A Guide to Bridal Silhouettes


From fabrics to silhouettes to necklines and bustles, there are hundreds of terms when it comes to bridal gowns. We know it can all be a tad confusing when you are trying to nail down your dream gown, so we’ve broken down each silhouette to help you find what style you will look and feel best in!

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This sleek silhouette features a snug fit through the hips and thighs and a soft transition out into a “trumpet” shape. Most commonly confused with the fit-and-flair (more on that in a little), the trumpet can be distinguished by it’s soft flair that elongates the body.

Fit and Flare

Want to flaunt your curves and add a little drama for your big day? Fit-and-flare has got you, girl! Marked by a body hugging fit through the hips that flares out to a fuller skirt above the knee, it accentuates an hour glass shape perfectly!



Sheath gowns feature a fitted bodice with  a natural waist and skirt that falls straight and close to the body. Often made in lightweight fabrics such as chiffon, sheath gowns are comfortable and perfect for a relaxed or outdoor wedding.


Modified A-Line

This silhouette is an amazing mix between a fitted and a-line gown. It sits on the hips and continues out from there, showing off some curves without the constriction of a fitted gown. Our modified a-lines are incredibly comfortable and easy to move in, making them the perfect gowns to dance the night away in!



A-line gowns are exactly what they sound like: the shape of a ‘A’. Marked by a skirt that continues out from a cinched waist, it is perfect for any body type! Broad shoulders? This classic silhouette balances shoulders while hiding any problem areas in the mid section. This



Looking for a gown to match your fairytale wedding? Ballgown is the right silhouette for you. Featuring a full skirt and a fitted bodice, ballgowns make a statement and look fabulous while doing it!

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