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Types of Wedding Dresses

Wedding dress shopping – where to begin? Firstly, as a bride-to-be, you should focus on looking like the absolute best version of yourself on your wedding day. In addition, aside from your glimmering smile and bridal glow, your dress will be the main focus.

All women have different body types, this is why it is extremely important to start off the wedding dress hunt process by grasping the various dress silhouettes – as well as which body types they suite best. Let’s have a look at the various wedding gown silhouettes below:

Ball Gown

Commonly known as the fairy tale dress, with a fitted bodice and flairs at just above the waist with a full skirt. This gown is ideal for most body types, however looks the best on pear shaped body types, as it hides the lower body. Ball gowns are not fitting for petites; the skirt may be too overwhelming on a small frame.

A-line Resembling the silhouette of an uppercase “A”, these dresses have a fitted bodice to the waist and flows to the ground. A-line gowns are ideal for all body types.

Modified A-line – The skirt of these wedding gowns fits closer to the body than traditional A-line dresses. They are fitted on the hips and bodice, gradually flaring to the hem. These wedding dresses are ideal for all body types.

Trumpet – Contoured through the body and flaring at mid-thigh, this cut is between a modified A-line and mermaid cut. Trumpet gowns are best suited for frames with small waists, such as the hourglass.

Mermaid – Fitted on the bodice from the chest to the knee, then flares out by the knee. These gowns are ideal for slim frames as well as hourglass body types who are prepared to show off their curves.

Sheath – Narrow shaped gown that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem, sheath gowns are ideal for lean framed body types. These dresses are also suitable on hourglass figures willing to show off their curves, but not on pear shaped body types as this dress with accentuate inches and could be unflattering.

If you are searching for the perfect wedding dress, visit Cinderella’s Closet for a wide range of gowns. Enquire online today for more information!