Hello brides-to-be! If you’ve got what’s referred to as a “sporty” build, you’re probably shopping for wedding dresses that show off your shoulders and arms while adding flattering angles to your figure. So good news! We present these fit-and-flare wedding dresses for athletic body types for your consideration.
We promise that these styles will play up your curves, work with your height (short or tall), complement your shoulders and waistline, and show off your favorite athletic features for your best bridal beauty look ever. Keep scrolling!
Halter-Back Wedding Dress: Anthony by Sottero and Midgley
For a simple yet high-impact statement, consider a minimalist wedding dress with a halter back that shows off your shoulders, cinches your waistline, and adds natural curvature to your hips and booty.
Anthony by Sottero and Midgley feels like a dream to wear with its “scuba crepe” lining that supports and slenderizes. It also looks effortlessly chic for a variety of modern and romantic wedding visions. Divine!
Flattering Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dresses: Giana and Giana Lynette by Maggie Sottero
Wanting floral themes for your spring or summer celebration? Step into this nature-inspired mermaid wedding dress for an utterly feminine aesthetic! This soft yet sexy bridal gown features a fitted bodice, creating an hourglass effect in your bust, waistline, and hips, while delicate lace motifs drift into a relaxed skirt and stunning petal-shaped train.
The back on Giana by Maggie Sottero is especially suited for square body types, as the low back meets a higher skirt to create a booty-boosting silhouette. And the best part? This gown’s sister style, Giana Lynette, adds coverage and support for all shapes and sizes. Magic!
Keyhole Back Wedding Gown: Elizabetta by Rebecca Ingram
If you’ve got a slender, straight, or square-shaped frame, the key to creating a flattering bridal look is to play up your best angles. For example, this lovely fit-and-flare wedding dress features an illusion bodice with a plunging neckline. This is a great way to elongate a square torso, or gracefully complement a tall build.
Elizabetta by Rebecca Ingram also features a sexy keyhole back, which creates the illusion of curves by showing off your shoulders while narrowing in at the waist. Perfection!
3-D Floral Mermaid Bridal Gown: Cruz by Sottero and Midgley
For athletic brides looking to indulge in a unique and couture aesthetic, consider 3-D floral motifs drifting over slinky layers and delicate beading.
The detachable illusion lace puff sleeves on this mermaid wedding dress provide a customizable look for a ceremony/reception change-up, while the long illusion lace train flatters a sporty silhouette. Cruz by Sottero and Midgley truly stands out from your everyday gym or leisure wear!
Modest Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress: Marietta by Maggie Sottero
Modest wedding dresses can be tricky with an athletic body type, as demure sleeves and full-coverage bodices are often designed to disguise curves rather than amplify them. For the perfect balance of tailoring, support, and romantic styling, consider this lightweight and flirty fit-and-flare wedding dress in soft lace and geometric motifs.
Marietta by Maggie Sottero is lined with jersey to hug and enhance your curves, while strategically-placed horizontal lines draw the eye to your collarbone, waistline, and narrowest part of your hips. Win-win!
Sexy Sheath Wedding Dress: Carmen by Rebecca Ingram
For a simple yet sexy look, consider a mermaid-meets-sheath silhouette with a lingerie-inspired bodice and delicate tulle overskirt.
This affordable sexy sheath wedding dress shows off your back and elongates your frame—a divine choice for petite brides with broad or sporty figures. To browse more budget-friendly wedding dresses like Carmen by Rebecca Ingram, visit our affordable wedding dresses page!
Shimmery Sheath Wedding Dress: Edmund by Sottero and Midgley
Ask any stylist—texture and shimmer are fabulous ways to add visual interest to your silhouette! Check out this dazzling lace wedding dress for chic bridal inspiration.
The illusion plunging neckline and illusion back on this bridal gown play up your bodice and waistline, while delicate beaded lace motifs dance over your collarbones and shoulders. Edmund by Sottero and Midgley is chic, sexy, and oh-so-flattering for your athletic figure!
Flattering Fit-and-Flare Bridal Dresses with Corset: Clarette and Clarette Anne by Maggie Sottero
Say hello to our favorite feature on a mermaid wedding gown—the signature Maggie Sottero corset! This strapless wedding dress shows off your toned shoulders and arms, while flattering your natural silhouette with a formfitting corset closure.
Clarette by Maggie Sottero is the perfect way to show off your figure without losing comfort or mobility. And if you’re looking for a little extra glam, consider Clarette Anne, which features a statement extended lace train. Ooh la la!
Affordable Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dresses: Daphne and Daphne Lynette by Rebecca Ingram
Check out the delicate cap-sleeves on these fit-and-flare wedding gowns for sweet, chic, and ultra-girly brides! The sweetheart meets off-the-shoulder neckline flatters your décolletage, while the soft fit-and-flare silhouette amps up your curves and elongates an athletic build.
Daphne by Rebecca Ingram is perfect for brides who tend to feel short, stocky, or boxy in formal wear. And Daphne Lynette is a dream-come-true for bustier brides who want a little added coverage on the bodice and back.
Ready to step into a wedding dress that feels like magic? Head to an Authorized Retailer near you to try on these flattering fit-and-flare wedding dresses for athletic body types today!
You can also gather more wedding inspiration for sporty builds with this gallery of strapless wedding dresses on Pinterest, or explore styles and accessories inspired by our brides’ diverse sizing and body types with our Find Your Style quiz.
Whatever feature you’re looking to flaunt on your big day, we have the stylish, romantic, impeccably tailored, and insanely comfy wedding dress to fit your one-of-a-kind body wedding vision. Cheers!