Beginning the search for your dream wedding dress? We get it, the process can be a bit overwhelming! We’re here to teach you the basics so you feel confident + prepared for your bridal appointment! Let’s chat all things wedding dress silhouettes:
A-Line: Fitted bodice through natural waist and flows out to the ground.
Ball Gown: Fitted bodice, flairs at the waist with a full skirt.
Drop Waist: Fits loosely from shoulder to hip, transitioning into a pleated or gathered skirt at the hip, rather than the natural waistline.
Fit and Flare: Encompasses many distinct silhouettes, including trumpet and mermaid, all sharing the feature that the skirt begins at its “join line” [the point where the dress begins to flare], below the low hip.
Mermaid: Mermaid wedding dresses flare at or below the knee, which creates an even more dramatic silhouette.
Sheath: A sheath gown boasts a snug fit and contours the body from head-to-toe.
Slip: A modern, chic + sophisticated look. This effortless silhouette is far from boring.
Trumpet: The key trait that makes a trumpet differ from a mermaid is the skirt! Trumpet wedding dresses begin to flare at the thigh to elongate the legs.
Now that you know the basics, you’re ready to start shopping! We’ll have you try on each silhouette at your bridal appointment, so if you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for, we’ll help you narrow it down!
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