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A Helpful Guide To Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Do you know the difference between fit and flare and mermaid, or are wedding dress silhouettes a mystery to you? Before you begin the search for your perfect wedding gown, knowing the silhouettes is a great idea. Today we are guiding you through the most popular silhouettes to ensure you get the most from each of your bridal appointments. 

A-Line Silhouette

One of the better known silhouettes, the A-line works on almost all body types. This flattering and feminine style gathers at the wait and flares out gently to a beautiful full skirt. A-line works beautifully on pears-shaped and curvy brides. 

Wedding Dress Silhouettes

A line dress available from My Fair Lady

Ballgown Silhouette

Looking for a fairytale princess gown, then the ballgown is the one for you. With drama, volume and classic appeal, a ballgown usually has a fitted bodice, accented waistline and full skirt. It can work on most body types but very full ballgown dresses can overwhelm petite brides. 

Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Ballgown dress available from Love Ellie Bridal


Fit and Flare Silhouette

Fit and flare gowns are fitted throughout the body until mid thigh where they flare out, literally fit and flare! Great for accentuating a fabulous figure and delicate waistline, the fit and flare also works well on classic hourglass figures and petite brides. 

Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Fit and flare dress available from White Designer Studios

Mermaid Silhouette

Likened to a fit and flare silhouette, the mermaid style clings to the body until the knee where it flares out. It’s a great silhouette for showing off your waist and hips and works perfectly on apple shaped body types.  

Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Mermaid dress available from Sharon Hoey Bridal


Column Silhouette

For brides who fancy a more relaxed silhouette, the column is the perfect choice. With a narrow shape that flows from the neckline to the floor, a column silhouette suits brides with an athletic figure and usually has a high neckline.  

Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Column dress available from Angelo Bridal


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