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Dress Shape Guide

Empire

Mermaid

Trumpet

Ball Gown

A-Line

Column

A-LINE 

A-line refers to how the shape of the dress resembles the outline of an uppercase A. The dress follows a continuous line from the chest to the hem, is fitted around the bodice, simply flows out to the bottom, and is flattering on brides of all shapes and sizes. 

A-line wedding dresses are timeless so it’s no surprise that this elegant silhouette is popular, A classic look on your wedding day. 

MODIFIED A-LINE 

Closely resembling an A-Line, its the skirt fitting closer to the body from the bodice when compared to a traditional A-line that makes it 'modified'. Just as an A-Line would, the modified version would mirror the continuous flow and a gradual flare to the hem, forming an “A” shape.

BALL GOWN 

The ball gown shape is typically one that many young girls growing up dream of. 

Ball gown wedding dresses are perfect for brides who dream of feeling like a princess from a fairytale on their big day.  These head-turning dresses are wowed with a  fitted bodice and a waistline that often provides a slimming effect when  leading into the full skirt that carries volume. Sometimes also fitted with layered underskirt that add to effortless flattery of all body types. 

COLUMN/SHEATH 

Column and sheath wedding dresses fit very closely to the contours of the body. This style has a straight skirt with no waist and loosely skims over the bride’s figure. If you really want to show off your shape, a sheath wedding dress or a column wedding dress is for you. 
These silhouettes may seem simple, but they most definitely make an impact. Whether you choose to wear a column or sheath wedding dress due to practicality or to tie in with your minimalist theme, this modern silhouette will ensure you look stylish and sophisticated on your big day. 

EMPIRE 

An empire line wedding dress is defined by the raised waistline that sits just below the chest, then the rest of the dress flows down to the hem. This captivating silhouette is flattering on almost all figures, making it a popular choice for brides.

MERMAID 

Mermaid wedding dresses have the wow factor that every bride looks for in a gown. The mermaid silhouette contours to the body from the chest to the knee and then flares out to the hem, creating that desirable hourglass shape.

TRUMPET 

A trumpet dress has a straight-lined skirt that flares toward the hem. This fit and flare style hugs the bodice all the way to the mid-hip and then widens gradually to the bottom. It’s a variation of the mermaid, but flairs just below the hip instead of below the knee. As the name suggests, the gradual flare of the skirt resembles the shape of the musical instrument's bell. This understated silhouette effortlessly adds curves with just a touch of drama.