Wedding Dress Style Guide

Finding the perfect dress may not always be a piece of (wedding) cake. While a certain style may work well with one body type, it may not flatter another. Wedding Helper Karen Ruffini enlisted designer Liz Marshall to illustrate some of today’s most popular dress styles and help brides determine which would suit them best. From recommendations for each body type to fun facts about celebrities who’ve worn each style, our hope is that you’ll walk away informed — and down the aisle with confidence.

Click on each illustration to see which dress is the perfect fit for you  — so you can say “I do” without the hassle of trying on the entire bridal boutique.

Credit: Matthew Cassella, Karen Ruffini Illustrator: Liz Marshall

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Karen Ruffini is an producer and wedding photographer whose travels allow her an insider's view of current wedding trends -- sometimes before they even happen. She pens the occasional online Wedding Helper feature, offering advice to help Long Island brides and grooms navigate issues that arise when planning the most important day of their lives.

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