Wedding Guest Outfits To Flatter Different Body Shapes

Wondering what sort of wedding guest outfit is going to be most flattering on your body shape? Perhaps it’s an A-line number, an empire waist, or a fit-and-flare dress? Well, luckily, you can sit back and relax, because we’ve made it easy and done all the research for you. Read on for our breakdown of the best wedding-ready outfits to suit your shape. Whether you’re a gorgeous pear shape or a curvy hourglass, you can RSVP in something that makes you feel comfy and confident. 

 

 

Wedding Guest Dresses For Apple Shape Body

 

For those with an apple body shape, the key is to highlight your lovely legs and arms, and create a balanced look by defining your waist. Here are some dress suggestions:

 

  1. A-Line Dresses: These gently flare out from the waist, creating a balanced silhouette without clinging to the midsection.

 

  1. Empire Waist Dresses: With a high waistline just below the bust, these dresses draw attention to the upper body while skimming over the tummy area.

 

  1. Wrap Dresses: These can define the waist and provide a flattering V-neckline, drawing attention upward.

 

  1. Shift Dresses: These hang straight down from the shoulders, skimming over the midsection without clinging.

 

  1. V-neck or Deep Neckline Dresses: These elongate the upper body and draw attention away from the midsection.

 

Rose Gold Deep V Sequin Wrap Over Dress
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  1. Flutter or Bell Sleeves: These add a touch of volume to the arms, creating a more balanced look.

 

  1. Maxi Dresses with Slits: A maxi dress with a slit can show off some leg and provide a flowy, elegant look.

 

  1. Belted Dresses: Adding a belt at the smallest part of your waist can create definition.

 

 

Wedding Guest Dresses For Pear Shape Body

 

For a pear-shaped body, the aim is to balance the proportions by emphasising the upper body, adding a little volume on the top half to balance out your hips, and highlighting the waist. Let’s run through some suggestions:

 

  1. A-Line Dresses: These are fantastic for pear shapes as they gradually flare out from the natural waist, creating a balanced silhouette.

 

  1. Ball Gown Dresses: A ball gown with a fitted bodice and a full skirt can accentuate the waist while elegantly flowing over the hips.

 

  1. Empire Waist Dresses: These dresses have a high waistline just below the bust, drawing attention to the upper body and flowing over the hips.

 

  1. Fit-and-Flare Dresses: Fitted through the bodice and flaring out from the waist, these dresses highlight the smallest part of the waist while providing a flattering silhouette.

 

  1. Off-the-Shoulder or Boat Neck Dresses: These neckline styles draw attention upward, balancing out the wider hips.

 

exclusive-bardot-off-shoulder-frill-midi-dress-dark-green
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  1. Wrap Dresses: With a wrap design, these dresses can accentuate the waist and provide a V-neckline, creating a more balanced look.

 

  1. Cap Sleeves or Flutter Sleeves: These add a touch of volume to the shoulders, creating a visually balanced appearance.

 

  1. Dark-Coloured Bottoms with Lighter Tops: Consider dresses with darker colours on the bottom and lighter shades on top to draw the eye upward.

 

Wedding Guest Dresses For Hourglass Shape Body

 

For those with an hourglass shape, the goal is to accentuate the natural curves of the body. Here are some dress suggestions that can enhance and celebrate the hourglass figure:

 

  1. Wrap Dresses: These highlight the waist and enhance the curves, creating a beautiful, balanced look.

 

  1. Bodycon Dresses: Fitted dresses that hug the curves can showcase the hourglass shape elegantly.

 

Vesper Zanab Navy One Shoulder Midi Dress
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  1. Mermaid or Trumpet Dresses: These styles flare out at the bottom, emphasising the curves and creating a glamorous silhouette.

 

  1. Belted Dresses: Adding a belt at the waist can draw attention to the narrowest part of the body.

 

  1. V-Neck or Sweetheart Neckline Dresses: These necklines showcase the décolletage and elongate the upper body.

 

  1. Off-the-Shoulder Dresses: Drawing attention to the shoulders can enhance the hourglass shape.

 

  1. Peplum Dresses: Dresses with a peplum detail at the waist can add a playful touch while accentuating curves.

 

  1. Sheath Dresses: These can follow the natural curves without being overly clingy, providing an elegant and flattering look.

