Bridesmaid dresses for every shape

Each bridesmaid should begin the buying process by determining body shape.
Bridesmaid dresses for every shape
A great new trend is for the bride to choose a color and fabric and have each woman choose the style of dress that fits her best.
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The old cliche of ugly bridesmaid dresses is a thing of the past. With the abundance of discount retail chains that offer bridesmaid attire, the bride and her court are sure to find something that pleases each of them.

A great new trend is for the bride to choose a color and fabric and have each woman choose the style of dress that fits her best. This will guarantee that every bridesmaid is happy with her dress while ensuring the theme and color of the wedding is honored.

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Each woman should begin the buying process by determining body shape to narrow down the bridesmaid dress selection. Pear-shaped means you have a slimmer torso and wider hips. There are a few dress styles that will help accentuate your figure. The wrap dress looks good on this shape, but it may be difficult to find one that’s not too casual.

The perfect bridesmaid dress for the pear shape body is a deep cut V-neck, about thigh- or knee-length, with a belt to help cinch in the waist. Cute frills and embellishments can add style to this basic dress type. The apple-shaped body needs a dress that creates a waist. The best style bridesmaid dress for this body shape is the empire dress. The line under the bust line will give the appearance of a waistline.

Choose a version of this dress that shows some cleavage, which will highlight a good feature of an apple-shaped body. The goal for women with an athletic body type is to soften and give as much shape as possible. The best way to achieve this is to find a dress that can add volume to your body.

The perfect bridesmaid dress for this body type would be a strapless flowy frock with a thin belt. The extra fabric will give you the curves desired, while the belt will highlight the nice waist of an athletic body. Layered short skirts also look great on this body type.

The hourglass figure is the perfect proportion of bust and waist. Most dresses look good on this figure. So when shopping for bridesmaid dresses, you can choose whatever appeals to you most. The only tip for this shape is to choose more formfitting styles, so you do not hide your figure.