To determine what dress style you would like to choose for your wedding gown we have listed 7 for you to consider. You can find other styles but they are all variations of these dress silhouettes.
Ballroom gown – a fitted bodice with a wide, full, bell-shaped skirt (3-5 layers of tulle are used to create fullness in the skirt). Princess Diana had this look.
A-line gown – a fitted bodice, it flares out from the waist but much less dramatically than the ballroom gown. Typically tulle is not used on this dress style. This style creates an “A” shape on the body.
Sheath gown – minimal fitting, the gown hugs the body to the hips, it flares out a small amount at the thighs to the hem. This style has a soft hang, it creates a “column” look.
Trumpet gown – this style is fitted from the bust to the mid-thigh. The skirt flares out from mid-thigh to the hem. Extremely fitted throughout the bodice, waist, and hips.
Mermaid gown – this style is fitted from the bust to above the knee. It dramatically flares out from the knee to the floor. Extremely fitted throughout the bodice, waist, and thighs.
Empire gown – a fitted bust with the waistline raised up to just under the bustline. The skirt can have some flare to it or can hang softly to the floor.
Tea length gown – this wedding gown has a short skirt with no train. The bodice is fitted, a cinched-in waistline at the natural waist, the skirt flares out creating an exaggerated “A” line shape, the hemline can be anywhere from just below the knee to just above the ankle.