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Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type: Hourglass Brides

Tips for Hourglass Brides

HourglassBodyTypeWell, well, well. How lucky you are to possess this highly coveted figure!

Only 8% of women have this body type including celebrities Marilyn Monroe (35-22-35), Sophia Loren (38-24-38) and Jessica Biel (34-24-34). Obviously, these women have equal or almost equal hip and bust measurements with an enviable well-defined waist. Hourglass is essentially the “balanced” figure with the width of the hips almost equal to the width of the shoulders.

If you’re a hot bride with this sizzling body type, here’s a mantra to live by: Flatter your curves, don’t flatten them. Chances are, your man fell in love with your curves, so he’ll definitely want to see you in your full-figured glory as you walk down the aisle.

Before we talk about the dress, let’s talk about one essential thing that is hidden beneath the dress – the bra. Whether you have full bosoms or more modest ones, wearing the right bra will not only give “the girls” enough support but will accentuate your curves and highlights your small waist even more.

When looking at dress style options, go for something that defines the waist and lengthens the leg line to make you look statuesque. If you have a pair of full breasts, avoid high necklines as this will make your silhouette imbalanced and make you look shorter. Full bosoms should be balanced with elongated neck so an open neckline will suit you better. On the other hand, if you have average-sized bosoms and relatively elongated neck, then you can go for high necklines.

As an hourglass, you have the benefit of wearing wedding dresses with a bit more flare and drama such as a trumpet or mermaid dress, although if you want something simple, a classic A-line dress will never go out of style. Stay away from ball gowns, empires and any piece that will make you look more voluminous at the bottom and ruin your perfectly proportioned figure.

Clueless on what to wear? Google Latina hourglass bombshell Sofia Vergara on the 2012 Golden Globes red carpet wearing a blue Vera Wang mermaid gown.

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