What Silhouette Is Best For Your Body Shape?

Shopping for your wedding dress is a fun experience, but sometimes brides aren’t sure where to start! We find it’s helpful to start with the most basic aspect of your dress: the silhouette. Knowing what shape works best with your body is tough, and each bride will have a different, unique answer based on what you like about your body. 



Ball Gown

E205 by Abella

 

 

The ball gown is the perfect bold, feminine shape for women who want something classic. The skirt is full and rounded, creating a bell-like shape that’s the defining feature of the silhouette. Between the full skirt and fitting bodice, all the emphasis is placed on your arms and torso—making this a great choice for brides who love their upper body. 



A-line

9904 by Allure

 

 

The A-line has a gorgeous full skirt that differs from the ball gown in its overall shape—rather than a rounded, ball shape, the A-line creates a subtly slanted shape that points towards your waist, making you appear thinner. This shape is universally flattering, and popular with brides and designers alike. 



Mermaid

C602 by Allure Couture

 

 

For brides who want to show off their curves, the mermaid silhouette is everything. The bodice is fitted through the hip, with the skirt flaring out from the knee to create an exaggerated hourglass figure. This perfectly highlights your curves and creates a bold, statement-making dress no one will forget. 



Fit and Flare

88239 by Justin Alexander

 

 

The fit and flare has the same overall shape as the mermaid, but the skirt starts slightly higher, from midway down the thigh to make the overall effect of the silhouette less exaggerated. This relaxed, effortless silhouette is perfect for brides who want something subtle and elegant but still slightly sultry. 



Want to find the perfect silhouette for your body? Book an appointment at Gowns of Grace, and we’ll help you find your dream dress.