A Guide to 6 Basic Wedding Dress Silhouettes

What's the most important thing when you prepare for a wedding? Every girl will answer that the wedding gown. Before starting the search, you first need to find out what the wedding dress silhouettes are in order to understand what you exactly want.

Let’s get started and consider 6 basic wedding gown silhouettes.

Ball Gown Wedding Dresses

A ball gown wedding dress

A ball gown wedding dress

A ball gown wedding dress is characterized by a full skirt, fitted top and natural waist. It’s also called a “princess” silhouette. It suits the girls with boyish bodies as they add femininity and create an illusion of body curves. Also, the girls with wide hips may look slimmer in such dresses.

Trumpet Wedding Dresses

A trumpet wedding dress

A trumpet wedding dress

A trumpet wedding dress has a straight-lined top. The silhouette flares gradually to the hem, forming the skirt, which resembles a trumpet. This wedding dress silhouette is good if you have a curved figure. Even if you are a bit plump, but have the necessary proportions, it may look great on you.

A-Line Wedding Dresses

An A-line wedding dress

An A-line wedding dress

An A-line wedding dress gets its name thanks to the resemblance of the silhouette to letter A. It’s narrow at the top and gradually extends to the bottom. A-line gowns suit almost every type of the figure. Also, such dresses in plus size help to hide too big thighs.

Mermaid Wedding Dresses

A mermaid wedding dress

A mermaid wedding dress

In fact, a mermaid wedding dress is very similar to the trumpet one. The difference is that the dress sits tight the body from the top to the knee. At the knee, it starts to extend. It’s good if you have an hourglass figure and want to show off your curves.

Empire Waist Wedding Dresses

An empire waist wedding dress

An empire waist wedding dress

Frankly, empire waist wedding dress is the same as the dress in Greek style. It’s known for a high waist, which helps to hide the minuses in the waist zone. The empire dress is ideal for pregnant brides.

Column/Sheath Wedding Dresses

A sheath wedding dress

A sheath wedding dress

Admittedly, sheath and column bridal dress silhouettes are absolutely the same. A sheath wedding dress flows straight from top to bottom. It’s a perfect choice for petite brides as it visually adds height. It looks rather simple but is stylish.

In a nutshell, these are the wedding dress silhouettes, which form the basis. There can be different variations of them. While choosing the dress, you need to take into account not only the silhouette you like the most, but also make sure that it’s really suitable for you.

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