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{Fashion Friday} Wedding Dresses that Flatter Your Curves

Some women have been planning their dream wedding since they were little girls but, for the curvier bride-to-be, there may be some trepidation when it comes to the actual dress shopping. However, there’s good news! More and more designers are embracing the fact that most ladies have sexy curves and are crafting wedding gowns that flatter voluptuous builds.

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The Lacy Empire waist dress by David’s Bridal will compliment your womanly figure with its fitted bust and high waist. The empire-style allows the fabric to skim the body and tastefully conceal trouble-spots you may not want to flaunt. The dress is similar to the traditional ball gown, but it lacks the lower waist and the puffy petticoats under the skirt that can add unnecessary volume. Many styles of empire dresses come with straps or dainty cap sleeves which can help with bust support.

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If your body is the classic pin-up girl style of the shapely hourglass, then this trumpeted mermaid style from Lucky Dress Shop could be the perfect dress for you. The dress is fitted from the chest to the mid-thigh and then flares out at the bottom; the broadening bottom will look with lovely with a train of significant length. Many mermaid style dresses are strapless, but others are beautiful one shouldered styles which will help give a larger bust some extra support. Directional ruching on the bodice can help flatter your figure even more. To get the most of your curves in a mermaid style, look for one that has corseting worked into the back.

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Should you be a bit mindful of your lower body and prefer a dress that will billow rather than hug, this ball gown would be a great style for you, found at Light In The Box. The ball gowns are fitted on top and flare out at the bottom, have built in bras will help support a larger chest, and there is often detailing below the bust in the form of a ribbon or jeweled belt to help keep attention toward your upper half. These princess-like gowns are perfect for apple, hour glass, inverted triangle and plus sized body shapes.

With the wide array of options that are available nowadays, there is nothing stopping you from finding the perfect dress that flatters your body and fits your personal tastes. Find the wedding dress that makes you feel both comfortable and sexy so you’re smiling ear to ear as you glide down the aisle!

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