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The best wedding dresses for hourglass figures
If you’re lucky enough to have a stunning hourglass figure then the world is your oyster when it comes to finding a fabulous dress.
Make a beeline for the silhouettes that make the best wedding dresses for hourglass figures. A-line, sheath, ballgown and mermaid styles will all enhance glorious curves and make the most of your beautiful shape.
These silhouettes help to create balanced proportions by flaring out at the waist or hips and fitting snugly across your middle. This draws attention to great curves while disguising any lumps and bumps. Lace-up backs are also ideal, as they help to define your waistline and allow you to loosen or tighten your dress to suit your style and your figure.
Our Bridal Experts have all the tips and styling advice you could need, so head to your nearest store and they will help you find the perfect design to suit your shape. They’ve also put together a selection of hourglass-friendly designs below, so you can start your dream dress search right now!
A simple mermaid…
This clean-cut mermaid style is ideal for curvy brides. It’s been designed to elongate the body, with elegant seams that draw the eye down the length of the dress, slimming and contouring the waistline as they go.
There are also contemporary geometric seams across the side of the bodice and a high sweetheart neckline for plenty of support and coverage.
At the back, a sophisticated row of covered buttons leads all the way down to the glossy train. And, don't forget, the glamorous shimmering Mikado fabric, which will ensure all eyes are on you!
For understated elegance, try adding a subtle touch of sparkle at the waistline and a pair of statement earrings. Alternatively, to create two looks in one, Tate is the perfect match for our glamorous faux fur Gia jacket.
A lace mermaid…
Kelsey has all the flattering attributes of a fitted mermaid style as well as breathtaking statement lace. This wow-factor design features incredible corded lace appliqués with subtle sparkle from top to toe.
Then turn around and you’ll reveal the striking illusion back with ornate swirls and leaves running down the centre.
The classic V-neckline is super flattering and the skirt skims the hips beautifully before flaring out in layers of delightful, rippling tulle. Perfection for hourglass brides!
A dress like this can handle a little more detail. So, try it with our glittering Sapphire belt and gorgeous Odetta hair comb. Our sparkling Bellatrix veil, with beautiful iridescent teardrop crystals, is also a great match.
A stunning sheath…
Sheath or column wedding dresses are great for brides who want to show off their curves and beautiful Kenzie is no exception. This design’s narrow fitted silhouette flows straight down with just a gentle flare at the hem.
It's the amazing 3D floral appliqués that will get all the attention though, leaving the flattering cut to quietly do its thing! They give the design definition and a rich texture, alongside a cobweb lace underlayer for even more depth and detail.
The bodice features on-trend exposed boning, which highlights the lace even more. The 3D flowers have also been carefully placed to draw attention to the sweetheart neckline and show off every contour.
The dress fits perfectly across the hips, thanks to pretty covered buttons, then flares out into the delightful skirt. Wear this with our clever Wunderskirt for comfort and volume. Plus, if you’d prefer a style with straps, add our pretty lace Kora straps to create a unique look.
A dazzling ballgown…
Finally, we have gorgeous Marianne, one of our Platinum Edition designs. It combines a beautiful ballgown skirt with delicately detailed lace for a look that’s super romantic.
Exquisite floral lace covers the bodice and the three-quarter-length sleeves and there’s a striking plunging neckline, edged with delicate eyelash lace. There's also a discreet illusion panel for plenty of coverage.
At the back there’s even more illusion lace and a neat row of covered buttons leading the eye down to the A-line skirt, made from super soft tulle. The full skirt is a dream for accentuating curves, as it creates a narrow waist before flaring out magnificently.
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