Dress Shape Diary

When you’re searching for your perfect wedding dress, knowing where to start can pose a challenge. With thousands of gorgeous designs to choose from, finding ways to avoid becoming overwhelmed is key to a happy, memorable, and stress-free shopping experience. Our favorite way to help brides narrow down their options is by starting with selecting your favorite dress shape. Shapes, or silhouettes, refer to the way a gown is tailored to fit, and finding the perfect one for you makes dress shopping a breeze! Here are the different silhouettes available at America’s Bride:


Ball Gown

Style #2146 by Morilee

First, let’s talk about the ball gown. This dress shape is characterized by its full, voluminous skirt, and gives brides a regal, princess-like altar presence worth swooning over! As the most dramatic of the silhouettes, the ball gown is perfect for a statement-making entrance.



Style #Y21826 by Sophia Tolli

Next, we have the A-line. This silhouette is a classic, and consists of a fitted bodice and a relaxed, flowing skirt. This shape is perfect for brides wanting a universally flattering look that embodies traditional bridal aesthetics.



Style #221162 from Enchanting by Mon Cheri

For brides wanting to bring a touch of sultry romance to their special day, the mermaid is sure to take your breath away. This shape is fitted from the bust through the thighs, then widens out into a skirt around the knees, allowing each of your curves to take center stage.



Fit and Flare
Style #117190 from Enchanting by Mon Cheri

Finally, the fit and flare offers something perfect for brides wanting the best of both worlds: this shape is fitted from the bust through the hips, similar to the mermaid, but falls gently into a skirt starting at the mid-thigh, giving you the dancing mobility of the A-line.

Ready to find “the one?” Book your appointment at America’s Bride today!