Choose an A-line fit for a pear-shape or apple-shape. One of the most important aspects of the dress is the fit. Before you go shopping, you should figure out what fit you are looking for. If you have a small bust and shapely thighs and hips, think about an A-line fit.
A-lines usually have a fitted bodice with a skirt that flares gently from the waist to form an "A" shape. They work for most body types and are a particularly good choice for pear shapes, or someone who does not want a tight fit on their lower body.
You can accentuate your waist further by picking a dress with a decorative element like a sash or beading around the waist of the dress.
Avoid a dress that is bunchy or overly embellished on the bottom half. This will make your hips and thighs look larger than they are.
If you have a large bust, you will want a fit that is supportive on top. You should consider a dress with boning or with a built-in corset. This kind of fit will give you the shape you want and will prevent any mishaps on your wedding day!
An empire dress is similar to an A-line dress, except that it cinches under the bust and flows out to make a floor-length A-line. This fit is very flattering on most body types, and is a good option if you don’t want to wear a tight-fitting dress.