Natural-waist Wedding Dress

The waistline on a natural waist wedding dress sits in the area between the bottom of the ribcage and the top of the hips at the narrowest part of the torso, making it one of the most figure-flattering wedding dress styles.

Natural or medium waist wedding dresses are suitable for women of any height and particularly suit brides with an hourglass figure, pear figure or slim waist as the natural waistline is emphasised. Women who are more apple-shaped might want to bypass a natural waist wedding gown to avoid running the risk of making the waist look wider.

Because a natural waist wedding gown balances the body’s proportions, this style is ideal for brides of any height - the sophisticated and structured ruched waistband that seamlessly transitions into the light, full skirt on this stunning statement natural waist wedding gown by Essence of Australia is a great example. Its beautiful asymmetrical illusion neckline, made from soft French lace on illusion tulle, is bound to make your guests look twice.

For modern day princess vibes with a natural waist this Enzoani ‘Libby’ full A-line gown is sweepingly romantic and regal, or for more of a duchess look the Sottero and Midgley ‘McCall’ natural waist wedding dress incorporates a simple bateau neckline with scene-stealing sheer panel inset at side seams, a stunning open back - and some unusual but handy hidden pockets that are ideal for stowing your lip gloss.

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A-line wedding dresses are one of the most popular wedding dress styles, offering brides a traditional, timeless look with plenty of versatility.

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