Short or tall, petite or buxom, you deserve a wedding dress that makes dreams come true!

Every bride deserves to look like a princess on her wedding day. It’s a dream so many of us have had since we were little girls imagining the day we’d find our Prince Charming.

Well, you must have found your Prince Charming if you’ve started falling in love with wedding dresses you’ve pinned on your board, which means you’re in for an exciting journey to the dress of your dreams.

Every woman has an innate beauty that deserves to shine on her wedding day, but to get there means finding the wedding dress that makes the most of your natural assets.

Doing research into the right silhouettes before you go for your first fitting is going to be a fantastic start to your wedding dress shopping experience.

Let’s look different body shapes to get an idea of what to look for in your perfect wedding dress.


A pear shaped body generally means that you’ve narrow shoulders with wider hips, bottom and thighs.

The best silhouettes for you to look at is the A-line dress, which delicately shimmies over your hips and bottom.  A strapless wedding gown is also a great option for narrow shoulders, while intricate, sparkling waist details will draw attention away from your bottom.

A dropped-waist wedding dress is also a great choice for placing the emphasis on the upper half of your body.


If you’re larger in the bust and mid-section but have skinny legs, you’ll look great in something like a sweetheart neckline and a V-neckline. This lets you make the most of your awesome assets!

You might as well have some fun showing off your legs as well by looking at shorter dresses.


If you’ve an athletic straight from the top to bottom shape, you will have the option of showing off a fuller-style dress, unless you’d like to keep it slim line, in which case a one-shoulder neckline or sweetheart neckline will create the look of a fuller bust.

Full figure:

Voluptuous and curvy can be shown to stunning effect in a trumpet or mermaid style, creating a slimming effect while highlighting the beauty of your curves.  You’d also look beautiful in an A-line dress with a low neckline to celebrate your natural assets!


Your curvaceous bust and hips that meet at a small waistline are perfectly designed to sparkle in a beautifully fitted fishtail wedding dress. A sweetheart neckline is also a great idea if you’d like to highlight your assets in a tasteful, understated style.

With a shape like this you can add touches like sashes and belts to highlight those beautiful curves!

Trying on a dress you’ve fallen in love with but doesn’t do anything for your shape isn’t a road you want to go down.  You’ll need a few hankies for the tears that this could cause.

The passionate team at Ever After Bridal invite you into their world of stunning designer wedding dresses in Cape Town, where you’ll have all the support you need to find a wedding dress to suit your body shape.