You wedding dress should make you feel like you. Why not use your wedding dress as the perfect opportunity to showcase your signature, ahem, asset? Whether it's with an elegant back, a plunging neckline, a cinched waist, or (gasp!) some booty-hugging magic, show off what you got! Did you spend the last year burning wedding stress off at the gym and want to show off the amazingly toned arms and back that came with that? There's a dress for that. If your booty would rival Kim Kardashian's in anything skin tight, there's a dress for it! If a tiny ballerina waist is what you were blessed with, there's a dress out there to perfectly cinch it in. Whatever you want to flaunt, there's a perfect wedding dress for you. Here, we talked to real brides about how they found the perfect dress for their body type.
All about that Waist
"My sister, a designer at Proenza Schouler, created my dress," says real bride Zoe Wendel. "I loved the strap that tied in the middle, it was incredibly feminine and flattering."
"Brent", scoop neck ball gown in silk faille with tailored bow detailing, Amsale
Wedding dress by Honor Bridal
"Hawaii", lace corseted gown with tulle skirt, Naeem Khan
"Carlton", organza with sweetheart bodice with princess seams, $1,450, Whispers & Echoes available at BHLDN
Proud of your Back
A deep scoop in back exposes an expanse of skin in a ladylike but also understatedly sexy way. Go for delicate straps, fluttery sheer sleeves, or an arm of lace.
"Amira", guipure lace and delicate beading, Rosa ClarГЎ
"Dolmen", V-neck and a tattoo back, Pronovias
"Avignon", cascading leaf lace bodice and tulle skirt, from $2,495, Watters
"Prince" top with embroidered butterfly sleeves and "Joey" crepe skirt, Rime Arodaky
"Ainsley", lace and stretch chiffon, Casablanca Bridal
Bust a Move
"The bodice was my favorite element of my Inbal Dror," says Christina Weaver, "but it was a little challenging. It was so sheer, I had it lined to avoid nip slips!"
See more from her beautiful Italian wedding here.
Style: 18-119, Berta
Style: 1804, ivory lace and taffeta ballgown with sweetheart spaghetti strap bodice and cascading taffeta skirt with horsehair trim, Blush by Hayley Paige available at JLM Couture
"Cassandra", Zuahir Murad Bridal
"Charlotte", Embroidered lace and illusion V-neck neckline, Maggie Sottero
Wedding dress by Justin Alexander
Stick to your Guns
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Brides Fran (left) and Lauren Sparks Fonacier said "I do" in arm-baring LWDs. "We felt like ourselves," Lauren says of the sleeveless looks. "And we usually don't do dresses!"
"Pixie", beaded chiffon with detachable straps, Casablanca Bridal
"Gemini", high-neck bias-cut gown made of seamless Vellan Charmeuse, from $1,450, Willowby by Watters
"Elin", lace, tulle and netting, Sottero and Midgley
"Kingsland", ivory silk faille fit to flare bridal gown with draped bodice, molded neckline and detachable origami half bow, Allison Webb available at JLM Couture
Show off your Booty
Choose something clingy to accentuate your curves. "I wanted a dress that I would wear, not a dress that would wear me," says Becky Hurlock of her Grace Loves Lace slip.
Style: 89560, fit and flare gown with beaded lace appliquГ©s and keyhole back, Justin Alexander
Style: VW351369, covered in hand-placed pearls with grosgrain tie, $1,098, White by Vera Wang available at David's Bridal
Style: T202005, embroidered lace and silky jersey, Jasmine Bridal
Style: 3101, sleeveless sheath dress, Allure Bridals
"Chloe", silk bias cut, cowl neck gown with an elegant puddle train featuring micro spaghetti straps and a super low back, Savannah Miller