Dress Shape Diary

 

Shopping for your wedding dress is the most exciting part of planning your big day, but it can be just as daunting. With an endless array of options to choose from, the first step to finding the gown of your dreams is deciding on the silhouette. From mermaid, to ball gown, to everything in between, we’re here to help you get familiar with some of the most popular dress silhouettes.

 

Ball Gown

The ball gown’s dramatic silhouette is defined by its full, pillowy skirt. For those who favor either more modern or more traditional styles alike, this dress brings a regal, attention-grabbing presence that is sure to make any bride feel like a princess. 

 

A-Line

The A-line has been a popular choice for brides of all styles for decades, and for good reason. This timeless silhouette’s skirt highlights the waist, gently flaring out in a soft A-shape. This offers a flattering slimming effect and grants this classic style its name.

 

Mermaid

The mermaid features a fitted bodice with a skirt that boldly flares out at the knees. This figure-flattering silhouette closely hugs each of your curves, creating a style that is as elegant as it is glamorous. 

 

Fit and Flare

The fit and flare offers an hourglass shape similar to the mermaid silhouette, but differs in its more subtle transition from bodice to skirt. This style is form-fitting throughout the torso and hips before softly flaring out into a skirt at the mid-thigh, creating a relaxed, effortlessly sexy look.