Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Wedding Dress Silhouette

The day is finally here! You are planning your wedding and now comes the task of finding the most perfect wedding dress. As you browse through pages and pages of the most beautiful wedding gowns, the question that starts to creep into your mind: What wedding dress silhouette works best for me?

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you begin shopping for your wedding gown, so taking some time to understand what the different wedding dress silhouettes are, and how they work with certain body types, will help you in deciding what types of dresses you should consider for your most special day.

What is the Best Wedding Dress For My Body Type?

For some, choosing a wedding dress requires little thought. For others, finding a wedding dress that fits your body type can be a daunting task, complete with uncertainty of what exactly you want and what will look best. In this article, we will discuss the most popular types of wedding dress silhouettes that are suitable for almost every body type.

A-Line Silhouette

Probably the most well-known wedding dress silhouette is an a-line wedding gown. This style is flattering on all body types because it is form-fitted on top and flares out at the waist, creating its famous “A” shape. The A-line silhouette is designed to emphasize a narrow waist and bust line while balancing wider hips.

A line wedding dresses come in every possible material and style, including short sleeve, long sleeve, off shoulder, satin, crepe and chiffon. You will find most collections will include dozens of A line wedding dress silhouettes because of their classic style and ability to flatter almost all shapes.

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Mermaid Silhouette

For brides who want to show off their curves, a mermaid style wedding dress could be exactly what you are looking for. A mermaid silhouette fits snugly on the bust, waist and hips, then gradually flares out past the knee to create a dramatic, mermaid-like effect. For brides looking to make a striking entrance, choosing this wedding dress silhouette will surely keep all eyes on you as you walk down the aisle. You’ll find wedding gowns with every neckline and detail, from off strapless to long sleeved, with embellishments like beading, lace, sequin or tulle. For some brides, mermaid wedding gowns may seem a little too sexy or glamourous, but we encourage you to consider this incredible silhouette as it can hug your curves in all the right places!

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Ball Gown Silhouette

When considering a ball gown silhouette for your wedding dress, you must be prepared for a lot of fluff and volume. Also known as a princess wedding dress, this silhouette has a fitted bodice and full skirt. There are many different wedding silhouettes that will make a statement, but few can compare to a ball gown style wedding dress!

This type of wedding dress silhouette can be flattering for all body types. The fitted bodice accentuates the natural waistline while the full skirt can hide any imperfections on your lower half. Imagine dancing the night away in the most incredible princess style wedding gown! There are so many amazing styles of wedding dress silhouettes to choose from, ball gown silhouettes should definitely be on your shortlist.

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Sheath Silhouette

Potentially one of the lesser known silhouettes, sheath wedding gowns are a style often you should consider. Compared to different wedding dress silhouettes, this style is very similar to mermaid or trumpet silhouettes. With long straight lines that follow your natural shape, the sheath silhouette is a great choice for any bride who is looking to show off their curves without the hip hugging style of a mermaid gown.

Sheath wedding dresses are often made with light-weight fabrics and minimal details, making them a perfect choice for spring/summer or beach weddings.

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Finding the Wedding Dress Silhouette That’s Right For You

While we hope this article can act as a guide for you to choose the right wedding dress silhouette, sometimes it ultimately comes down to trial and error. Whether it be a mermaid style, sheath or ball gown, there are many different wedding dress silhouettes out there, so don’t be afraid to try on different styles if you don’t immediately find “the dress”.

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At Devotion Dresses, we understand how important it is to find a wedding gown that makes you feel fabulous on your special day. We have a team of stylists that can help you find the wedding dress of your dreams! Book an online appointment today or contact us to learn more.

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