SILHOUETTE 101


 

Everyone wants to feel beautiful, especially during the most important and special moments in their lives. On your wedding day, as the bride you want to be able to truly focus on celebrating the union that is being created and feel confident, beautiful and like yourself while doing so. Something that we as bridal consultants try to help brides figure out during wedding dress shopping is what kind of silhouette they feel the most secure and beautiful in. The silhouette of a gown is going to determine how it lays on your body and what parts of yourself are being showcased. We are here to break down the most common bridal gown silhouettes and give you an idea of what that silhouette does for your body type!



 

SHEATH:



The sheath is the most fitted of silhouettes, following the body closely all the way to the floor. This is a very modern, curve hugging shape. This style of gown offers less structure to be the straightest and most sleek of wedding gown dress styles that you will find. A sheath is perfect for a bride who is looking to elongate her body and show off her natural figure in a minimalistic way.







FIT AND FLARE:


The fit and flare silhouette is one that has become increasingly more popular in modern bridal fashion. A fitted bodice from the bust to the high hip then flaring out subtly, the fit and flare silhouette offers the accentuation of curves that trumpets and mermaids do while offering more flexibility in movement. This style of dress is great for a bride who wants to focus on showing off curves while having some structure and cinching in the waistline.









A-LINE:


One of the most universal and deservedly popular silhouettes that exists, the A-line is designed with a more narrow bodice that is fitted to the natural waistline and then extends outward slightly, in the shape of an “A” in essence! The way this style of dress is structured offers the ability to conceal more of the lower body while still accentuating curves by cinching at the waist. Comfortable and flattering on all body types, the A-line is just right for any bride who wants to feel beautiful and secure.








BALLGOWN:


Princess perfect; the ballgown is what you might picture when you think of any traditional fairytale princess dress. Featuring a fitted bodice that is often composed with generous structure and then extending outward at the natural waistline into a full skirt to the ground. A phenomenal style if you are looking for a gown that is less about being figure forming, this silhouette is one that we can picture a bride who wants to live out her whimsical fairytale fantasy in while feeling beautiful and supported.







 

Though there are many different stunning ways these silhouettes can be designed, these basic structural elements are something you as a bride can keep in mind when you begin your search for your dream wedding dress to help make the process that much more easy for you!



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