The wedding dress is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to planning a wedding. The search for the perfect wedding gown can be overwhelming.
Even with the dress, the silhouette is the most important element to choose. So, here is a look at the various silhouettes and whom each one would suit. Find your perfect dress without the stress!
The conventional wedding gown is a ballgown, also known as the fairytale or princess dress. It has a fitted bodice and flares at the waist with a full skirt. Most body types can carry this dress but this is not ideal for petites since the large skirt can overwhelm a bride with a small frame.
As the name suggests, this dress resembles the outline of an uppercase “A.” It has a fitted bodice through the waist and flows out to the ground. It is ideal for all body types.
This one is fitted on the bodice and hips and gradually flares to the hem, also forming an “A” shape. The skirt in a modified A-line dress fits closer to the body than a traditional A-line. This one also suits most body types.
A trumpet dress is fitted through the body and flares mid-thigh. The cut is a cross between a modified A-line and a mermaid cut. It highlights the stomach and hip area, so it is ideal for frames with small waists, such as the hourglass and petite body types.
The mermaid dress is fitted on the body from the chest to the knee, then flares out close to the knee. This is ideal for slender frames and hourglass body types who are not shy to show off their curves.
The sheath is a narrow dress that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem. It suits brides with lean frames or hourglasses who are willing to flaunt their curves.
The skirt falls in between the ankle and the knee. This is ideal for all body types.
The skirt falls above the knee and is a good style for a bride who is not scared of showing off her legs, or who is having a fun, party wedding.