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Bridesmaid Dresses To Fit All Body Types

If you’re in the process of looking for bridesmaid dresses, you know that it’s hard to find a style that works for every body. Although there are some bridesmaid dress styles that are more universal, you can always choose to do mix and match.

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses not only let your bridesmaids choose styles they feel comfortable in, it’s also very on-trend! Need some help finding styles that work for different body types? You’re in luck! We’ve pulled together a few neutral bridesmaid dresses that look good on different bodies.

You measurements can be super helpful in figuring out what body type you are! Measure your bust, natural waist and hips with measuring tape at home, or have your stylist do it at your Brideside appointment.

Bridesmaid Dresses for Straight Body Type

How to tell if you have a straight body type? Your hips and waist are relatively the same size (they’ll be close in measurement) and your waist is not very defined. If you think your body shape is similar to Cameron Diaz, it’s likely you have a straight body.

What are the best bridesmaid dresses for a straight body? When choosing a bridesmaid dress to fit a straight body type, look for a dress with a defined waist. Some women with straight body types might like the classic elegance of an empire waist, while others may be more interested in a dress that creates some curves. We love how Brideside Cher (pictured here), Jenny Yoo Margot and Dessy 3021 look on straight body types.

Brideside Light Blue Bridesmaid Dresses for New Jersey Wedding
Photo Credit: Kayla Coleman Photography

Bridesmaid Dresses for the Apple Body Type

How to tell if you have an apple body type? Your ribcage and waist are wider than your hips and shoulders. If your body is similar to Adele’s, it’s likely you have an Apple-shaped body.

What are the best bridesmaid dresses for an apple shaped body? Empire cut and wrap dresses look great on you! They will give you an illusion of curves as they cinch in at the natural waist. Off-the-shoulder styles can also be very flattering and provide some balance. Our favorites: Jenny Yoo Annabelle (pictured here), Watters Aldridge and Brideside Brianne.

champagne and burgundy bridesmaid dresses
Photo Credit: Kate Parrish Photography

Bridesmaid Dresses for Pear Body Type

How to tell if you have a pear shaped body type? If you define yourself as “bootylicious,” you might be pear-shaped! Pear-shaped bodies have smaller shoulder and chest regions and are curvier in the hips and thighs. You’re in great company! Celebrities like Beyonce or Kim Kardashian share your body type.

What are the best bridesmaid dresses for a pear shaped body? A-lines, fit-and-flare and wrap dresses love amazing on you! You might want to consider something with a little ruffle or ruching on top to provide some balance. We love the Jenny Yoo Faye, (pictured here) Aura Thea and Watters Karen.

Jenny Yoo Faye bridesmaid dresse
Photo Credit: Teale Photography

Bridesmaid Dresses for Hourglass Body Type

How to tell if you have an hourglass-shaped body type?  If your shoulders and hips are close to the same size and your waist is very defined, you probably have an hourglass-shaped body. Celebrities like Scarlett Johansson or Sofia Vergara have hourglass body types.

What are the best bridesmaid dresses for a hourglass shaped body? Body-hugging dresses, with v-neck lines or sweetheart necklines look phenomenal on hourglass body types. We recommend a bridesmaid dress with a structured silhouette for for hourglass figures like Dessy 3012 (pictured here) or Amsale Carter, but if you are more comfortable with loose dresses, we recommend choosing a dress with a form-fitting bodice like Brideside Viola.

off-the-shoulder-white bridesmaid dresses from Brideside
Photo Credit: Stan Lo Photography

Bridesmaid Dresses for Inverted Triangle Body Type

How to tell if you have an inverted triangle shaped body type?  Your bust is the most prominent measurement. If the top portion of your body is larger than the bottom part of your body, you likely have an inverted triangle shaped body. Celebs like Angelina Jolie and Naomi Campbell share this body type. An easy way to tell is if your shirt size is larger than your pants size.

What are the best bridesmaid dresses for an inverted triangle shaped body? We recommend choosing an a-line bridesmaid dress or dress with voluminous skirt if you have an inverted triangle figure. Show off your figure with a flattering style like Brideside Mary Kate or Jenny Yoo Cassie. People with inverted body types can also wear voluminous skirts like Watters Desiree (pictured here).

Photo Credit: Collin Ritchie Photo

Still not sure which types of bridesmaid dresses would look the best on your body type? Sign up for a free bridesmaid dress stylist today.

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