Here at Beth Carter Bridal, we completely understand how overwhelming it can be when wedding dress shopping. While it’s one of the most fun aspects of planning a wedding, it’s also a lot when you have so many different silhouettes to choose from! That’s where we come in - we wanted to put together a dress shape diary for you to help explain some of the most well-known wedding gown silhouettes. Bookmark this for future use in case you need a reminder!
When it comes to an A-line silhouette, this style of gown is fitted at the waist and flares out softly. This is a super popular silhouette because it’s universally flattering! It’s perfect if you want to emphasize your waist or accentuate your upper body. This particular chiffon A-line gown features a plunging neckline and semi-cathedral train that’s absolutely stunning!
Sheath wedding gowns are a little more snug than others and really contour the bride’s body. This is great for petite brides who want to create an elongated look to make her look taller. It’s also great for tall brides who want to give some definition to their body! This gown is chic, modern, and best of all, comfortable.
Ball gowns are very popular for wedding dresses because they boast large skirts that make brides look like a princess. It’s especially beautiful when a ball gown features sparkly sequined net over a tulle ball gown skirt like this one. We love the embroidered appliques and sheer back!
A mermaid silhouette is one that’s fitted and begins flaring out right at the knee, which can offer a dramatic shape depending on the particular gown. We love that this style features a longer bodice that can emphasize the torso. This particular wedding dress is a softer mermaid silhouette that has cap sleeves and a sparkly net that shimmers all over. It’s stunning!
Fit and Flare
Fit and flare wedding gown silhouettes are soft and romantic. It might appear similar to other silhouettes that feature a flare, but keep in mind that this style is going to be much more tame in how much the skirt flares out. A gradual flare like this is curve hugging and flattering for all body shapes!