Wedding Gown Silhouettes – Which One is Your Fit?
From fluffy ball gowns to slim fitting mermaids and every silhouette in between, shopping for wedding gowns can feel so overwhelming sometimes! We know that trying to learn the ins and outs of wedding gowns can be nearly impossible for the bride-to-be who already has so much on her plate. So, we’ve created this comprehensive guide to wedding gown silhouettes using real gowns from our inventory.
At Ashley Grace Bridal, we are firm believers that there is no one dress shape for any specific body type, but rather that whatever a bride feels the most beautiful in is her perfect dress. So, whether you want to feel like a flowy princess in a light and airy a-line or you’d rather go sleek and sexy in a fit-and-flare, know that you can rock whatever shape you fall in love with!
We hope this helps you feel a little bit more confident walking into your Bridal Appointment! And if you haven’t set yours up yet, click here to receive the AGB experience fit with a private bridal suite, master stylist, and six different designers to shop from. We can’t wait to meet you, beautiful!
The Ball Gown
The ball gown is a true princess dress! Picture Cinderella or Belle twirling around in a castle – aka all of your little girl dreams come true. Ball gowns have a fitted bodice with a full skirt, normally fixed with layers of crinoline underneath to add “poof.”
Style 88086 by Justin Alexander
A similar silhouette to the ball gown but with a more flowy skirt, a-lines resemble the shape of a capital “A.” These gowns are also fitted in the bodice, and the skirt will drape and cascade towards the ground , fitting closer to the body rather than “poofing” out.
Mckenna by Rebecca Ingram
These gowns have a narrow shape and do not hug curves tightly, but rather loosely accentuate figure. Tighter than an a-line, but not quite fitted to the body, these gowns flow straight down from the neckline to the hem.
Evangelina by Maggie Sottero
Fit-and-flare gowns were created to show off figure! Whether or not you feel like you have curves, these gowns which hug the body and then flare out mid-thigh will accentuate and give you an hourglass shape.
Style 66114 by Lillian West
Think of the shape of Ariel with her tail: fitted through the bodice and then flaring out at the knee. These gowns accentuate hourglass figures and add a bit more body at the bottom as they flare out dramatically.
Alistaire by Maggie Sottero
If any of these gowns caught your eye, you can click here to try these beauties on and receive the AGB experience fit with a private bridal suite, master stylist, and six different designers to shop from. We can’t wait to meet you, beautiful!