Bridal Gown Silhouettes

April 21, 2015 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

16135253458_f83c19fe27_zSay “Yes to the dress”, when choosing a bridal gown that makes you feel beautiful on your special day. Many factors may go into the selection of your wedding dress; one of your initial decisions will involve choosing a silhouette. This is the first visual impression others will receive of your gown. Silhouette refers to the overall outline and shape of your dress and is an important component when working in sync with your fabric, embellishment and construction details. Choosing the right silhouette may enhance your body type by matching aesthetic design elements to your proportions and personal sense of style. Read on to learn more about basic bridal gown silhouettes.

Ball Gown

Create your own fairy tale by wearing an enchanting ball gown at your wedding. The ball gown dress is a very popular more formal style featuring a form fitting bodice and floor-length bell-shaped full skirt producing a dramatic effect. This style works for most body types from average to larger frames.


Look glamourous on your wedding day by wearing a gown with a mermaid silhouette. With an outline reminiscent of mermaids of myth and legends, the mermaid silhouette features a body conscious conforming bodice extending from the chest to the knees finishing with a flared skirt reaching to the floor.


Walk down the aisle in neoclassical style by choosing an empire silhouette for your wedding dress. The defining feature of the empire style is a high waistline encircling directly under the bust where the skirt attaches. The skirt of an empire silhouette is usually an A-line or sheath style and the bodice close-fitting.


Capture the eye of your beloved and guests by wearing a sheath dress on your wedding day. The sheath silhouette features a narrow slim shape flowing from the neckline to the floor. The appearance is columnar and selectively placed darts and seams enhance and flatter the form of different body shapes.


Shine on your wedding day by choosing an A-line silhouette for your bridal gown. The A-line gets its name from the overall shape resembling the letter A and may be identified by a fitted bodice with a skirt that gently flares to the floor.


Show off your legs by adorning a short dress on your day of bliss and marriage. Short silhouettes showcase a hemline that ends around the knee. The length ranges from the shortest mini to longer styles such as the tea length, ending about midway between the ankles and knees.

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