pear or triangle silhouette  You have a small torso and wide hips.

Gown types: A-line, trumpet, or ball gown.

Detail option: Cap sleeves are a great way to create balance. Sweetheart and halter neckline draws attention to the face. Empire waist line draws less attention to your hips. Beaded and lace gowns elongate you especially on trumpet gowns. An asymmetrical shoulder (one shoulder) will give you more of a facial lift.

Apple silhouette – Your shoulders are wider than your hips.

Gown types: Trumpet, sheath, or ball gowns

Detail option: Fitted empire waist to create balance. Patterned lace or patterned embellishments along the dress to elongate you. A volume skirt and a drop waist.

Balanced silhouette – Your hips waist and shoulders are similar in shape.

Gown types: A-line and trumpet gown

Detail option: An halter neckline. Side drape on the gown. Randomly placed embellishments to carry the eye. A rouche and corset bodice. Skirt with pickup to create a waist.

Another thing to remember is that Spanx is your best friend on your wedding day if needed.