What Silhouette is Best for Your Body Shape?

What Silhouette is Best for Your Body Shape?

Frequently, we find brides asking what silhouette will work best for their body type. Finding the right silhouette all depends on what part of your body you want to highlight: each silhouette creates a different look, working with different parts of your body to create a gorgeous, breathtaking bridal look that will make you feel confident and beautiful on your wedding day. 

Ball Gown

220282 by Martin Thornburg



The ball gown is one of the most recognizable silhouettes in bridal, with its full-skirted shape often being the first silhouette people think of when they think of wedding dresses. The skirt flares from your natural waist, emphasizing your torso and giving you a bold, regal look. This silhouette is perfect for women who want to show off their arms and shoulders. 


9757 by Allure



The A-line has a similar shape to the ball gown, but rather than a full, rounded skirt, the A-line is gently slanted. The slanting lines of the skirt point to your waist, making you appear thinner and taller. This shape is universally flattering, making it a widely popular choice among brides. 


44271 by Justin Alexander Sincerity



The mermaid silhouette is much more dramatic, with the bodice remaining fitted until the skirt begins flaring out from the knee. This exaggerated hourglass shape makes your curves stand out perfectly, with the bold skirt adding breathtaking drama to the shape. If you want to emphasize your hips, this silhouette is perfect. 

Fit and Flare

MJ520 by Madison James



Much like the mermaid, the fit and flare is fitted through the hip. However, the skirt begins midway down the thigh, rather than at the knee. This creates a much more relaxed look, working with your curves but with a slightly less dramatic look than the mermaid silhouette. 

Looking for your perfect silhouette? Book an appointment at Limestone & Lace, we’ll help you find the perfect wedding dress.