Wedding Gown: Flattering Wedding Dress for a Muscular Build?

Q: I'm in love with the idea of accessorizing with wedding gloves, but I'm not sure if they're right for me. I have a muscular build, large upper arms, and I'm only 5'2". Is there a wedding dress out there that will work with me and my wedding gloves?

A: The good news is that there are plenty of wedding dresses out their that will flatter your figure. The bad news: wedding gloves are not your best option. Since you are less-than-average height, you have to keep in mind that your arms are of less-than-average length. Wearing gloves will make them disappear! Stick to wedding dresses with short sleeves with a slight scoop or V-neckline or bodices with off-the-shoulder necklines. Both do a nice job of covering the upper arms and minimizing a muscular upper body. To add the illusion of height, stick to sheaths or A-line silhouettes with minimal fullness.

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