Learn the Lingo: Dress Silhouettes

Learn the Lingo: Dress Silhouettes

AS SEEN IN: Martha Stewart Weddings 

Purchasing your bridal gown is probably one of the most important decisions you will be make on your wedding day.  Shopping for it can also be a little overwhelming with a lot of new lingo to learn.  DO NOT fret.  You do not have to memorize anything  in order to start shopping for your dream dress.  Although, it does make it easier to communicate to your bridal consultant what you want… or even what you do not want.  With the help of Martha Stewart Weddings, check out the below pictures and descriptions below.


Type of Skirts

Non-Fitted Bottoms

Non-Fitted Bottoms

  • Non-Fitted – Shows off the smallest part of your natural waist and camouflages hips.
    • {Ball Gown} Fullest skirt that shows off your waist and camouflages hips.  Best for a bride who wants to make an entrance!
    • {A-Line}  Resembles the shape of the letter “A;”  a great way to wear a full skirt without the drama of a ball gown.
    • {Sheath} Best for a bride who wants to camouflage her hips but does not want the crinoline, or the “poof” in the skirt.
Fitted Bottoms

Fitted Bottoms

  • Fitted – Got curves? Showcase them!
    • {Fit-and-Flare} This silhouette—also known as a trumpet or mermaid—hugs the body at the top and through the hips but jets out into a fuller skirt at the bottom.
    • {Trumpet} Fits snugly in the hips and thighs but flares out above the knee. This silhouette allows for better movement and room to sit (than mermaid).
    • {Mermaid} Fits through the hips and thighs and flares typically at the knee.

 


 

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xoxo – Jackie