Dress Shape Diary

Dress Shape Diary

When shopping for your wedding dress, you may be wondering which bridal silhouettes you want to try on. Often, talking about silhouettes is not something that comes up in everyday conversations, so it’s natural to not know where to begin. That’s why we’re sharing a breakdown of each silhouette. 

Ball Gown

Emily by Rosa Clara

The ball gown is iconic, due to its full skirt and classic shape. The skirt begins at your natural waist, flaring into a full, rounded shape that’s both bold and feminine. This silhouette is perfect for brides who want something traditional, princess-like, and completely elegant. 



1310 by Martina Liana

The A-line has a full skirt that flares from the natural waist, but the key difference between the A-line and ball gown is the skirt’s shape: the ball gown’s skirt is much more full and rounded, while the A-line has a more gentle, slanted slope that points towards your natural waist, slimming you. 



Cali by Aire Barcelona

For brides seeking to make a statement, the mermaid silhouette is perfect. The skirt begins at the knee, flaring out to create an exaggerated hourglass shape that perfectly highlights your curves. This shape is bold, daring, and perfect for brides who want something dramatic and chic. 


Fit and Flare

Bodhi by All Who Wander

Much like the mermaid silhouette, the fit and flare creates an hourglass silhouette, but the skirt begins mid-way down the thigh, creating a less exaggerated flare of the skirt and a more laid-back, relaxed shape that’s perfect for the bride who wants something effortless. 

Want to find the perfect silhouette for your wedding dress? Book an appointment at Bella Bridal Gallery and we’ll help you find your perfect wedding dress.