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25 wedding dresses for the ‘athletic’ or non-curvy bride

Gorgeous gowns that look amazing on the athletic bride


25 wedding dresses for the athletic or non-curvy bride

 

Are you enviably slim but lacking curves? Check out these 25 wedding dresses that look amazing on the ‘athletic’ bride

The ‘athletic’ body shape is sometimes referred to as the ‘rectangle’ because the hips, shoulders and waist are a similar width. Typically the athletic body type is slim with an average to small bust, flat bottom and hips, and little waist definition or curves.

The perfect wedding dress for an athletic or rectangle shaped bride should show off that enviably slim figure, while creating the illusion of having greater curves around the bust and hip area.

Silhouette

Of all body types the athletic is one of the easiest to flatter hence a versatile range of silhouettes will look suit you lucky ladies. A princess-style ball gown dress with a fitted bodice is a great choice for the girly girl. Drop waisted wedding dresses such as the fishtail or trumpet can make a slim athletic bride appear to have a curvy hourglass figure.

25 wedding dresses for the athletic or non-curvy bride
Cabotine, Demetrios
25 wedding dresses for the athletic or non-curvy bride
Jesus Peiro, Dar Sara, Stella York

Love them or loathe them, peplum shapes are great for creating the illusion of curves. The important thing is to make sure the peplum is stiff and structured enough so that they don’t just hang flat.

25 wedding dresses for the athletic or non-curvy bride
Maticevski, Impressional Bridal, Alberta Ferretti Forever

Neckline

If you want to create the appearance of having a bigger bust, opt for scoop, sweetheart or high necklines. Bodices with pleats or rushing also emphasise curves.

Bodices with pleats or ruching can also create the appearance of a bigger bust.
Pallas Couture, Rosa Clara
25 wedding dresses for the athletic or non-curvy bride
Marylise Couture
25 wedding dresses for the athletic or non-curvy bride
Kelysey Rose, Kelsey Rose, Opulence
25 wedding dresses for the athletic or non-curvy bride
J Mendel 1-3, Eugina Couture

Off the shoulder boat necks also work well on ‘rectangle’ shapes because they emphasise the widest part of your body, making your waist look even smaller by comparison. Boat necks look great paired with a princess or A-line skirt as this creates a perfectly balanced top and bottom half.

25 wedding dresses for the athletic or non-curvy bride
Ronaldy Joyce

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