What wedding dress silhouette is right for you?
As a new bride-to-be, it can be overwhelming to even start looking at wedding dresses. You want your dress to represent you and express your sense of style and personality. But with all of the different styles, how do you choose?
The A-line dress literally comes from the letter “A” and its shape. A narrow bodice and outer edges of a wide sleek skirt. Available in a variety of fabrics, the A-line/Princess cut may or may not have a seam at the waist, which may be higher or lower than the natural waistline. Most body types, including petites and full figures will find this silhouette flattering.
The Ball Gown wedding dress is the most dramatic of all bridal silhouettes. It features a small waist (dropped or natural) and a very full skirt with petticoat. Most flattering to women of at least average height with hourglass or full figures as it will hide a larger bottom and emphasize your waist and shoulders. This Ball Gown skirt is not recommended for the petite bride, as it would be overwhelming.
The Sheath style is for the bride who isn’t afraid to show off her body! This body-hugging silhouette is sculpted very close the body, and can be quite exquisite given the right fit. Avoid this style if you are uncomfortable with the size of your hips.
The Empire style flatters most all body types. It is especially popular for brides who want to camouflage the tummy area and bring attention to the chest and shoulders. The high, raised waist creates a long line, ideal for the petite or taller bride. The skirt may be slightly flowing, straight, or as wide as an A-line.
The Mermaid style, also known as the fit and flare or trumpet, is becoming more and more popular. However, this silhouette can be difficult for some brides to pull off. It has a body-hugging shape silhouette with skirt that flares out either at the knee or just below it. Do not attempt this look if you have a wider hip or waist.