Bridal Style Tips

How to Match Your Body Type to Your Dream Dress

As every woman becomes comfortable in her own skin, we start to learn what styles and shapes suit and what cuts to avoid. With five different body shapes, learning how to accentuate your best features through cut and tailoring is great and will make the most confident version of yourself shine through. Some brides find the browsing experience a little daunting, especially when they are not sure what they are looking for! A tip to making your bridal appointment the best it can be, would be to figure out a basic silhouette that suits your body.  This knowledge combined with our understanding of our dresses makes a perfect match for your first appointment with us.

As a helping hand we have broken down the body shapes and selected perfect styles to suit you.



Think Marilyn Monroe, think nipped in waist. With an hourglass figure it is very easy to achieve a feminine silhouette. As a general rule most fitted styles will really suit you without the need for structure. Any styles lines that accentuate your waistline will be uber flattering making you look even more the balanced 8.  

Perfect picks for an Hourglass bride: Rime Arodaky Tasha, Rime Arodaky Caplan and Pennington, Laure de Sagazan Verlaine.


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Tasha by Rime Arodaky



With straight shoulders, waist and hips it is all about creating a softer silhouette that creates an illusion of a smaller waist. With a column shape you have a couple of options to work with, A-line or a dress with a contrasting top and bottom with a definitive waistline. To soften your silhouette we are essentially trying to create a dramatic difference from the top to the bottom making your waist a focal middle point.

Perfect picks for a Column bride: Margaux Tardits Elvira, Rime Arodaky Sewell, Rime Arodaky Eddie, Laure de Sagazan Guibert, Laure de Sagazan Welles.


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Elvira by Margaux Tardits


Inverted Triangle

When your shoulders are slightly wider than your hips it becomes all about re aligning the balance. To create the effect of an hourglass shape we need to focus on adding volume from your waist down in the form of fuller A-line skirts. In addition to this, adding a slight sleeve can take away from the look of strong shoulders to help create a delicate aesthetic.

Perfect picks for an Inverted Triangle bride: Margaux Tardits Tarra, Rime Arodaky Delilah, Rime Arodaky Gavin and Clyde.


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Gavin and Clyde by Rime Arodaky



As an apple you will carry most of your weight on your stomach with your shoulders and hips being generally balanced. The aim for dressing as an apple shape is to eliminate any attention drawn to your stomach region so we want to avoid volume to make you look as smooth as possible. The less fussy the better as we want to keep peoples eye line on your sleek silhouette.  

Perfect picks for an Apple bride: Rime Arodaky Redding, Rime Arodaky Joss, Laure de Sagazan Montand and Rainer, Laure de Sagazan Drieu and Garbo.


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Drieu and Garbo by Laure de Sagazan



Similar to the inverted triangle we are looking to balance out the proportions and create the effect of a slightly more hourglass appearance, but this time in reverse. With larger hips than your shoulders, we are looking to create a slightly more structured look across your bust and upper body. As a pear has great shape on her lower half, so we really want to accentuate this and show off our fabulous curves.

Perfect picks for Pear bride: Rime Arodaky Buckley, Rime Arodaky Cooper, Laure de Sagazan Foster, Laure de Sagazan Astaire.


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Foster by Laure de Sagazan

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