Learning the different Bridal Gown Silhouettes
Bridal Gown Silhouettes 101:
We know bridal gown shopping can be overwhelming at times if you aren't sure what you are looking for or what shape will look best on you. But we are here to help! As a bride, you should aim to look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day. And aside from your beautiful smile and your bridal bliss; your dress will be front and center. We all have different body shapes, which is why it's so important to begin the wedding dress shopping process by understanding the different bridal gown silhouettes and which silhouettes look best. Here’s a quick and easy guide to breakdown the various silhouettes!
- Ballgown: The “princess” dress, with a fitted bodice that flairs at the waist with a puffy full skirt. This shape is Ideal for most body types but looks great on pear shapes. Sometimes the skirt can be overwhelming on a small frame.
- A-Line: Fitted bodice through the waist and flows out to the ground, resembling the outline of an "A." Ideal for all body shapes.
- Trumpet/Fit and Flare: Fitted through the body and flairs mid-thigh. The fit is between an A-line and a mermaid fit. Ideal for shapes such as the hourglass, banana, and petites.
- Mermaid: Fitted on the body from the chest all the way down to the knee, then flares out. Ideal for hourglass body shapes who want to show off their curves.
- Sheath: Small shape that flows straight down from the neckline to the floor. Ideal for shapes such as petites and bananas. Also good on hourglasses who are willing to show off their curves.
- Tea-Length: Skirt stops in between the ankle and the knee. Ideal for all body types.