Wedding Dress Silhouettes Guide
As a bride we all have different body types, which is why it's so important to begin the wedding dress shopping process by understanding the different gown silhouettes and for which body types they work best. Here is a quick and easy guide to break down the various wedding gown silhouettes!
The Ball Gown - has a fitted bodice and a dramatic full skirt. While this style can accommodate most body types, the ball gown is ideal for slender or pear-shaped figures as the full skirt helps to accentuate the waist and hide the lower body. If you have a large bust, this style will help to create the hourglass look since it emphasises the waistline due to the fitted bodice and natural or dropped waist.
The A-Line - Fitted bodice through the waist and flows out to the ground, with an unbroken line (resembling the outline of an uppercase A). Ideal for all body types. If you carry your weight in the middle, this silhouette is a nice choice.
The Mermaid - Fitted on the body from the chest to the knee, then flares out close to the knee. Ideal for slender frames and hourglass body types who are willing to show off their curves. This is the sexiest of the styles. If you're confident in your body, a mermaid dress can show off your curves.
The Sheath - Fits very closely to the contours of the body. Has a straight skirt with no waist. Ideal for lean frames, such as petites and bananas. Also good on hourglasses who are willing to show off their curves. The long lines of a sheath gown can elongate the look of your body. Therefore this type of dress can work well for short brides.