The basics on Wedding Gown Silhouettes
Ball gown: A regal classic with a fitted bodice that cinches in at the waist with a full skirt (created with crinolines and layers of tulle) that glides over the hip and torso area. This gown is what fairy-tales moments are made of.
Sheath: A versatile gown (requiring less fabric) that is effortless to move around in. This style skims the body and falls straight to the floor below the hips.
A-line: This gown creates an A-shape on the body as it flares out from the waist. This flattering silhouette fits perfectly with all kinds of weddings (Classic, Beach, Bohemian).
Empire Waist: This gown has a high waistline (just below the breasts) and falls gracefully to hide the tummy area. An enhancing style that gives a regal look.
Mermaid: This gown is extremely fitted throughout the bodice, waist and hips; and flares out at the knee creating a curvy silhouette with an hour-glass effect.
Fit and Flare: Actually a toned-down version of the mermaid; this gown hugs the chest and waist areas but is a bit more forgiving in the hip, derriere and thigh areas. The skirt flares out above the knee for more freedom to let loose on the dance floor.
*Begin your search 8 months before your wedding day.
This will give enough time to find and order your dress
and have it arrive in plenty of time for alterations, steaming.