Most Flattering Wedding Dress Styles

Yep, you've got it. Now show it off with a gown that highlights your favorite feature.
by Heather Levine
  1. Sexy Shoulders

    The angled cut of a halter gown highlights your shoulders. Plus, it'll make your arms look longer!

    Gown by Carolina Herrera, $4,290, earrings by Diamond Ideals, $1,395, Austrian crystal bracelets, from $65, by R.J. Graziano; platinum engagement ring by A. Jaffe, $930 (center stone not included).


  2. Curvy Hips

    There's no better way to show off your shape than with a softly draped gown that hugs your hips.

    Gown by Kenneth Pool, $5,400; earrings by Baccarat, $425; platinum and diamond engagement ring by Diamond in the Rough, from $25,000.

  3. Graceful Neck

    An off-the-shoulder neckline highlights your long lines.

    Gown by Monique Lhuillier, $6,900; earrings by Elizabeth Showers, $2,640.

  4. Cute Butt

    One way to draw attention to your derriere -- bold, eye-catching details tucked just below your tush.

    Gown by Oscar de la Renta, $6,990; earrings by Timeless Designs, $1,089 (center stone not included); crystal necklace (worn as bracelet) by Azaara, $337; platinum and diamond engagement ring, $4,220, and wedding band, $1,820, both by Kirstie Kelly for Disney by Mouawad.

  5. Subtle Cleavage

    A sweetheart neckline, with its delicate dip, provides the perfect frame for your bust.

    Gown by Angel Sanchez, $6,996; veil by Bride's Head Revisited, $238; earrings by Elizabeth Showers, $980; platinum engagement ring by Bulgari, from $15,000. ON HIM Made-to-measure tuxedo, from $1,600, tuxedo shirt, $600, and tie, $115, all by Kleinfeld Manhattan Men; white-gold wedding band by Diamond Ideals, $700.

  6. Tiny Waist

    Accentuating this feature is a cinch (we couldn't resist). A banded, beaded waistline keeps all eyes on your trim middle.

    Gown by Lazaro, $2,541; earrings by Carolee, $24; pearl necklace, $195, and crystal necklace, $195, both by Mary Louise Designs.

  7. Toned Back

    What can we say? Grin and bare it with a sexy, deep-V-back gown.

    Gown by Angelo Lambrou Couture, $2,850; pearl earrings by Miriam Haskell, $180; gold engagement ring by Amanda Keidan Jewelry, $1,825; bracelet by Me&Ro, $1,585.

  8. Great Legs


    Who says your dress has to be long? A knee-length number will show off those gorgeous gams.

    Dress by Platinum by Priscilla of Boston, from $3,500; earrings by Judith Ripka, $750; platinum engagement ring by Kirstie Kelly for Disney by Mouawad, $4,220; shoes by Stuart Weitzman, $325. ON HIM Made-to-measure tuxedo, from $1,600, tuxedo shirt, $600, tie, $115, all by Kleinfeld Manhattan Men; shoes, stylist's own.

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