Pancitas or Thick Waists:
This dress has some gathering right around the mid-rif area making it ideal to cover up a tummy. The belted effect can also help out chicas who are a bit thick waisted by creating definition and the illusion of a defined waist.
Smaller Busts or Tummies:
This dress is ideal if you are trying to accentuate a smaller bust due to the gathered material, while the empire waist is super forgiving for those of us carrying some extra weight around our middles. The flowy design keeps it light, airy and most importantly comfy!
Galina Collection. Crinkle schiffon spaghetti strap A-line, mock surplus empire waist with beaded embroidery appliqué and sweep train. Ivory. $399. Available 6/1/08 at David's Bridal Stores nationwide.
This dress is fantastic for the chiquitas among us! The column shape helps to elongate the whole body overall and the clean lines won't overwhelm a small frame. Make sure your hem hits the floor and sweeps over your shoes to create the illusion of length.
db Online Collection. Made of multidimensional yoryu chiffon for soft, flowing drape. The twisted rope halter straps feature delicate beading and the surplice empire creates a beautiful bustline. $179. Available now online only at davidsbridal.com
This dress is great for those of us who have larger hips. The ample space provided by the roomy cut is forgiving. Look for dresses that have higher waists with a-line cuts.
Boyish Figures and Petites:
This non-traditional dress works wonders to create an hour glass shape by nipping in at the waist, and billowing out to a pleated skirt. The short length would work well those of us who may be a bit vertically challenged as well.
Small Bust & Larger Thighs:
This is another dress that works for those of who may be trying to find a dress that accentuates the bust. The strong shape and ruching along the bust lie draws focus up while the empire waist and fluid cut can help hide trouble spots for our pear-shaped hermanas.
db Online Collection. Strapless soft net over satin A-line gown with pleated bust and beaded empire waist. White, Ivory. $199-$219 Available now only online at davidsbridal.com
If you body is shaped more like a pint glass than an hour-glass you should check out dresses like this one that can help create curves for you on your special day. The dramatic detailing in side drape and diagonal cut across the waist helps to nip it in and define an hour glass shape, even if there isn't one there to begin with!
David's Bridal Collection. Strapless chiffon A-line gown features side drape, beaded lace, and sweep train. $399 This style just hit stores this week! Available now at David's Bridal Stores nationwide.
This dress could work wonders to cover up any extra libras you may be hiding around your tummy section, while the gathering, shape and detail of the bust area will help bring attention to your shoulders, arms and back.
Wide Shoulders or Athletic Build:
The halter top shape of this dress is perfect for chicas who have wider shoulders. The soft halter will help to bring a feminine touch to althetic builds and soften and minimize the shoulder area, while the criss-cross waist helps add definition.