Photos: Wedding Dresses for a Ruler Body

Brides with ruler bodies look gorgeous and glam in a variety of wedding gown styles. Rulers are svelte with little to no curves, so the best dresses have a natural waist and slim skirt to create the illusion of curves, according to Monty Durham, star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. To accentuate a small bust, Durham recommends a sweetheart, v-neck or off-the-shoulder neckline.

Check out these 10 wedding dresses that flatter ruler-shaped brides.

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1David’s Bridal

This slinky strapless charmeuse gown gives the illusion of a small waist. The beading at the neckline draws eyes up toward your broad shoulders and face.

David’s Bridal, style number T3251, $499, davidsbridal.com

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2Romona Keveza

Create curves with this mermaid ball gown made of silk organza. The draped bodice and v-neckline adds shape to your bustline. The dropped waist skirt gives the impression of a curvy lower half, while the silk organza flowers adorning the skirt turns up the volume.

Romona Keveza, style number RK200, $22,450, romonakeveza.com

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3Ines Di Santo

A trumpet silhouette gown gives a ruler body type a fuller shape, especially around the hips.  This antique ivory silk taffeta mermaid gown with a mushroom hem and an asymmetrical strap – accented by a crystal broach – does the trick.

Ines Di Santo, style name Sorento, $8,900, inesdisanto.com

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4Ines Di Santo

Designer Ines Di Santo suggests wearing a wedding gown with straps if you have broad shoulders. This off white silk taffeta mermaid gown with rouching throughout the bodice and Swarovski crystal straps continuing under the bust add the illusion of sexy curves.

Ines Di Santo, style name Barletta, $5,500, inesdisanto.com

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5Priscilla of Boston

The combination of the open neckline, the ruched bodice that nips in at the waist and the fit-to-flare skirt creates an hourglass silhouette. The side bow also rounds out narrow hips.

Priscilla of Boston, style name Juliette, $3,975, priscillaofboston.com

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6Anne Barge

The layered ball gown skirt with tulle pick ups adds volume to your lower half, while the sweetheart strapless draped bodice cinches the waist for a more hourglass shape.

Anne Barge, style name Gibson, around $7,000, annebarge.com

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7Carolina Herrera

This silk georgette draped column gown is embellished with antique diamond broaches, which enhance the bustline and define the waistline.

Carolina Herrera, style name Audi, price upon request, carolinaherrera.com

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8Carolina Herrera

The empire waist adorned with antique silver embroidered silk on this organdy handkerchief strapless gown draws attention to the waist.

Carolina Herrera, style name Diana, price upon request, carolinaherrera.com

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9Monique Lhuillier

A corseted bodice produces va-va-voom curves on your straight frame. This ivory Chantilly lace corset features a sash and broach to highlight a cinched waistline. The lush frayed organza and feather embroided skirt flares out from a dropped waist to call attention to the curve of your hip.

Monique Lhuillier, style name Legend, price upon request, moniquelhuillier.com

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10Monique Lhuillier

This satin sweetheart strapless bodice creates an hourglass figure by cinching the waist and hugging the body while the ball gown skirt widens your slim lower half.

Monique Lhuillier, style name Simplicity, price upon request, moniquelhuillier.com

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