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Shape Special: Slender Brides

Our editor-at-large Peta Hunt picks her 21 best dresses for slender, boyish-shaped brides...

Are you a slender, boyish-shaped bride?

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Whether you are tall or short, make the most of your shape by channelling delicate ballerina beauty, figure hugging sleek styles or shape enhancing ball gowns.

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Wedding Dress Dos A ball gown will make you look like a fairy-tale princess, while a sheath-style dress would be perfect for you.

Wedding Dress Don’ts Almost all silhouettes will flatter your figure, but stay away from portrait, off-the-shoulder, or halter necklines if your collarbone is too bony.

Look for A dress that will create curves where you don’t have them. Try a sheath dress in a wispy organza that’s cut on the bias, as this will give you a fabulous silhouette. Or look for a ball gown that cinches in at your natural waist and descends into a full, flowing floor-length skirt: It will capitalize on your slenderness and camouflage a lack of hips.

Keep in mind: If you have a small bust, look for a bodice with some ruching to create optimum volume.

Words by Felicity Landrock

Wedding dress pictured: yolancris.es

Structured Charm

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With its sweetheart neckline and belted waist, this dress will show off your waist and give you curves.

augustajones.com

Asymmetrical Elegance

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We’ve fallen in love with this draped column dress, and the single shoulder will work wonders if you are worried about a bony collarbone.

cymbeline.com

Piptastic

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No one can forget Pippa Middleton’s stunning figure at the Royal Wedding earlier this year. This dress is perfect for those with less curves, and great for showing off toned arms.

bhs.co.uk

Fabulously Regal

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You’ve got to love this show-stopping Vera Wang number. The huge tulle skirt adds a really delicate look to this Princess-worthy star.

Vera Wang at Browns Bride, brownsfashion.com

Lace Dream

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This high-waisted dress will show off a slender waist while the semi-sweetheart neckline will make your top-half look fuller

alfredangelobridal.co.uk

Something Different

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We love this dress, great for showing off lovely legs.

my-eden.co.uk

Vintage Pretty

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For a fabulous boho-look you should look no further. We adore the pretty lace edges and light gauzy look!

bhldn.com

Stunning Silhouette

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This pretty dress gives you curves in all the right places. Team with a fabulous feather jacket for serious luxe.

charlottebalbier.com

Gorgeous Gauze

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This fabulous frock is a brilliant way to make the most of your frame.

clairemischevani.com

Ruffle Up

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This layered fishtail is a fabulous shape for you, team it with a shoulder-length veil for a great bridal look.

jasminebridal.com

Silver Screen

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This elegant Jesus Peiro column dress is seriously Oscar-worthy! We love its high neckline and flattering skirt.

Jesus Peiro at whitemischiefbridal.co.uk

Princess Bride

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You’ve got to love a fairy-tale-worthy dress, and this ticks all the right boxes.

miasposa.co.uk

Grecian Goddess

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Perfect for a destination wedding, this dress will fall beautifully over your figure, team with some killer heels for a truly glamorous look.

matthewwilliamson.com

Waist Cincher

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With a waist that small and a skirt that big, this wedding dress will give the illusion of curves. Teamed with a cute jacket it’ll be perfect for a winter wedding!

ellisbridals.co.uk

Beautiful Bow

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This stunner by Olivia Couture will make you stand out for all the right reasons

Olivia Couture at blackburnbridal.co.uk

Pretty & Demure

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This gets full marks from the Y&YW fashion team. We love the structured column, the light over-skirt, the high neck, the cap sleeves…

reemacra.com

Slinky Does It

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The neckline on this dress is great for slender girls, particularly with the corsage which will draw attention upwards.

dessy.com

Sheer Chic

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This dress will nip in your waist and give you a fuller figure, we love the pretty lace sleeves.

rosaclara.es

Lace Me Up

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This ever-so-pretty offering from Elizabeth Fillmore is great for a slender girl. It will highlight delicate features and sit beautifully on your frame.

Elizabeth Fillmore at Browns Bride, brownsfashion.com

Shape Up

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Two for one! From the front, a chic column dress, from behind a fairy-tale ball dress. Brilliant!

ianstuart-bride.com

Not a slender bride-to-be? Check out our other shape specials for stunning gowns just perfect for you…

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