Wedding Dress Lingo

Finding the right style for your body shape

Two very important elements of your wedding dress are that you absolutely love your dress & that it truly flatters your body shape. This is the winning combination.

Now we know that the love of your life loves you ‘just the way you are’ however that doesn’t stop you wanting them to gasp in awe at your beauty as you walk up that aisle!

Finding the right wedding dress silhouette for your body shape is going to get you there.

We have debunked the Wedding Dress Lingo for you to help you search & find the right dress for your body shape.

The silhouette refers to the shape of the dress. Follow this simple guide to bring you closer to your perfect wedding dress.

 

BALLGOWN DRESS

The ultimate full skirt, this dramatic silhouette is very forgiving on the lower body & the slim cut bodice accentuates the waist.  Ideal for most body types, petites be careful it doesn’t overwhelm your small frame.

ballgown wedding dress shape silhouette

SHEATH DRESS

Straight slender lines have a lengthening effect.  This silhouette radiates a simple modern feel & will show off your figure. Great for petites & hourglass shapes.

sheath wedding dress shape silhouette

EMPIRE DRESS

The high waist design of the Empire silhouette starts just under the bust with a continuous flow of the fabric right to the hem.  It adds length & skims over the tummy & hips making it a great choice for brides who want to camouflage these areas.

empire wedding dress shape silhouette

MERMAID DRESS

Great silhouette to show off curves. Fitted on the body & then kicks out at the knees to a fuller skirt. Fit and Flare is similar to the mermaid, this skirt tends to flare from the low hip. Both fantastic for slender & hourglass shapes.

mermaid wedding dress shape silhouette

A LINE DRESS

The balanced lines of this silhouette resemble the letter ‘A’. This will cinch in at the waist & camouflage hips. Works well with structured or flowing fabrics. Can be a ‘full A-line’ or a ‘modified/slim A-line’ which will fit closer to the hips. Ideal for all body types.

a-line wedding dress shape silhouette

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