Understanding your wedding and bridal dress shapes is an important part of being a bride! So here are some basics to create your own wedding guide.
Straight wedding dresses:
Cut closer to the body. Often more revealing than traditional wedding dresses. Usually cut on the bias to allow fabric to flow and flatter the figure.
A-line Princess wedding dresses:
Think of the shape of an A! The dress is cut closest to the bust and then falls away from the body. It is a “forgiving” wedding dress shape. The dress will avoid clinging to the hips or thighs. As the dress has a certain “swish” to it, you can have a field day with statement making bridal shoes.
Empire wedding dresses:
An A-line dress, with seams placed under the bust for shaping.
Strapless wedding dresses:
Cut across the bust without straps or neckline coverage. Wedding planners and brides alike have rejoiced at this liberating shape option. A true wedding favor!
Mermaid wedding dress:
Fitted at the waist and flairs from the knee into a fuller circle. Fashion forward for a contemporary wedding
Ball gown dresses:
Fitted bodice and fuller skirt. The quintessential bridal shape.