When dressing for your body type, it’s best to work to enhance your favorite features while balancing out your natural proportions. As part of our ongoing series on bridal styles for diverse body types (tall and slender, hourglass, pear-shaped, etc., you name it!), we present another post about applying those fit guidelines to finding the best wedding dresses for apple shape brides!
If you’ve taken our wedding dress quiz to narrow in on your unique wedding vision, consider next which bridal gown silhouettes will help you feel like magic on your big day. For brides of the “wedding dress apple shape” body type (typically with a bigger midsection, full chest, narrow hips, and slim legs), these gorgeous wedding dresses just might be everything you’re looking for! Scroll on!
Flattering A-line Bridal Gown with Cinched Waist: Tamika by Maggie Sottero
This unique princess A-line wedding gown checks off all our requirements for apple-shaped body types. First, it has a unique neckline to draw attention to your shoulders, décolletage, and visage. Next, it has a slightly higher waistline to create the illusion of cinching in your midsection.
The lace motifs on Tamika are also simple and symmetrical, which lets the clean satin underlay flatter and elongate your frame. And finally, the A-line silhouette is feminine and romantic. It’s the perfect look to show off your classic style while playing up your best features!
Lovely Lace Wedding Dress for Apple Shape Body Types: Lancaster by Sottero and Midgley
If you have an apple-shaped silhouette, you likely tend to widen at the midsection and narrow at the arms and legs. To add a little curvature, consider a relaxed A-line wedding dress like Lancaster by Sottero and Midgley.
These lace florals and flourishes add the illusion of curves to your bodice, waistline, and décolletage. Plus, the linear motifs in the skirt are designed to enhance your long and slender legs. So chic!
Romantic Bridal Gown for a Rounder Figure: Lorenza by Maggie Sottero
We’re getting boho ballerina vibes from this floral lace wedding gown. Lorenza by Maggie Sottero is a soft and flattering bridal dress for all manner of heights, proportions, and body types.
Allover lace and shimmer create a head-to-toe slimming effect, while the plunging V-neckline and V-back add visual interest to your upper half. It’s a sweet, romantic, and effortlessly elegant option for your classic wedding dress apple shape.
Affordable Wedding Dress for Apple-Shaped Brides: Judy by Rebecca Ingram
This breezy wedding gown is all about the bodice and silhouette. Delicate beaded motifs add visual interest to your V-neckline, while a higher waistline helps to create the illusion of a narrow midsection.
These spaghetti straps are also a gorgeous choice for apple-shape brides. They flatter your shoulders and collarbones without detracting from the curves you already have. Gorgeous!
Our Judy wedding dress is also part of our affordable Rebecca Ingram line, which features gorgeous wedding gowns at irresistible prices for the modern bride. Here you can find all kinds of classically flattering bridal gowns at or under $1000. From flattering A-lines to dreamy ball gowns, you’ll be able to find the best wedding dresses for apple shape body types!
Unique Ball Gown Wedding Dress for a Wide Torso: Santiago by Sottero and Midgley
If you have an apple-shaped figure and a flair for the dramatic, consider a black wedding dress in a romantic A-line silhouette. Our favorite candidate for your adventurous aesthetic? Santiago by Sottero and Midgley—bold, charming, and perfectly on point for a nontraditional wedding vibe.
These black motifs are complementary to a variety of body types. But they’re especially gorgeous for brides looking to flatter their midsection and play up their bust and waistline. (In other words, another best wedding dress for apple shape brides!)
The all-ivory color version of this style is also a lovely choice for a wedding dress apple shape. The relaxed A-line silhouette and soft lace motifs draw attention to your bodice, while a sweeping train enhances a long, graceful silhouette. Divine!
Flattering and Romantic A-Line Bridal Gown for Wedding Dress Apple Shapes: June by Maggie Sottero
We’re forever fans of the beaded boho bridal gown. It’s romantic, chic, and effortlessly style-able for a variety of body types, aesthetics, and wedding visions. One of our current favorites for apple-shaped frames is June by Maggie Sottero—an effortlessly sexy A-line bridal gown featuring a luxe embellished bodice and swishy chiffon skirt. Psst—the delicate cap sleeves help to bring attention to your graceful upper frame while still supporting your bust and bodice.
Love this beaded bodice? These motifs do double duty for apple-shaped brides—drawing focus to your upper half while creating the illusion of a cinched waistline. When shopping for wedding dresses to complement your rounder midsection, look for similar details to balance out your frame and silhouette. The placement of beading and embellishment plays a big role in enhancing your proportions.
Empire Waist Wedding Dress for Apple-Shaped Body Types: Boden by Sottero and Midgley
Say hello to satin and lace, AKA a perfect fabric combo to slim, slenderize, and enhance your natural curves. This shimmery lace helps to add visual interest to your bodice and décolletage, while clean Mikado satin creates a long and slender bottom half.
Boden by Sottero and Midgley features a hint of stretch to smooth and define your hips and legs, while delicate illusion details add definition at your bust and waistline. It’s the best wedding dress for apple shape frames, rounder midsections, and wider torsos.
Best Wedding Dress for Apple Shape Brides: Flora by Rebecca Ingram
If you have an apple-shaped frame and a fabulous bust, your dream bridal gown is all about the waist and neckline. Lucky for you, Flora by Rebecca Ingram features criss-cross ruching and soft lace motifs.
It’s the perfect way to define your waistline while playing up your shoulders and décolletage. And the best part? This bridal dress also features a slim A-line skirt to add fullness to one of your loveliest features: your legs!
Couture Wedding Dress for a Wide Midsection: Houston by Sottero and Midgley
A relaxed silhouette is key to complementing an apple-shaped frame. It flows downward from your bust, thus defining your waistline and elongating your lower half.
From there, add pretty shoulder details to complement your upper half, draw attention away from your midsection, and play up your graceful arms. One of our best wedding dresses for apple-shaped body types, Houston by Sottero and Midgley, will help you do all this with ease!
Princess Ball Gown for an Apple-Shaped Figure: Timbrey by Maggie Sottero
Seriously, don’t be afraid of some big skirt action in your apple-friendly wedding dress. For example, the shimmery ball gown tiers on Timbrey help balance out a full midsection to avoid looking top-heavy.
For a flattering bodice look, consider shimmery beaded lace, a romantic sweetheart cut, and delicate spaghetti straps. These elements will enhance your bustline without drawing too much attention to your belly and midsection. Timbrey by Maggie Sottero really is one of our best wedding dresses for plus size apple shaped brides!
Elegant and Flattering Wedding Dress: Irene by Rebecca Ingram
This soft and classic A-line bridal gown is designed with a gorgeous bodice and effortless silhouette. If you have an apple-shaped frame, you’ll love how this bodice nips in your waistline while flaunting your back, shoulders, and décolletage. It’s basically a complete package of affordable gorgeous-ness!
Ready to go dress shopping? Finding the best wedding dress for apple shape brides (or maybe an athletic build or curvy silhouette) is all about playing up your favorites features—e.g., defining your curves, elongating your frame, and flattering your bust, arms, and shoulders.
So, what are you waiting for? These dreamy bridal gown styles feature everything you need to enhance your assets and balance your proportions. Head to an Authorized Retailer to experience them IRL today!