Dress Shape Diary

When shopping for your wedding dress, it’s important to be familiar with the different silhouette options you have. After all, the silhouette is the base of the dress, and different silhouettes will complement your body differently. If you’re unsure which silhouette is for you, here are the four most common bridal silhouettes and the benefits of each: 



A-line

D3320 by Essense of Australia

 

 

This silhouette has been around for decades, and is perfect for brides seeking a classic look that will never go out of style. This shape is flattering on everyone: the skirt begins at the natural waist, flaring out into a gentle A-shape. The A-shaped skirt makes your waist appear thinner, which is exactly why this shape is so popular with brides of all styles. 



Ball Gown

7355 by Stella York

 

 

The ball gown and A-line have a few similarities—namely, both skirts begin at the natural waist. However, the ball gown has a much fuller skirt, and the shape is more rounded, creating a more dramatic statement. This shape instantly adds a princess-like feel to your wedding dress, perfect for brides who want a gorgeous, regal wedding dress. 



Fit and Flare

Ava by Kelly Faetanini

 

 

If you love bold drama, the fit and flare is perfect. The bodice is completely fitted until mid-way down the thigh, where the skirt starts flaring. This creates an exaggerated hourglass shape that highlights your figure and gives the gown a sultry tone with bold drama. 



Sheath

ZB349 by Zavana

 

 

If you don’t want a full skirt or the fitted look of a fit and flare, you’re looking for the sheath. The dress is more fitted, but not quite as tight as a fit and flare. It gives you an effortless look, perfect for brides who want something simple, chic, and elegant without the bold shape of a fit and flare or the full skirts of an A-line or ball gown. 



Have a silhouette you want to try on? Book an appointment at The Bridal Room and find your perfect wedding dress.