Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Wedding dresses come in many different silhouettes. Learn to pick the right wedding dress silhouette for your body type.

A-Line

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As the name suggests, this flattering silhouette is ideal for almost every bride. With a fitted bodice, the skirt of the gown gradually flares from the waistline to the floor.

Mermaid

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Aptly named, this mermaid silhouette features a slim fitted gown that moulds to the bride’s figure. It is fitted at the bride’s hips and thighs, flaring out from the knees, and as such, it may be difficult for brides to kneel or sit in.

 

Sheath

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Like the mermaid, the sheath features a form fitting, body hugging style, but without the trumpeting flair.

 

Ball Gown

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When brides think of the typical wedding gown style, the ball gown silhouette is often the first that comes to mind. It features a fitted bodice and waist, with a very full skirt that gathers at the natural waistline.