Photos: Wedding Dresses for an Inverted Triangle Body

When it comes to choosing your wedding gown, it’s all about creating balance. Inverted triangle types look best in wedding dresses with a voluminous skirt, suggests Julie Sabatino, owner of The Stylish Bride. To accentuate your slim waistline, add a belt or sash. Not into ball gowns? Try a fun and flirty short wedding dress that shows off your trim legs.

Check out these 11 wedding dresses that flatter brides with an inverted triangle figure.

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1Oleg Cassini Collection at David’s Bridal

The soft sweetheart neckline on this tea-length tulle embroidered gown slims your top half and creates a balanced and elegant look.

Oleg Cassini Collection at David’s Bridal, style number CPK437, $650, davidsbridal.com

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2Ines Di Santo

Balance broad shoulders with a full ball gown skirt. This sable Chantilly lace dropped waist gown has a deep sweetheart neckline and gold crystals lightly scattered throughout the bust and intricately patterned hem. The dress is topped with a shoulder-slimming high neck Chantilly lace bolero.

Ines Di Santo, style name Alessandria, $10,300, inesdisanto.com

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3Ines Di Santo

This off white, silk shantung dropped waist ball gown with an intricately beaded, tank-style corseted bodice and peek-a-boo tulle skirt balances your bodice with your narrower hips.

Ines Di Santo, style name Ferarra, $8,700, inesdisanto.com

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4Melissa Sweet at Priscilla of Boston

The vertically ruched bodice and a slightly dropped waist lengthens your torso. The skirt is fitted at the high hip and opens gradually to a tufted full skirt, adding volume to balance broad shoulders. The neckline is slightly scooped to add a flattering feminine touch.

Melissa Sweet at Priscilla of Boston, style name Inez, $4,375, priscillaofboston.com

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5Anne Barge

Balance your broader top half with a full skirt, such as this silk satin organza pick up ball gown. The v-neck bodice is Alencon lace with a satin ruched sash to accentuate your waist.

Anne Barge, style name Peyton, around $3,000, annebarge.com

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6Oscar de la Renta

Add volume to your narrow lower half with this cascading ruffle skirt made of structured layers of silk faille fabric.

Oscar de la Renta, style name Marija, price upon request, oscardelarenta.com

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The tulle petal-detailed short overskirt (or peplum) on this lush nude strapless organza ball gown adds fullness to your hips and thighs, balancing a broader upper body.

Vera Wang, price upon request, verawang.com

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7Elizabeth Fillmore

A short overskirt, or peplum – one of the season’s biggest trends – adds volume to narrow hips. This peplum is made of tulle below an eye-catching silk strapless bodice with floral embroidery.

Elizabeth Fillmore, style name Nuria, $6,050, elizabethfillmorebridal.com

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8Rivini

Balance broad shoulders with a voluminous ball gown skirt like this one created with cascading layers of organza. The fitted bodice focuses the attention to your slim waistline.

Rivini, style name Davina, $8,500, rivini.com

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9Alfred Angelo

This voluminous organza ball gown skirt, along with the sweetheart neckline, helps balance out a broader top by minimizing the width of your shoulders.

Alfred Angelo, style number 2281, $899, alfredangelo.com

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10Alfred Angelo

The illusion cap sleeves on this taffeta, empire waist, A-line gown draws attention away from broad shoulders. The A-line skirt also lengthens your figure. The elongated bodice with beading highlights your trim waist and hips and creates a lean line.

Alfred Angelo, style number 2229, $1,199, alfredangelo.com

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