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Understand Your Wedding Dress Silhouette

Every bride wants the perfect silhouette for their wedding day. Knowing how different wedding dress styles shape your body, giving you the silhouette can help you choose the perfect dress for your special day. In this blog, we’ll help you understand the different types of silhouettes your dress can give you to help you choose a dress that flatters your figure and complements your wedding style.



The A-Line Silhouette


The classic A-line silhouette is a timeless choice that flatters a wide range of body types. 


This style features a fitted bodice that flows out into a gently flared skirt, creating a streamlined, feminine look. 


A-line gowns are particularly well-suited for brides with an inverted triangle or apple-shaped figure, as the flared skirt helps balance out broader shoulders or a fuller midsection.


Whether you opt for a simple, minimalist design or one adorned with intricate lace and beading, the A-line silhouette is a versatile and flattering choice.





The Mermaid and Trumpet Silhouettes


For brides seeking a more form-fitting, dramatic look, the mermaid and trumpet silhouettes are excellent options. 


The mermaid style features a fitted bodice that flares out dramatically at the knee or mid-thigh, creating a striking, mermaid-like silhouette. 


The trumpet silhouette is similar, with a fitted bodice that gradually flares out from the knee to the hem. 


These figure-hugging styles are particularly flattering for brides with an hourglass or athletic figure, as they accentuate the waist and hips.








The Ball Gown Silhouette


For the ultimate in princess-inspired elegance, the ball gown silhouette is a stunning choice. 


Characterised by a fitted bodice and a voluminous, full skirt, the ball gown creates a dramatic, fairytale-esque look. This silhouette is particularly well-suited for brides with a petite or slender frame, as the full skirt can help balance out a smaller figure.


Whether you opt for a classic satin ball gown or one adorned with intricate lace and embellishments, this silhouette is sure to make you feel like a queen on your wedding day.







The Column and Sheath Silhouettes


For brides seeking a more streamlined, minimalist look, the column and sheath silhouettes are excellent choices. 


The column silhouette features a straight, slim-fitting skirt that falls straight from the bodice, creating a sleek, modern look. 


The sheath silhouette is similar, with a fitted bodice and a skirt that hugs the body closely. These styles are particularly flattering for brides with a slender, athletic figure, as they showcase the natural curves of the body.






The Fit-and-Flare Silhouette


The fit-and-flare silhouette is a hybrid of the mermaid and A-line styles, featuring a fitted bodice that flares out from the waist or hips. 


This style is particularly flattering for brides with an hourglass figure, as it accentuates the waist and hips while creating a feminine, flared skirt.


Whether you opt for a sleek, modern fit-and-flare or one with a more romantic, bohemian vibe, this silhouette is a versatile and flattering choice.


Book your appointment



At Oliver's Bridal and Formalwear, we're proud to offer a wide range of designer wedding dresses in all of these stunning silhouettes. You can even filter our dresses on our wedding page by their silhouette! 


Our experienced bridal consultants are dedicated to helping you find the perfect dress that not only flatters your figure, but also reflects your personal style and the vision for your wedding day.


Whether you're drawn to the classic elegance of an A-line gown, the dramatic flair of a mermaid or ball gown, or the sleek sophistication of a column or sheath, our extensive collection of designer dresses has something for every bride. 


We're here to guide you through the process, offer honest and thoughtful feedback, and help you feel confident and beautiful on your special day.


Book your appointment at Oliver's Bridal and Formalwear today, and let us help you find the perfect bridal silhouette that will make all your wedding day dreams come true.

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