Dress Shape Diary - Silhouette Examples

As you start to shop for your wedding dress, understanding how wedding dress silhouettes differ
from one another can make the decision process a little easier. Understanding exactly what
you’re looking for will help you and your stylist at Signature Dresses in Washington D.C. sort
through options in a way that’s quicker and less stressful! Read on for a rundown of some basic
wedding dress silhouettes that you can keep in mind once you’re searching for a wedding dress:



Mermaid shapes are dresses that flare out beginning at the knee, creating a dramatic silhouette
that hugs your curves. It also highlights your torso because of the longer bodice. This is another
shape that’s popular among brides and can be found in a variety of styles featuring lace and
embellished with embroidered florals.



An A-line dress silhouette flares out from the waist to the floor, cinching in your waist for a
flattering fit! This is one of the most popular wedding dress silhouettes because it's universally
flattering, comfortable, and easy to dance in. Whether you're looking for a dress that cinches in
your waist or you're wanting to highlight your upper body, an A-line gown is the perfect choice.



This wedding dress is frequently confused with the mermaid silhouette. The difference is that
this shape flares at mid-thigh rather than the knees, and it's great for brides wanting to elongate
their legs.



The ball gown is the most popular wedding dress shape and is known for its fairytale-like quality.
These dresses feature a much larger skirt than any other shape and perfectly emulate what it
feels like to be a princess! It's truly a dream come true to wear one of these dresses on your
wedding day.



Fit and flare wedding dresses are defined as having a flared skirt and a fitted bodice. These
could be confused with other dresses that feature a flared out skirt, but keep in mind that the
difference here is how tame the flare is.

If you’re ready to find your dream wedding dress, book an appointment with the professionals at
Signature Dresses in Washington D.C. today!