A nice beginning point is to work out what body shape you are. Most models you see wearing wedding dresses in the magazines are a 'triangle' shape, however the gigantic majority of us ladies are formed like a pear. One time you have sussed out the shape you are it will make the whole experience of wedding dresses 2012 shopping more fulfilling. You will look more beautiful and feel at ease in a bridal gown that flatters your figure and suits your body shape. So find your shape, find your style and let us help you find that dress! Pear Formed is the most common body shape.
If your hips are wider than your shoulders and your waist is shapely, then they recommend you opt for a full A line shape skirt to hide your hips with a strapless fitted bodice to show off your upper half. Diagonal ruching and draping on the bodice accentuates your waist. Empire lines are as well as a great option. Bias, mermaid and straight cut dresses will draw much attention on your hips as will gathered and pleated skirts. Hourglass figures have a well defined waist with an ample bust and curvy hips. In case you are a slim hourglass a fishtail shape could look amazing. Don't go for an empire line style which won't show off your best features, in lieu opt for a gown that shows off your tiny waist. Like a piece or corseted gown. An A line skirt, or dropped waist would work beautifully. Sweetheart necklines would emphasise your bust line.
Apple shapes are curvy and voluptuous, with full breasts as well as a round bottom and hips usually with a tiny bit of a tummy. To hide your waist and give you a lean look they would recommend an empire line gown. A princess gown will hide your bottom half and an A line bridesmaid dresses with a dropped waist in another amazing option. Don't go for a basque style gown which will draw much attention to your middle area. If you are a Rectangle shape your shoulders and hips are around the same kind of width and you barely have a waist. The kinds of styles that would flatter you include structured and corseted bodices with a fuller skirt to give an illusion of a tinier waist. In case you are tall then go for bias cuts and empire lines. Do keep detail either above the waist or below.