Guide to the Perfect Wedding Dress


Every women deserves to feel beautiful on their wedding day but not every dress can flatter your shape to its fullest!  Find your perfect dress with our simple tips!

Pear Shaped:

A-lines will flatter your shape the most because of the gradual flare. You might also want to try on dresses with spaghetti-straps and/or a V-neck to show a more slender upper body.


Find a dress that clinches your small point on your waistline that will then flare out into an A-line. Ruche and lace detailing will create a camouflage illusion that will also make a corset effect. You should also look for a deep V-neck.

Hour Glass:

The hourglass shape is what most women are thriving for. No matter what dress type you chose, look for dresses that clinch you at the smallest point in your waist.

Straight & Lean:

Try looking for a ball gown that will clinch you at your natural waist and descend into a full skirt that will camouflage a lack of curves. You can also look for a sheath dress that is cut on the bias that will make you look more hourglass shaped.

Small Chested:

Look for a dress with more fabric on the bodice. The more detailing and fabric up top will make an illusion of curves.


Look for dresses with a scooped or sweetheart neckline that doesn’t show off too much cleavage but avoid straight necklines that would make your bust look bigger.


Empire waists that a skirt that starts right under the bust with an A-line shape will allow you to play up you shape. Avoid pleating in the fabric to avoid the maternity look and possibly add an illusion of more weight.


Look for a more simple embellished dress and silhouette. Make sure all your proportions are correct from your sleeves, waistline, and hemline. If not it may look like you borrowed a dress.


Look for trumpet, sheath, and modified A-line dresses with a high waistline. This will make your legs seem longer.

 There are so many amazing dress in NH shops! Even the highly sought after Maggie Sottero dresses!

Modern Bride & Formal Shop

Marry & Tux Bridal

Shopping Tips:

Schedule your wedding dress appointment early in the day to have a better chance of an empty shop and the full attention of your consultant

Make sure you love the top of your dress. The top of your dress will be what people will notice first and will show up in most wedding photos because people take photos from the waist up.

You don’t have to bring an audience when trying on dresses. This day is about you and what you want, don’t let their opinions skew your choice.

Wear a beautiful and perfectly fitted bra while trying on dresses. Not only is it important for fit but also you will feel good looking at a gorgeous bra between dresses.

Ask all the questions you think of! Your consultant is there to find the perfect dress for you, ask them every question you want answered!

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