Wedding Dresses for Broad Shoulders


The beauty of the human kind is that no one is identical to another. And that is the reason why there are so many different silhouettes of wedding dresses. If you do not look good in one silhouette because of your body type, don't worry, there are certain silhouettes that are designed just for you. Today we are introducing the best wedding dresses for broad shoulders.

Wedding Dresses for Broad Shoulders


Women with broad Shoulders, are mostly inverted triangle body shape  shoulders are wider than the waist and hips. For designers, the wide shoulders are actually a big asset. There are always some perfect wedding dresses for broad shoulders, whether you hide or expose your shoulders. Let's start with some useful shopping tips:

The dos: 

  • Because of the heavy top, you can look for something with a heavy bottom, like mermaid or trumpet dresses, to balance out.

  • If you want to hide the shoulders you can look for one shoulder dresses, that way the shoulder strap should be set more to the middle and not on the shoulder bone edge, making it look smaller, and believe or not, exposing the shoulder actually takes attention away from them, so it’s a yes to strapless dresses.

  • If you want to accept the broad shoulders and make it an asset, you must wear a halter neckline or dresses with long sleeves, and you should also look for a dress that highlights your waistline to create an hourglass shape.

The don’ts: Stay away from cap sleeves, capes, puffy sleeves and Spaghetti straps, it can add width to the shoulder area.

We narrow it down some dress styles that are perfect in this case, let’s take a look.

Heart Shaped Necklines

People say that heart shaped neckline goes with almost every type of body, and they are right. In this case, it helps taking off the attention from the shoulders and taking the eyes to the beautiful lines in the chest and waist area. In addition, this is the perfect shape to create a princess look – feminine and beautiful. Plus, this soft tulle overlays delicately beaded alencon lace appliques dress from Morilee is too pretty to refuse.

Deep V-Neckline

A V-Neckline this deep is perfect for girls who does not have big chest, because of the support; after all, you want everything in the right place. Romance is in full bloom with this floral applique gown. From the sheer tulle panel at the neckline to the dreamy ball skirt silhouette, this Etoile dress is surely alluring, you can find it on BHLDN. The heavy bottom balance out the broad shoulders and the V neckline draw your eyes into the chest, taking the attention off the shoulders. In addition, when your dress has as many details like this one, you just keep looking at it. It is one of the best wedding dresses for broad shoulders.

Long Sleeves

The long sleeves dresses mean drama, mean sensual without being too obvious, and they make you feel like the most elegant bride. However, do not forget to highlights your waistline to create an hourglass shape. And this Vera Wang lace and beads wedding dress is just too perfect, you can buy it on David’s Bridal.

One Shoulder

The intention of the shape is to draw the attention from the shoulders to the arms. And it helps because the shoulder strap starts in the middle, making the shoulders look narrower. This silhouette works well with woman that has large bust or pear shape body. This A-line wedding dress is completely classic, with tulle layered over lace, the skirt moves with airy grace, and you can find it on David’s Bridal. Note: If you got fuller arms, do not wear this type of dresses. 


This is a more contemporary choice for a wedding gown and is a perfect choice for wedding dresses for broad shoulders, it is even better if you are tall. Showing off the shoulders and upper arms can help to elongate a petite bride. Striking details make this classic tulle A-line wedding dress gorgeous from every angle. Beaded lace appliques adorn the bodice and scatter down the skirt, while two keyholes double the back drama, and you can find it in David’s Bridal.


V-necks are great to create the illusion of height, so it is good for smaller women. A V-neck can also make a small bust look even smaller and decrease the broad shoulders. This Rosa Clará’s dress from the collection 2016 made this bride look like a floating angel, don’t you think? It is so light and with smooth texture, and the big belt brings the eyes to the waistline.

Did you enjoy the tips? Now you can find the perfect wedding dresses for broad shoulders!