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Wedding Dress Silhouettes


All images courtesy of Amy Kuschel


A-Line Wedding Dress - universally flattering and comes in many shapes. A-Line dresses are typically narrow and fitted at the bust and waist, skimming the hips and widening towards the bottom... similar to the letter A.




Ball Gown Wedding Dress - a traditional silhouette featuring a fitted bodice and a full skirt, accentuating the hourglass shape of the feminine figure. It can be either ballerina (to the ankle) or full-length (to the floor)




Trumpet / Mermaid Wedding Dress - a slim fitting silhouette that "trumpets" at the hemline




Princess -   an A-line variation.  It is characterized by the use of vertical seams that extend from the top of the gown to the hemline.  Vertical panels of fabric elongate and slim the body, flattering a range of body types.

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Sheath - A modern shape that tightly fits the body from the the neckline to the hemline. It is often made of very light and thin material like silk, and contains few or no flourishes.


Last Updated: August 4, 2013 at 12:54 am
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