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The Best Dress for Your Body

The trend expert at David's Bridal, Catalina, gives her dos and don'ts for choosing the best dress type for your body.

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Dresses for Slender Bodies

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Dresses for Athletic Bodies

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Dresses for Curvy Bodies

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#1: Your body is SLENDER.
Go for: Anything — you'll look great in a slim dress or a poufy dress. "But make sure the dress you choose is a reflection of your personality," Catalina says.
Avoid: Uncomfortable dresses. Remember, you've gotta dance!
Pictured: David's Bridal dress, Style #: NT8017, $499

#2: Your body is ATHLETIC.
Go for: A halter neckline. "It really enhances your shoulders and arms," Catalina says. Reap the benefits of all those laps you did around the pool.
Avoid: A ball gown or voluminous dress, which could create a bulky look.
Pictured: David's Bridal dress, Style #: T9339

#3: Your body is CURVY.
Go for: An empire waist or A-line dress. "It'll focus people's attention on your shoulders and face, not on your stomach and hips," Catalina says.
Avoid: Slinky fabrications or very soft fabric that clings to the body.
Pictured: David's Bridal dress, Style #: T9231

Credit: These dresses were photographed at the Year of a Million Dreams Celebration at Disney World.

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