The cut of a dress, especially a wedding dress, refers to the shape that it will give it. The most common cut is an “A” line or princess cut, although there are dresses that the bride can use to enhance her figure and create the wedding dress she is looking for. Below we list a series of types of wedding dresses and in which types of women it is advisable to use one or the other in order to find the most flattering wedding dress.

1. Visit a dressmaker’s shop or luxury store for professional advice. Ask the dressmaker to evaluate your measurements so that the cuts flatter your figure. They have professional experience and are familiar with different types of dress cuts.

2. Look at a line of princess cut dresses, see if that style flatters your shape. The fit of these dresses is designed to hide a significant midriff and to lengthen the torso, while the skirt hides your hips. This dress can have a strapless style or it can be provided with straps or small sleeves.

3. Consider the mermaid cut on the wedding dress, trumpet or fishtail if you want a dress that fits close to the body, from the shoulders to the knees. The skirt tends to open below the knees to allow additional room for leg movement when walking and dancing. The top of the dress often uses a lace effect above the breasts to create a sexy look. This dress looks best on women with a balanced figure.

4. Choose a V-neckline wedding dress if you have large breasts. The upper part takes a “V” shape and falls down just before the waist. This lengthens the waist and properly supports the breasts. The bell-shaped skirt descends straight outward, contributing to the illusion that the waist and hips are narrow.

5. Select a round style wedding dress, if you want to see a very wide skirt, with ruffles and decorations. Often, a round cut includes a fitted bodice. This can be used by women with large breasts, although it makes the hips look wider, if the skirt has movement or a lot of decoration. Women with small breasts may feel that the skirt is too heavy and the top may pull down. This can create tension on the top during the wedding and reception.

6. Choose an empire cut dress if you are small and smaller in the chest. This cut meets just below the chest in a classic Roman style. This will tend to make the breasts appear larger. The fabric is often very soft and drape well. This type of cut can hide problem areas on the waist and hips, but it is mainly selected for its simplicity and elegance.

7. Try a sheath cut dress if you have an hourglass figure. This cut fits close to the body and shows all the curves of a woman. The dress is often sold with a detachable train allowing the bride to move and dance at the reception. Sheaths often have lace overlays.

8. Choose a dress with thinning, if you are a slightly chubby bride. The thinning movement gives a better figure and allows many brides to select the cut they like, without noticing the stiffness.

9. The traditional style wedding dress is the one that is tight on the torso and a flared skirt comes out from the waist. It is ideal for fantasy brides who want to look like a fairytale princess on their wedding day.

10. The A-line wedding dress is close to the torso and the skirt falls in a slight A-shape. Perfect for brides who want to look elegant.

11. The wedding dress with a Portrait neckline gives a very elegant and classic cut. It is characterized by the fact that the fabric surrounds the shoulders as if it were a shawl, leaving them slightly visible.


  • There are many styles of dresses with interesting and attractive designs. The front of a dress can be demure, while the back can be a bit sexy. This setting is often done for the more conservative parents.