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Find your figure-flattering wedding dress, here

Text: Mpho Sishuta; Photography: IMaxtree

Finding the right wedding dress is probably the most crucial detail for any bride-to-be. The ‘perfect’ dress is about more than making a fashion statement – it’s about how you want to be seen and remembered on your special day.

Searching for the right silhouette can be tricky, and many brides don’t even know where to begin. So we’re helping you out with our guide to figure-flattering gowns! Find out which style suits you best, and say ‘I do’ to wedding dress perfection!

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Galia Lahav Spring Summer 16

Hourglass

Pick a dress that will accentuate the narrowness of your waist, with a fitted bodice. A trumpet dress will show off all your best bits.

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Alfred Angelo Fall 15

Apple

Go for an A-line dress with a dropped waist for a leaner look. This popular shape suits most body types.

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Amsale Fall 16

Petite

You can pull off high sheen fabrics like taffeta and silk. A sheath style is perfect.

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Anne Barge Fall 16

Tall

Choose a dress that cinches in at your waist, with a floor-sweeping hem, and a V-neck.

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Plus-size

An empire dress will complement your figure. Go for a waistline that begins just under your bust and flows into a full skirt. Sturdier fabrics like taffeta and silk are also effective as they won’t cling to your body.

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