Bridal Gown Silhouettes

March 24, 2015 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

lloiii988All heads will turn as you walk down the aisle on your wedding day, a moment to always remember. Choosing what style of silhouette to wear on your wedding day is an important decision, especially for bridal gowns. With so many options available, it may seem daunting to know which silhouette to pick. To simplify the process it is helpful to understand your options for bridal gown silhouettes then select the one most flattering for your figure. Read on to learn about basic bridal gown silhouettes.

A-Line

Enhance your special day by wearing an A-line wedding dress. As the name implies, the shape of the A-line dress resembles the letter “A”. The traditional A-line dress features a close-fitting bodice with a skirt that flares below your natural waistline. The style is flattering for many body shapes.

Ball Gown

One of the most romantic bridal silhouettes is the ball gown, a timeless style once worn by Queen Victoria and fairy tale princesses. This type of silhouette is distinguished by a form-fitting bodice, small waistline that may be natural or dropped with a voluminous skirt. The ball gown style is popular with hour glass shapes and full figures.

Mermaid

Enhance your curves with the mermaid silhouette, a name inspired by mythical sea nymphs. The mermaid silhouette features a snug-hugging bodice that extends down the full length of the body then glamorously flaring out at the knees. Variations include the trumpet and fit and flare silhouette. For a voluptuous high fashion look on your wedding day, the mermaid silhouette may be for you.

Sheath

Sophisticated and simple best describes the sheath silhouette, a style inspired by Greek goddesses of long ago. Recognizable by its long slim-fitting form and straight lines, the sheath silhouettes offers a classic style that may be styled in a number of ways from vintage to modern.

PIC FOR COMMON WEDDING COLOR MISTAKESEmpire

Inspired by neoclassical looks, the empire silhouette offers a natural aura of regal elegance. The empire silhouette features a fitted bodice with high waistline positioned directly below the bust and may be paired with an A-line or sheath style skirt.

Short

In a class by itself is the short silhouette, an alternative to the more formal and longer silhouette styles. The defining factor of a short silhouette is a hemline that starts slightly below the knee and goes up. Dress styles in this category include tea length, baby doll, mini and Flamenco, short in front and long in back.

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