 

  1. High-Waisted Dresses: Dresses with a defined waistline can highlight the hourglass figure.

 

  1. Strapless Dresses: These can showcase the shoulders and draw attention to the balanced proportions.

 

Wedding Guest Dresses For Inverted Triangle Shape Body

 

If you’re an inverted triangle body shape, try to balance broader shoulders by emphasising the lower body to create a proportional look. Here’s our suggestions:

 

  1. A-Line Dresses: These dresses gently flare out from the waist, creating a balanced silhouette and drawing attention away from the shoulders.

 

  1. Empire Waist Dresses: With a high waistline just below the bust, these dresses can balance out the proportions by emphasising the lower body.

 

  1. Wrap Dresses: These can define the waist and create a V-neckline, drawing attention downward.

 

Julia Emerald Leopard Wrap Over Maxi Dress
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  1. V-Neck or Deep Neckline Dresses: These elongate the upper body and draw attention away from the shoulders.

 

  1. Off-the-Shoulder or One-Shoulder Dresses: These styles can create visual interest in the midsection and draw attention away from broader shoulders.

 

  1. Maxi Dresses with Slits: A maxi dress with a slit can add movement to the lower body and create a balanced look.

 

  1. Halter Neck Dresses: These draw attention to the centre of the body, balancing the broader shoulders.

 

Wedding Guest Dresses For Diamond Shape Body

 

For a diamond-shaped body, balance the proportions by highlighting the shoulders and hips while creating definition at the waist. Suggestions incoming:

 

  1. A-Line Dresses: These gently flare out from the shoulders and hips, creating a balanced silhouette while defining the waist.

 

  1. Wrap Dresses: With a wrap design, these dresses can emphasise the waist and create a V-neckline, drawing attention to the upper body.

 

Daphne Black Wrap Frill Detailed Midi Dress
https://www.silkfred.com/womens/clothing/dresses/bodycon-dresses/girl-in-mind/daphne-black-wrap-frill-detailed-midi-dress

 

  1. Empire Waist Dresses: These dresses have a high waistline just below the bust, drawing attention to the shoulders and creating a balanced look.

 

  1. V-Neck or Sweetheart Neckline Dresses: These necklines showcase the décolletage and elongate the upper body.

 

  1. Fit-and-Flare Dresses: Fitted through the bodice and flaring out from the waist, these dresses highlight the smallest part of the waist while providing a flattering silhouette.

 

  1. Off-the-Shoulder or Boat Neck Dresses: These neckline styles draw attention upward, balancing out the wider hips.

 

  1. Belted Dresses: Adding a belt at the waist can create definition and highlight the narrowest part of the body.

 

  1. Maxi Dresses with Slits: A maxi dress with a slit can show off some leg and provide movement, creating an elegant look.

 

  1. Flutter Sleeves or Cap Sleeves: These add volume to the shoulders, creating a visually balanced appearance.

 

Wedding Guest Dresses For Oval Or Round Shape Body

 

For an oval or round body shape, create definition at the waist while elongating the overall silhouette. Here are some dress suggestions that can complement and flatter this body shape:

 

  1. Empire Waist Dresses: These dresses have a high waistline just below the bust, flowing down to create a flattering and forgiving silhouette.

 

  1. A-Line Dresses: A classic A-line dress gently flares from the waist, creating a balanced look while skimming over the midsection.

 

  1. Wrap Dresses: With a wrap design, these dresses can define the waist and provide a V-neckline, creating a more elongated appearance.

 

  1. Shift Dresses: These dresses hang straight down from the shoulders, skimming over the midsection without clinging.

 

  1. Maxi Dresses: Long, flowing maxi dresses can create a graceful, elongated look.

 

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  1. Tunic Dresses: These loose-fitting dresses with a defined waistline can provide comfort while offering a flattering silhouette.

 

  1. V-Neck or Deep Neckline Dresses: These necklines elongate the upper body, drawing attention away from the midsection.

 

  1. Dresses with Vertical Patterns: Vertical patterns or details can create the illusion of length and a more streamlined appearance.

 

  1. Belted Dresses: Adding a belt at the narrowest part of the waist can help define the silhouette.

 

  1. Dark-Coloured Dresses: Darker shades, especially around the midsection, can have a slimming effect.

 

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