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Whether you call your figure a triangle or a pear shape, the fact is your bottom has serious curvatude. Sure, you're no stranger to buying clothes that flatter your curvy nature, but now that you have an engagement ring on your finger, it's time to buy the most important dress of your life -- your wedding dress. You don't want your curvy bottom to be the center of attention on your wedding day, so choose wisely and pick the right dress that flatters your curves best.
A-line wedding dresses are one of the more uniformly flattering dress styles out there, which makes it ideal when covering a curvy bottom half. What makes this style so figure friendly is that it's fitted on your upper half and flares out in an "A" shape over your fuller lower half. When picking the perfect fit for your A-line dress, try it on and make sure the flare of the skirt begins above the fullest part of your body.
Empire waist wedding gowns are made so that the upper portion is fitted to just below your bust line. From that point, the remaining part of the gown is made to flow over the bottom half of your body and skim over your curvy bottom half. The skirt isn't the fullest with this type of gown, so if you are full figured girl with a bit of a tummy, this dress isn't going to do you any favors, and you'll be better off passing this type of dress over. The same goes for being busty, as the fitted top can make your girls look much larger than you may want them to.
Basque shaped dresses are a pretty, flattering style that works well to conceal bottom heaviness and curves. It's flattering power comes from the low "V" shaped waistline that will give your waist a long and leaner appearance. The waistline ends in a full skirt that helps distract from your extra curviness and draws the eyes up away from your lower half. If you are a petite bride-to-be, this style is tailor-made for you and will not only reduce the curves but make you look taller as well. If you're a tall girl, move on from this style of gown; it will only make you look taller.
If visions of a fairy tale wedding with you as the princess come to mind when thinking of your perfect wedding, a ballroom style wedding gown's the way to go and will work wonders for your curves. With this type of gown, the skirt is extremely full, which is a good thing in that it helps to camouflage your curvier half. On the flip side, if you are petite, you could easily get lost in the excess volume; if you're full figured, it could make your lower half look fuller than you want it. The good news is that you can limit the fullness of the skirt, which is the way to go if you want to get married princess-style.