Shopping for your wedding dress can start out as one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding but can quickly turn into one of the most frustrating experiences of your life.

When shopping for your dress keep in mind that different styles can help you create a thinner, heavier, taller or shorter look. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect dress to flatter you figure.

Short Thin Figure

  • Look for a shirtwaist or natural waist style dress with a bouffant skirt. This style will make you look taller with a fuller figure.
  • Your best fabric choices are chiffon, velvet, lace, and schiffli net

Short Heavy Figure

  • A Princess or A-line style dress will look great on you.
  • To look taller and thinner you should avoid any clingy knit fabrics.
  • Your best fabric choice is Chiffon because it creates a floating effect and will camouflage your weight.

Tall Thin Figure

  • A shirtwaist or a natural waist style dress with a full skirt will look nice on you.
  • If you want to appear shorter, look for a dress with tiers or flounces.
  • The best fabrics for you are satin and lace.

Tall Heavy Figure

  • A Princess or A-line dress is a good choice as it will slim your figure.
  • Your best fabric choices are satin and lace

Remember you are perfect just the size you are. It's a great idea to order the dress in the size you are now. If you lose a few pounds before your wedding, great! Just remember, it is easier to have a dress taken in than have an inch or two added.

Source by Jasmine Macdonald