If you have a boy-ish rectangular body shape where you have a very straight figure without prominent bust, waist and hips you will be looking for a dress that gives you feminine curves and makes the most out of what you have.

Opting for an A-line will make the most of your bust, pull you in at the waist and float out to a wide skirt. A ball gown can do the same and really wow your audience, and a sheath gown can give you a more relaxed and bo-ho look. You might like to avoid mermaid gowns and very fitted gowns that are better for those with hips.

Deodata, style number 69508 would be a great option to add some shape to a rectangular body. The soft Mikado skirt puffs out to give your frame some shape and presence, whilst the halter necklined lace bodice gives the illusion of curves. You could add some bigger bust cups if you wish to add even more of a boost in this area! The sparkle belt draws attention to your waist and completes the look. Available in white or ivory.


One of our favourites from this season is Dina, style number 69512 which is made from chiffon, lace and tulle. The plunging neckline helps to accentuate the bust and the long sheer sleeves can hide skinny or muscly, athletic arms. The sheath soft skirt is a slight A-line which balances out the frame - a very relaxed look for the understated bride. This gown comes with slight beading and a detachable bodice lining.

Model stood next to a groom in Ronald Joyce style 69512, an elegant A-line wedding dress with long sheer and lace applique sleeves and a plunging beaded bodice

For a real wow-factor look no further than Domencia our princess ballgown complete with flounced skirt – this really will give volume to your hips and lower body. The beautifully delicate beaded bodice will really show off your feminine side and once again larger bust cups can be added if needed. What other day can you steal the show with such a show-stopping look? This gown in available in ivory/nude, ivory/ivory or white/white and comes with a modesty bodice.


We hope this has given you some pointers when looking for your dream dress. Remember to look for something which pulls in and the waist and not the hips, mermaids are out, but A-lines, ball gowns and sheath looks are in. Good luck in your search for your dream dress! To find your nearest stockist of Ronald Joyce and Victoria Jane gowns please see our find a store page.