The empire waist line dress is back and has become a staple among modern brides.

Contrary to popular belief, the empire waist isn’t doing the carb-friendly bride any favors. The extra material won’t do much to hide poundage in the middle.

The empire waist line loves a vertically challenged bride and can add inches to a “fun-sized” frame. The empire waistline is a classy choice.



If you’re the girl who planned her wedding day at age 9 and didn’t even hide her wedding board on Pinterest, a princess style dress is for you.

The cascading hemline is especially flattering for pear-shaped gals. However, for those of us with less fruitful assets a

princess dress is still an option.

The dress skims over hips and balances a heavier trunk. A princess style is great for any bride going for understated elegance.



The A-line glides over an extra-cheese waistline and your “fries with that” thighs. This dress

forgives the wrong curves and emphases the right ones.

The A-line gown is an equal-opportunity flatterer and is works for almost any body type.

If you don’t believe me, ask Kate Middleton, the Miss Universe of brides. In 2011 her classy A-line dress rocked the known universe.

Take a hint from a real royal and see what a figure flattering A-line can do for you.



The mermaid dress is a bold choice, but can be a showstopper if worn by the right person (the right person being a WNBA player  or Kim Kardashian).

Clingy bodices and a drop waists are the stuff muffin-top legends are made of.

The mermaid dress can be challenging for mere mortals, but with pilates and great genes, anything is possible.

Curvy brides should avoid tight styles, like the mermaid, and stick to more forgiving options.



A ballroom dress is the model wedding gown. If you have ever used the adjectives “poofy, floofy or pastry-like” in dress-hunting, or sat through an entire Miley Cyrus movie, this is the dress for you.

The ballroom dress is another  figure flatterer and works on most body types. This dress is a great option for lengthening a waistline or adding inches to a figure.

The torso-clenching bodice and full skirt lend to a feminine look. The ballroom dress is ideal for a girly bride.



The sheath style (also known as a slip dress) is a modern choice for anyone who has ever seduced James Bond or been engaged to Roger Rabbit.

Slinky and stylish, this dress throws caution to the wind. This is the kind of dress that wears you.

This dress is waist-free, meaning you should have joined that gym six months ago.

The sheath dress is ideal for petite woman in great shape. This is a striking dress that will definitely make a statement.