Picking Flattering Wedding Dresses For Large Bust Body Shape

bonney 313 one shoulder wedding dress
The neckline and the details in this gown
takes the focus off of your bust.

Looking for complimentary style wedding dresses for large bust body type?

Now don't assume that since you wear a full cup bra you automatically are in this shaping. You can have a full cup bust size and not have a prominent bust. This happens more so with plus size women.

Typically, when you have a prominent bust... the bust circumference is quite a bit larger than the hip area. From your side view the bust sticks out "much further" than the abdomen.

Some feel having a prominent bust is an asset. If you feel this way, then you can use the suggestions below that you feel flatters your figure.

A lot of the information is here to help you draw some of the attention away from your bust.

If your cleavage is an issue with you...

You will have to pay attention to the neckline depth or choose styles that will still look good if you want to add a modesty piece to the neckline if it is too low. You will need to choose a wedding gown style that will look good with a modesty piece added to it.

"Before going to the bridal shop... to look for a wedding dress you need to wear a good supporting bra. If you are plus size or wear a full cup bra, you must buy the right bridal bra for support, one that works with the style of your gown."

Strategies: Create width below the waist to balance the upper body. Make sure the bodice section of your dress doesn't have details, that will make your bust become a focal point. Choose dresses that have details around the waist, hips and skirt section of the gown creating another focal point.

Best Wedding Dress Styles For Large Busted Women

It's all about the neckline you choose. Here are necklines that compliment a large bust...

  • V-neck or Scoop
  • U-shape or Square shape
  • Sweetheart or Keyhole
  • Off the shoulder necklines can be an asset for those who have narrow shoulders.
  • Halter necklines can look great on some who have a prominent bust.

Suggested wedding gown silhouettes: A- line wedding gown, Princess line wedding gown, Ball gown wedding dress, Dropped waist styles and Mermaid style with asymmetrical details

bonny bridal gowns 318 and 1304

"Bonny style 318 is a v-neckline with a full ball gown skirt. This design is flattering to large busted body types. You can add a modesty piece made of lace like the straps if you want to cover cleavage. Bonny style 1304 is a halter neckline a-line silhouette with side detail. What's nice about this gown is that the asymmetrical ruffles draws the focus of attention away from your bust."

Wedding Dress Tip

A word about wearing a strapless bridal gown... You have to make sure you wear a very supportive bra to look your best. Not only that... your gown has to have boning support built in it, the more the better. This helps the dress fit well and stay up and in place. For more about this read...

beautiful alfred angelo wedding gowns

"Bonny style 2166 This design has a modesty in place as part of the design with an emphasis on the waist. Bonny style 2595 is a strapless a-line silhouette with side detail. What's nice about this gown is strapless sweet heart neckline covers very well plus the asymmetrical detail all are figure flattering. Both are complimentary style wedding dresses for large bust women."

Kenneth Winston KA429 and Signature SP8367

"I know you recognize the dress to the left. It's inspiration comes from Kate Middleton's dress. This classic a-line wedding dress with sweetheart neckline style is flattering to everyone. The dress to the right has asymmetrical pleating which is slenderizing and detail at the hips that balance the bustline."

Wedding Gown Style Details To Avoid When You Have A Prominent Bust

  • High necklines like the jewel and bateau necklines... because they tend to make your bust look larger.
  • Avoid a lot of texture, horizontal pleating or gathering, heavily beaded or heavy lace in the bodice.
  • Avoid a deep plunging front neckline if you are going for a sophisticated elegant look.
  • Most empire waist style wedding gowns focus attention on the bust area, so this style may be one you want to avoid.

So when it comes to finding flattering wedding dressess for large bust body types it really depends on how you feel about yourself. If you are happy with yourself then you won't have a problem finding something. The tips above will enhance your body type.

If you want a bridal gown to minimize you bust ... in some cases, no matter what you do, you will not look that much smaller. The goal is to minimize the focus on your bust area and to direct attention to your face and overall appearance through details on the dress. If you follow some of the things mentioned above you will find the perfect wedding dress!

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