What Style Wedding Dress Should You Wear For Your Body Type

When you’re searching for the perfect wedding dress, we’ve found that many brides spend a lot of time thinking about what shapes and silhouettes will flatter their body types. And that’s completely natural! At Mary’s Bridal in Annapolis, we believe that all brides deserve to feel like a queen on their big day. 

Because there’s so much discourse around what types of dresses will be flattering, we wanted to create today’s blog post to share our perspective on choosing the perfect wedding gown. Read on for some advice to find your dream dress:



Finding a wedding dress is similar to attempting to find a needle in a haystack. It’s hard to know where to begin! What we want to focus on is letting our brides know that there is NO formula that says you should wear a specific dress based on your body type. There truly are no rules! 


The dresses we offer at our store come in so many different silhouettes, shapes, and styles, and there are endless options for you to choose from. What it comes down to are these two questions:


Do you want to show off your body, or do you want to hide parts of your body?



Ultimately, your measurements and body type don’t matter. You should try on as many dresses as possible to figure out what shapes and proportions you feel most comfortable in. You might go in thinking that you should wear a fitted wedding dress, but you might actually end up feeling more beautiful in something like a ball gown. 

If you don’t feel beautiful in a dress, you should try something else on! It’s completely up to your personal preference at the end of the day. Find the dress that contours your shape and highlights what you want to highlight. 

The only thing that matters is whether you feel comfortable and beautiful in a dress - don’t worry about the rules that tell you what you should wear based on your body type! 

If you’re ready to find your dream wedding dress, let the experts at Mary’s Bridal in Maryland help you -  book an appointment with us today!