Do you know the 4 silhouettes of a Wedding Dress?


There are only 4 silhouettes to a wedding dress!! Sheath, Mermaid, A-Line, and a BallGown. That is it. So what are the differences? How do I know which one is best for me? Well, I will help you understand the 4 wedding dress silhouettes so you can be prepared when you start shopping for your wedding dress. 

Sheath Wedding Dress Silhouette

The sheath silhouette is a form-fitting, curve-hugging, simple, sleek style. This silhouette will emphasize your curves as it lightly skims over them from top to bottom. A sheath wedding dress typically has a smaller train. This silhouette is easy to move around/function in during your wedding day. If you have a pear shape, are thick or short-waisted, and have a fuller figure, this silhouette may not look the best on you. This silhouette is available in various fabrics and embellishments. 

Sheath Wedding Dress

Mermaid Wedding Dress Silhouette

The mermaid silhouette is also called a fit/flare or trumpet. This silhouette is all about showing off your curves! The bodice is always form-fitting and tight, with the skirt flaring out at various lengths depending on the wedding dress being a mermaid, fit/flare, or trumpet. The hourglass figure comes to mind with this silhouette. This style is known to emphasize your waist and hips. So this silhouette is perfect for you if you have a triangular or hourglass shape! This wedding dress silhouette can come in various fabrics and embellishments. 

Mermaid Wedding Dress


A-Line Wedding Dress Silhouette

The A-line silhouette is perfect for every body shape. If you are a pear, apple, and or a rectangle shape, this silhouette will show off your assets. The A-line silhouette looks just like the letter A. The dress’s bodice flows from the top, and the waist isn’t cinched or defined. The skirt on this silhouette isn’t very full, either. This silhouette can come in various fabrics and embellishments.  

ALine Wedding Dress


Ballgown Wedding Dress Silhouette

The Ballgown silhouette has a fitted bodice/waist and a full-circle skirt. You can make your skirt extremely full or slim. The circle skirt defines the ballgown. This silhouette is perfect and flattering on every body shape too. Also, if you have a petite frame, no worries you can keep the fullness of your skirt to your proportions. So you don’t have to feel like the wedding dress is taking you over!! We call that type of silhouette a modified ballgown. This silhouette can come in various fabrics and embellishments. 

Ballgown Wedding Dress

So hopefully, now you have a better understanding of the different wedding dress silhouettes available to you will help you find your perfect wedding dress. If you are ready to start trying on wedding dresses give us a call or book your appointment with us!