Different Silhouettes to Suit Your Wedding Dress Requirement

Posted on April 13, 2024 by Lissa

Silhouettes to Suit Your Wedding Dress Requirement


Every bride deserves to feel radiant on their wedding day, and the perfect dress can truly set the tone. Where do you start?

The first step to finding the perfect wedding dress is to learn a bit about the different dress shapes out there.

Familiarizing yourself with terms like “A-line” or “ball gown” will make it easier to filter through your choices. It can also help you communicate your preferences to stylists or consultants much more clearly, making the entire process smoother.

Plus, picking a dress that fits your body shape well can make you shine even more on your special day!

If the whole wedding dress selection thing seems a bit intimidating, don’t worry — that’s totally expected.

After all, finding that one special gown isn’t something you do every day. We’re here to give you a quick rundown on the available silhouettes and which one might suit your body type best.

Silhouette #1: The A-Line wedding dress

An A-line bridal gown is snug around the hips and widens from the waist down to the end, creating a shape similar to the letter “A”.

This design gently highlights the bride’s form and has a wide selection of necklines, materials, and decorative details due to its adaptable nature.

One of our top picks when it comes to A-line silhouettes is the Cumberland. This beautiful dress has a V-neck and is decorated with a pattern of beaded leaves that starts on the top and lightly spreads down the softly flowing tulle skirt.

It also has a see-through upper part, a waistband that makes the waist look slimmer, cuts on the sides, and a V-shaped back. This dress comes with options to cover the top more and raise the neck for those who prefer it.

Another top contender is the Alena Leena Dahlia gown which is made from Mikado so it looks both luxurious and shimmery. The strapless top brings out a classic beauty, opening up space for either bold jewelry or a simpler, more focused style.

This A-line dress flatters many shapes because it flows down elegantly from the waist to create a soft and classy outline, with a cathedral train that adds a sophisticated flair. Its low back feature adds a bit of sexiness to the overall look.


Silhouette #2: The mermaid wedding dress

Think about a mermaid’s tail, then put it on the bottom half of your gown and you have the mermaid silhouette. This choice is great for those wanting to highlight their figure, especially the waist and hips.

Our go-to mermaid gown is Elliott by Made with Love. The dress is a true dazzler with its lovely lace design, peppered with sparkling 3-D floral lace.

Delicate pearls cascade over the straps, waist, and skirt.  This dress is available in a timeless Ivory shade.

Another dress that’s definitely worth your attention is the Hudson by Made with Love. This trumpet silhouette wedding dress stuns with a daringly low back and a deep V-neckline.

Striking that tricky balance between modern and subtly sexy, it flatters your figure with supportive construction that shapes the curves. The intricately applied modern lace adds some glamorous sparkle.


Silhouette #3: The high-low wedding dress

 A high-low bridal gown features a unique cut with the front hem shorter and the back extending into a long, flowing tail. This style is ideal for brides looking to show off some leg yet keep a traditional bridal essence.

For those eager to make a memorable entrance, the Hudson by Made with Love is a favorite. This piece, crafted from Tulle with a scalloped edge, offers a fresh, contemporary look.

You can wear it for an impactful appearance at your ceremony and then easily take it off for the party to follow, transforming your big day into two different styles in one.


Silhouette #4: The fit-and-flare wedding dress

A fit-and-flare wedding dress hugs your upper body tightly and gently starts to spread out right below your hips.

This dress model shines a spotlight on your curves and gives the illusion of a slimmer waist. It’s a fantastic choice for all, especially flattering for those with a curvy figure.

The Made With Love – Remi is perhaps one of the most elegant piece in this list. Its shape clings to the top part of your body and then gently flares out just below the hips, drawing attention to the wearer’s figure while suggesting a narrower waist.

This choice benefits everyone, particularly those with fuller shapes. The V-shaped neck plays a modest yet effective role in enhancing the neck and shoulder area gracefully while the soft floral lace overlay brings a layer of richness and intricacy to the attire.

The design includes delicate flower touches on its slender straps and around the waist and the signature low back of the MWL brand.


Silhouette #5: The trumpet wedding dress

Should you find the mermaid gown’s flair too grand, consider a trumpet dress. This design embraces snugly around one’s middle and upper legs, then widens out nearer to the thigh area.

Unlike the mermaid dress which expands at or past the knee, the trumpet silhouette begins its flare higher, offering a subtler volume.

The Paloma Blanca 5005 is shaped like a trumpet and has a strap that goes straight across the top. Its fabric is Mikado, and it shows the structure of the back with special buttons down the middle. This dress also has an option for short, fluffy sleeves and comes with a simple belt to tie around the waist.

And finally, no one would regret choosing the Allure Couture C634. This strapless bridal dress is dreamy, and crafted with lace. It showcases a see-through back and an extended train that fits wonderfully.

Each dress mentioned, and many others can be found at Flares Bridal. Our store offers various styles of wedding dresses, whether you’re looking for something light and playful, classic and timeless, or unique and bohemian.

We continue to choose and showcase dresses from prize-winning creators such as Made with Love, Allure Bridal, Pronovias, Pronovias Atelier, Mikaella Bridal, Paloma Blanca, Pronovias, Willowby by Watters, and Wtoo by Watters.

Book an appointment at our San Francisco dress shop by calling (925) 939-3306 today. Tell our customer service team what dress silhouette you think would suit your dream wedding look, and we will gladly accommodate you.

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