The Right Silhouette for your Body Type

Body type plays an important factor in finding your dream dress. The right dress should flatter your figure. It should enhance your beauty and reflect your personality. And of course, it should complete your look not stand on its own. But where do you start? How do you know what silhouette is going to work best for you? First it’s all about recognizing your body type whatever it is do not worry, you will find your dress! But, with a better understanding of the different types of silhouettes and what body types they are ideal for, you might become one step closer to finding your dream dress.

Atelier Pronovias  photo via Brian Labrada

Atelier Pronovias  photo via Brian Labrada

There are many different silhouettes to consider when buying a dress here is a short summary of each:

Ball Gown: The infamous ball gown. Ball gowns have a fitted bodice and flare out into a full skirt. This is the perfect dress for any bride wanting to feel like a princess on her special day.

A-Line: A line gowns are fitted through the waist and then flare out resembling the shape of an upper case A.

Drop Waist: Drop Waist gowns are similar to an A line but instead of flaring out at the waist, they are fitted through the hips and then flare out.

Empire Waist: Flares out slightly below the bust.

Trumpet: Trumpet gowns are fitted all the way to about mid-thigh where they flare out.

Mermaid: Mermaid gowns are fitted and flare out around the knee.

Sheath: Sheath dresses have a slim shape. They are relatively straight and fairly simple.

Tea-Length: Tea length dresses fall at about mid-calf.

In the coming weeks, we’ll go over the which of these silhouettes would go with which body type.