Choosing Your Wedding Gown – For an Hourglass Figure

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trumpet wedding dress for an hourglass figure

This figure has a natural balance – show it off! Many different silhouettes – sheath, trumpet, a-line – will look fabulous on you. Choosing the right neckline and waistline are key.

Avoid high necklines, as open necklines like an off-the-shoulder are more flattering.

Wedding Gown Glossary

Accentuate your waist with a fitted waistline. (Natural waistline) Stay away from empire, basque, or drop waists. You want to accentuate your real waistline so stay away from high or low waistlines.

detail at natural waist an hourglass figure

A trumpet skirt or ball gown will also beautifully enhance an hourglass shape.

Avoid spaghetti straps, but if you want a bit of coverage or support, cap sleeves are a good choice.

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Jean

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Photo credit (trumpet wedding gown): AviviJ via photopin cc

Photo credit (natural waist): WinterStephan via photopin cc

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