Wedding Dresses Silhouette Guide

Wedding dresses &  silhouettes – How to choose the wedding dress to suit your shape.

Every bride-to-be is different and what might suit your another woman could look  different on you. We all come in different shapes and sizes…Have you ever borrowed clothes that looks fantastic on your best friend, but not so nice on you? The same applies to your wedding dress.

Here is a guide of the different wedding gown silhouettes for you to try on. There will be one that will fit perfectly.

Ball Gown: the ball gown dress has a fitted bodice at the waist, with a full skirt. It is most of the time seen as the fairy tale dress, especially if the design includes diamante and pearls. This dress will make a great impression, and is ideal for a pear shaped bride as it will balance the top half and bottom half. But it is not ideal for petite frames, which will be swamped in it. This would definitively be the ideal dress for a very glamorous bride.

Ball Gown Wedding Dress


A-Line: this is the ideal dress for all body types. It does still have a fitted bodice and a full length skirt. The shape of the wedding dress resembles the shape of a A. So if you are a pear, apple, banana…this is the dress for you. It is very classic and understated.


Trumpet or mermaid: the wedding gown is fitted to the body with flairs mid-high. This dress will be perfect for brides with a petite or hourglass frame. It is not ideal for the pear-shaped ladies or fuller shaped ladies. This dress silhouette will be perfect if you are looking for a skin tight dress to show off your figure.



Anita and her team will be able to advise you on the best wedding dress to suit your shape during your first appointment. You can book your appointment online.