Bridal Gown Styles

One of the first things a dress consultant wants to know is if you have a preferred style. Not every style will look right on every body type and not every style will fit your image of your perfect day.

Know the silhouettes

Ball gown

​​If you dreamt of looking like a real princess walking down the aisle then the ball gown is your style.

Accentuates: the waist

Hides: lower body


Sheath (Column)

A sheath dress just falls along with the shape of your body. There is no real pinch in at any point or flair out. This style can be difficult to wear, especially in a silk

Accentuates: Entire figure

Hides: nothing


​​The mermaid style is very tight and contours with your body. It flairs out around the knee.

Accentuates: curves and entire figure

Hides: Nothing


​​The empire dress flairs out from just below the bust line.

Accentuates: Breasts

Hides: Stomach and curves

Trumpet (Fit and flair)

​​This dress is fitted on the top and has a more dramatic bottom. It is not as voluptuous as a ball gown or as fitted as the mermaid style.

Accentuates: waist and curves

Hides: Smaller flaws and lower body

Know the necklines

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