Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wedding Dress: Silhouettes 101

Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Ballgown


The traditional princess gown, think Cinderella. The bodice is form fitted through to waist and then flares out into a full ball gown from waist down.

Best for: someone who wants a dramatic entrance. Ballgown's can really accentuate your waist line or create a waist line for you. Be careful when purchasing a ballgown if you are petite, the size of the skirt at the bottom doesn't overwhelm your top.

Reem Acra


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A-Line


Most figure-friendly silhouette for all! Fitted bodice and then gradually flares out on the bottom. The dress looks mostly like an "A", hence the name :)

This silhouette justs looks great on about anyone! Can look traditional or more modern like the Jenny Packham dress shown below.

Jenny Packham


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Modified A-Line


It is similar to the A-Line silhouette but it is modified mostly by taking in the the sides of hips and behind knee to give you more of a Jessica Rabbit shape.

I personally think a sweetheart neckline is best for a bustier gal, while someone with a smaller chest would be able to wear a more streamline neckline.

Oscar de le Renta


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Trumpet


Form fitting on the top and begins to flare at mid-thigh (or above the knee). This silhouette is in between a modified A-line and Mermaid silhouette. Its brings the drama like the ballgown but still shows off some curves.

Oscar de la renta


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Mermaid


Form fitting from the bodice until it flares out right below the knees. Great for showing off all your curves!

This silhouette is not for the body conscious type. Best suited for the tall slender gal, Not great for short-waisted ladies.

Vera Wang


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Sheath


Slender and straight lines and perfect for someone petite.

A modern and more mature look. Usually made in lightweight or silky fabrics that can make it hard to hide anything. Make sure to get the right undergarments.

Monique Lhuillier


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