Thursday, August 21, 2014

Flattering Bridesmaid Dresses for Every Figure

When selecting dresses for your bridesmaids it is important to select styles that will flatter their figures. Below are some styles to look for to make sure your bridesmaids will feel confident and gorgeous on the wedding day!

Apple Figure - Broad shoulders with narrow hips and thighs

Full length or cocktail length dresses with one shoulder and square neckline details look best on women with apple figures. Fitted waist and empire waist silhouettes can hide tummies and look especially fabulous on ladies with this shape as well.

Featured: Alfred Sung D574 in Midnight, WTOO 788 in Plum, Jim Hjelm 5325 in Dahlia

Boyish Figure - Straight shape flows from shoulders to thighs

To compliment a woman of this body shape, try a gown with a feature at the waist to give the illusion of an hourglass figure & add more shape. Adding a wide strap to the neckline will instantly flatter this figure to the fullest.

 Featured: Alfred Sung D500 in Seaside, After Six 6651 in Charcoal, Alfred Sung D480 in Sangria

Pear Shape - Hip measurement is fuller than bust measurement

Pear shapes look stunning in dresses with attention grabbing necklines. And they'll appreciate the minimizing affects of a fitted waist & fuller skirt. Find a gown with surplice bodice detailing and you've hit the bulls-eye! Feel free to experiment with dresses that are cocktail or full length.
Featured: Wtoo 985 in Flora, After Six 6611 in Taupe, Alfred Sung D620 in Treasure

Hourglass Figure - Similar bust and hip measurements with a smaller waist circumference 

Hourglass figures look best in various necklines including strapless dresses, scoop neck and v-neck. Belted/fitted waistlines will fit this body type beautifully! A body hugging dress will also flatter curves in all the right places.
Featured: After Six 6683 in Charcoal Gray, Wtoo 434 in Brown Sugar, Jim Hjelm 5379 in Newport

All Body Types 

When selecting a gown for a bridal party of varying shapes and sizes, the fabric of the gown is just as important to consider as the silhouette. Chiffon can be a very versatile fabric for body shapes and can be most forgiving for problem areas.  Column shape or a-line dresses will flatter just about every figure.  A v-neckline draws attention to the waist and can look flattering on many body-types. Our Miss Ruby stylists are experts in this area so don't let all these details overwhelm you. It's our job to help you select the best dress for your bridesmaids of varying shapes and sizes!

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