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 a pear-shaped gal, seek styles that highlight your smaller waist. Don’t know where to start? We’re here to lend a hand!

Keep scrolling to see which dresses flatter your pear shape!

Bride wearing a sweetheart strapless, lace trumpet dress

Anomalie bride, Lisa, designed her dreamy lace dress in a trumpet silhouette. Photo: Theo Georgiades Photography

Trumpet & Mermaid 

For the same reasons you can surely rock a pair of bootcut or flared jeans, these dress silhouettes will effortlessly balance out your curvier bottom half. For a mid-thigh break, go with a trumpet dress; if you wish to go with a lower flare, try a mermaid style. 

Bride wearing A-line dress with golden belt

Mary gave us desert-flower vibes in her A-line Anomalie design. Photo: Brandi Britton Photography

Circle Skirt & A-Line

These silhouettes will effortlessly flow over your bottom half while giving you the definition you seek up top. Something this flattering and easy can’t be overlooked! For a more flowy, laid-back feel, go with a circle skirt. Looking for more polish? Slip into a structured A-line dress.

Bride wearing a ball gown dress with an embellished belt.

Anomalie bride, Janelle, captivated us in a voluminous ball gown with an embellished belt. Photo: Let’s Frolic Together

Ball Gown

It’s the same flattering power of the circle skirt or A-line, times a million. Your waist is still the main attraction, but the puffier skirt provides a heightened result.

Bride wearing V-neck lace dress.

Alisha designed a dainty, deep V-neck for her Anomalie dress. Photo: Elizabeth Burgi

Let’s Talk Necklines…

Plunging V-necks, cowl necks and scoop necks will draw the eye up, which as we’ve already established, is a no-fail way to balance out proportions. If you prefer to keep with a modest design, try an illusion panel with your plunging neckline or go with a shorter V-neck. Side note: bell sleeves are particularly complementing on your figure!

Ditch the Rules

You might be pear-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 Theo Georgiades Photography


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