Dress Shape Diary

Dress Shape Diary

One of the most important aspects of your wedding dress is the silhouette—the silhouette is the basis around which your dress is designed and constructed, and different silhouettes create different looks. Being familiar with different silhouettes will help your shopping experience, and maybe narrow down what you’re looking for, so we’re sharing the key aspects of each silhouette on the blog. 

Ball Gown

3324 by Morilee



The ball gown is a classic bridal silhouette, and has been a popular choice among brides for decades. The fitted bodice contrasts the bold, fluffy skirt perfectly, making the skirt stand out beautifully. The full skirt is the key detail of this silhouette, flaring out into a bold, rounded shape that instantly gives you a princess-like look. 


Constantina by Madeline Gardner Signature



The A-line is the most versatile silhouette, and looks amazing on everyone. Like the ball gown, the skirt flares out from the natural waist, but the A-line skirt is much straighter, flaring into a gentle A-shape rather than a full, rounded bell shape like a ball gown. The skirt shape gives you a timeless look, and allows this silhouette to seamlessly carry any bridal aesthetic. 


Y22171SL by Sophia Tolli



This striking, modern silhouette is perfect for the bride seeking bold drama. The bodice is fitted through the hip, with the skirt flaring out from the knee to create an exaggerated hourglass shape. This silhouette is designed to emphasize your curves and give your dress a striking, sultry drama. 

Fit and Flare

Avril by Allure



Fit and flare dresses have the same curvy shape as a mermaid, but with a less dramatic skirt. Rather than flaring from the knee, fit and flare skirts start mid-way down the thigh, for a more relaxed, effortless curve. It’s a slightly less exaggerated take on the mermaid, perfect for brides who love the sultry look but want something slightly more laid-back. 

Want to try on these silhouettes in person? Book an appointment at Simple Elegant by Cheri, and let us help you find the wedding dress of your dreams.