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Silhouette Guide for Wedding Dresses

Picking out a wedding dress for your special is a very exciting , but sometimes challenging task. Between the endless list of options, styles and the confusing terminology, picking the perfect gown can seem hard. In today's blog, we will give you a quick guide to breakdown some of the various wedding gown silhouettes available.


The A-Line Wedding Dress is a very popular style that complements all body types. They are fitted at the top and gradually become wider toward the bottom of the dress. The shape of this dress looks like a capital A. This type of dress naturally highlights the bust while slimming the waist and skimming over the hips.

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A Mermaid dress is a glamorous dress that is shapes like a mermaid tail. This type of dress is fitted on the body from the chest to the knee, then flares out close to the knee. The result is a very sexy and feminine style that highlights a brides curves.

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A Trumpet wedding dress fits similarly to a Mermaid dress. It hugs the body and gradually flares outward. The flare for a trumpet style wedding dress starts at the mid-thigh. This creates a trumpet-like silhouette and may make it a bit easier for the bride to move around.

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