We often find brides asking us, “What silhouette will work best for my body type?” The answer to this question is usually different for every woman, and varies based on which parts of your body you want to highlight on your wedding day. If you’re looking for an idea of what each silhouette does, read on for our breakdown of each bridal silhouette:
One of the most popular silhouettes, the A-line is a go-to classic for good reason: this silhouette looks amazing on everyone. The bodice is fitted, and the skirt flares out from your natural waist into a gentle A-shape. This shape emphasizes your waist, slimming you, and is perfect for brides seeking to emphasize their waist or torso. As an added bonus, this silhouette also makes you appear taller!
Much like the A-line, the ball gown’s skirt begins at your natural waist. The key difference is the shape and volume of the skirt—the ball gown has a slightly more rounded look, and a much fuller skirt. This exaggerated volume creates a more dramatic effect, giving you a princess-like look and slimming your waist. This silhouette is perfect if you’re looking to highlight your arms, decolletage, or waist.
The mermaid silhouette is fitted through the hip, with the skirt flaring out from the knee to create an hourglass silhouette. This shape is perfect for women who want to highlight their hips, as the skirt brings attention to your figure. Great for curvy brides and women looking for an hourglass shape, the mermaid is always a glamorous choice.
Fit and Flare
The fit and flare silhouette is just like the mermaid, except the skirt begins flaring mid way down the thigh for a less exaggerated look. You get the benefit of the exaggerated hourglass and all the curves the silhouette creates, with a slightly more laid-back tone.