Here at Anomalie, we believe there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing the right dress design. The right gown will be, unsurprisingly enough, the one that feels right. And what better way to highlight your favorite features than with a dress that compliments your figure? If you’re an hourglass-shaped gal, seek styles that play up those gorgeous curves by cinching your waist. Don’t know where to start? We’re here to lend a hand!
Keep scrolling to see which dresses flatter your hourglass shape!
Sheath or Column
This dress silhouette will skim your curves while highlighting your waist. It’s a great option if you love flaunting your figure but prefer to keep things simple with a chic, minimalist style.
Trumpet, Mermaid & Fit-And-Flare
These are similar but slightly different. The trumpet dress flares out mid-thigh while the mermaid breaks out at the knee. The fit-and-flare dress flares out higher, just below the hip. With these dynamic silhouettes, your curves take center stage.
Circle Skirt & A-Line
Love emphasizing your waist but prefer something more flowy from the waist down? Go with a circle skirt or an A-line gown. The circle skirt is looser and can have a more relaxed feel to it, while the A-line is more structured and ideal for a formal wedding.
Similarly to the circle skirt and A-line styles, this dress silhouette cinches your waist but it has a more dramatic effect with a fuller skirt. Dreaming of a princess-inspired wedding? Then this style is perfect for both your hourglass figure and your fairytale aspirations.
High-Low & Midi Dresses
You can always bring up the hem, too! Flaunt your gams with a high-low or go with a midi dress that hits mid-calf or just above your ankle bone. Keep in mind that if you want to stylize your frame, anything that hits below the knee is always a safe bet.
Let’s Talk Necklines…
It’s cleavage primetime! Yes, go for that V-neck, round neck or scoop neck, or even a feminine sweetheart that plays up your bust. If you prefer to cover your cleavage, opt for a shorter V-neck or split neck, or a higher round neck. You can also keep the deeper neckline and add an illusion panel (which you can top off with lace or other embellishments!).
Ditch the Rules
You might be hourglass-shaped but your body is 100% unique! Remember that this is just a guide and there’s a different sweet spot for everyone. Try on dresses to find that perfect silhouette-neckline symbiosis, and partner with your Stylist to create the look you love! Like we said, there is no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to wedding dresses. At the end of the day, what matters is how YOU feel in the dress.
–Featured image by Olivia Smartt
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