Bridal Styles: From A-Line to Mermaid
One of the most exciting moments you will experience as a bride-to-be is when you start looking for your dream wedding dress. You probably have a vision about how you want to look as you walk down the aisle. To improve your visit to The Bridal Gallery, we want to let you know all the deets about wedding dress silhouettes. Knowing some basic bridal silhouettes you want to try on will be very helpful during your appointment, and it can save you time as you try on your favorite gowns.
Our years of experience has taught us a thing or two about wedding dresses and their many silhouettes, styles, fabrics, and details. Today, we are here to share our knowledge and ensure you know the names and shapes of the most popular silhouettes. Perhaps the one that flatters you, you didn’t even know existed.
A universally loved and historically favored bridal silhouette, this style is excellent for brides who want a fairytale moment without all the drama and volume. A-line silhouettes are elegant and romantic, allowing you to display an effortless glam vibe on your wedding day. With multifaceted characteristics, they are suitable for any wedding venue type and adaptable to any level of formality.
This silhouette remains fitted until the waist and flares into a soft A-shape, hence the name. It hugs all the right places, especially the waist area, creating a slimmer waistline while flattering the bust. Therefore, it is complementary to all body types. It can make a petite bride look taller with its overall slimming effect. It is especially recommended for pear-shaped and curvy brides.
Are you ready to embrace your inner princess? Then this fairy-tail-ready silhouette is for you. Ball gowns are fitted through your natural waist or hip and then flare out dramatically for a lovely Cinderella effect. Voluminous drama is the best way to describe a ball gown with layers upon layers of tulle or fabric that will help you deliver so many twirl-worthy moments on your wedding day. Whether you’re saying “I do,” performing your first dance or taking formal portraits with your partner, a ball gown is a classic yet fun choice.
For the bombshell bride who wants a sexy look for her big day, the mermaid silhouette never disappoints. This curve-hugging bridal style is fitted through the bust, waist, and hips and dramatically flares out at the knee. The result is a stunning mermaid-tail effect that shows your lovely figure, dramatically. This type of gown is known to emphasize the waist and hips rather than narrow them and looks good on every body type and size.
From spring to winter and garden to ballroom, this lovely wedding dress silhouette is the right style to revel in the spotlight on your wedding day!
The trumpet silhouette is a more toned-down version of the mermaid dress. It’s fitted through the bust, waist, and hips but flares out with volume starting mid-thigh. The overall effect mimics the bell shape of a trumpet horn, highlighting your figure without being too dramatic. A trumpet silhouette is ideal for slender waistlines, delicate figures, and hourglass body types.
It is especially favored for brides who are planning a modern wedding affair, but with the right touches, it could work with any type of celebration. The key is in the fabric and the type of accessories!
Column and sheath are similar but not identical. The sheath tends to fit more effortlessly and is lighter in fabrication; the column gown is more structured using fabrics like taffeta, brocade, or corded lace. A column silhouette is typically streamlined and uninterrupted by drastic seamlines. This simple yet stunning silhouette is tailor-made to flaunt a slender and sleek figure. The look is especially appealing when you find one with a halter neckline.
Have you chosen your favorite silhouette(s) yet? Reserve your appointment today and talk to our expert bridal stylists about all the excellent choices we have for you at The Bridal Gallery.