A common question we get from brides, many women often come into the shop searching for the silhouette to flatter their body best. Obviously, each silhouette does something different, but there is no one-size-fits-all answer: the answer depends on what parts of your body you like and want to highlight. Here, we’re breaking down what each silhouette does so you know which you might want:
The A-line is known as the classic bridal silhouette for good reason: it flatters everyone. The bodice is fitted through the natural waist, where the skirt flares into a gentle A-shape, emphasizing your waist and slimming you. If you like your torso or arms, this is a great silhouette to choose. This shape can also make short brides appear taller if you’re looking to add a bit of height.
Fit and Flare
A popular choice among modern brides, fit and flare dresses are fitted through the hip, with the skirt beginning to flare out midway down the thigh. The flare emphasizes the curves you already have, exaggerating the shape and creating a gorgeous hourglass silhouette. If you’re looking to highlight your hips (or just love the dramatic shape of the silhouette), this dress shape is exactly what you’re looking for.
If you don’t love the full skirt of an A-line or the dramatic curves of a fit and flare, and sheath falls between the two, giving you the best of both worlds. Sheath dresses stay close to the body throughout, but are not completely fitted after the hips. This gives you the same slimming effect of an A-line without the full skirt, and the curve-loving effect of a fit and flare without the exaggerated shape, perfect for brides who want a little bit of both.