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How to Choose the Right Bridesmaid's Dress for Your Body Type January 30, 2019

Midtown East, Manhattan
How to Choose the Right Bridesmaid's Dress for Your Body Type, Manhattan, New York

Every woman’s body shape is different, so finding a bridesmaid’s dress that will fit and flatter all bridesmaids is nearly impossible. That's why modern brides are encouraging their bridesmaids to wear similar rather than identical dresses in the same color. A few clothing alterations can make practically any dress fit beautifully during the ceremony. However, before having your dress tailored to fit you perfectly, it’s important to find the right dress for your unique body shape and neckline.

3 Tips for Finding the Right Bridesmaid’s Dress

1. When to Choose Strapless

clothing alterationsOnly a few body shapes look good in a strapless dress. Petite women with small frames and women with hourglass figures will often look their best in strapless gowns. Clothing alterations can be made to highlight each body shape’s best features. For example, women with boyish-shaped bodies will benefit from having a dress cinched at their waist to create an hourglass figure.

2. Why You Should Choose a Strapped Gown

Women with pear-shaped bodies, broad shoulders, or a baby bump that want a slimmer-look, should opt for a strapped gown. The classic V-neck style in strapped dresses can work with most body types. It elongates the neck and torso and creates an overall slimming effect that’s hard to ignore.

3. When to Choose a High-Necked Dress

If you want to counteract a long neck or face, choose a long gown with a high neck. High-necked dresses can work well for nearly everyone, but they especially benefit small-chested women who have square body shapes. Clothing alterations can focus attention on your height rather than your body type.


Bridal parties in need of clothing alterations in New York City will find expert tailors at 6 Avenue Tailor. This Midtown tailor offers 100% satisfaction guaranteed alterations, and with rush and same-day services available, customers will find the help they need when they need it. With competitive pricing and walk-ins accepted, there’s no reason you can’t dress your best for every occasion. Call (212) 593-1925 to schedule an appointment or visit them online to learn more about their clothing alterations today.