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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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