Gown Silhouette

As a bride, you should aim to look your best on your wedding day. One way you can assure you look your best is to choose a suitable wedding gown for your body type. Here is a simple guide on different gown silhouettes offered and the body types to best suit them.

As a bride, you should aim to look your best on your wedding day. One way you can assure you look your best is to choose a suitable wedding gown for your body type. Here is a simple guide on different gown silhouettes offered and the body types to best suit them.

Ballgown

The ballgown is also known as the “fairytale” dress. It consists of a fitted bodice and a very full skirt that flairs from the waist.

IDEAL: Most body types; looks great on pears

NOT IDEAL: Petites; skirt can be overwhelming

A-Line

The A-Line dress has a fitted bodice through to waist and flows out to the ground, resembling the outline of the letter “A”.

IDEAL: All body types

Modified A-Line

The modified A-Line gown is fitted on the bodice and hips and gradually flairs to the hem. The skirt fits closer to the body than the traditional A-Line.

IDEAL: All body types

Trumpet

This gown’s silhouette is fitted through body and flairs mid-thigh. The cut is between a Modified A-Line and a Mermaid.

IDEAL: Frames with small waists such as hourglass and petites

NOT IDEAL: Pears and apples as it accentuated the stomach and hip area

Mermaid

The mermaid is fitted to the body from the chest to the knee, then flairs out close to knee.

IDEAL: Slender frames and hourglass brides-to-be who are willing to show off their figures

NOT IDEAL: Apples and Plus-size

Sheath

This gown has a narrow shape that flows straight down from the neckline to hem.

IDEAL: Lean frames, petites and hourglass

NOT IDEAL: Pears; sheaths will accentuate extra inches and be unflattering

Tea-Length

This silhouette has a skirt that falls in between the ankle and knee.

IDEAL: All body types

Mini

The Mini wedding dress has a skirt that ends above the knee.

IDEAL: Lean body types, hourglass and petites

NOT IDEAL: Plus size

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