Here at Anomalie, we believe there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing the right dress design. The right gown will be, unsurprisingly enough, the one that feels right. And what better way to highlight your favorite features than with a dress that compliments your figure? If you’re an apple-shaped gal, seek styles that showcase your bust, legs and arms. Don’t know where to start? We’re here to lend a hand!

Keep scrolling to see which dresses flatter your apple shape!

Bride in lace circle skirt dress with long sleeves.

Anomalie bride, Kelly, gleamed in a waist-flattering circle skirt dress. Photo: Ashley Mac Photographs

Circle Skirt & A-Line

You’ll love slipping into silhouettes that define your waist without being too snug. A silky sash will always add a nice touch and you can experiment to see where you prefer your dress to nip. If you ask us, an empire waist is ultra reliable; try a sleek, layered design or a more structured fabric. 

Bride in cream, strapless ball gown.

Sigrid chose a creamy-tinted ballgown for her Anomalie design. Photo: Craig Warga Photography

Ball Gown

Since the ball gown dress cinches your waist, this is also a great choice especially if you go with a corset bodice. We also stand behind a good empire-waist ball gown!

Bride in her quarter-sleeved, tea-length lace dress.

Haley partnered with Anomalie to design a dreamy tea-length dress in lace. Photo: Nest Photography

High-Low & Midi Dresses

The best way to highlight your legs? Show ‘em, of course! Whether you prefer a little asymmetrical play with a high-low dress, or you want to keep it classic with a midi, this is a sure-fire way to draw attention to those enviable gams.

Bride wearing a cream sleeveless dress with a plunging neckline.

Anomalie bride, Caitlin, went the head-turning way with a plunging neckline. Photo: Dana Cubbage Weddings

Let’s Talk Necklines…

The name of the game is V-neck. Whether you prefer a plunging or a shallow neckline, it’s up to you! A cowl neck or scoop neck will also stylize your frame while highlighting your bust in a flattering way. Want to show your arms? Go with a sweetheart strapless, sleeveless or spaghetti straps. Wish to cover your arms? Just avoid puffy or roomy sleeves and you’ll be all set!

Ditch the Rules

You might be apple-shaped but your body is 100% unique! Remember that this is just a guide and there’s a different sweet spot for everyone. Try on dresses to find that perfect silhouette-neckline symbiosis, and partner with your Stylist to create the look you love! Like we said, there is no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to wedding dresses. At the end of the day, what matters is how YOU feel in the dress.

—Featured image by Nest Photography


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