Dress Shape Diary

Dress Shape Diary

One of the biggest design elements of your wedding dress is the silhouette. Your silhouette emphasizes your curves and highlights different parts of your body, so it’s important to find one that suits both your style and your figure so that you feel confident as you walk down the aisle. Read up on the four most popular silhouettes below: 


Ball Gown

Brown by Pronovias


The ball gown is defined by its large, full skirt, flaring from the waist to create a rounded shape that gives you that iconic, regal look. This shape gives you drama without a fitted skirt, and the silhouette will never go out of style. This shape works beautifully for women who want to highlight their torso and arms. 



Agnes by Maggie Sottero



The A-line is universally flattering. Much like the ball gown, the A-line skirt begins at the natural waist and flares into a full skirt; however, the A-line skirt is more slanted and gentle, pointing up towards your waist to slim you. 



Gibson by Sottero and Midgley


The mermaid silhouette’s skirt begins much lower, flaring from the knee rather than the waist. The fitted bodice and dramatic skirt combine to create an hourglass-like shape, emphasizing your curves and giving you a bold, sultry look. If you want to show off your figure, this is the silhouette for you. 


Fit and Flare

Brooklynne by Chic Nostalgia


Like the mermaid, the fit and flare is fitted with a low skirt. Rather than the knee, the skirt begins mid-way down the thigh for a more subtle flared shape. This silhouette shows off your hips beautifully, giving you a subtly sexy yet effortless style. 

Want to try on one of these silhouettes in person? Book an appointment at Dantela Bridal Couture, and we’ll help you find the silhouette for you.