Most women are really particular about their wedding dress and want to achieve their desired look no matter what. They have already decided on every single intricate detail in their wedding gowns. However, most times, they just don’t know how to say it.
It gets even more difficult when you want a custom-made wedding dress with all your favorite additions, and you can’t just pull up a picture to show what you mean.
Wedding gown shopping can often throw you for a loop and overwhelm you with endless options. What makes the shopping experience easy, productive, and fun is knowing your styles well and being up to date with the fashion industry terminology.
That way, when you walk into a store or talk to a designer, you’d be able to communicate what you want in your wedding dress. If you aren’t well-versed in the styles and silhouettes of wedding gowns. Here’s a guide for you:
1. Ball Gown
Let’s begin with the classic and Cinderella-like wedding dress. A ball-gown is exactly what you imagine a Disney princess wearing. This dress style features a fitted bodice and a full skirt that flares out exaggeratedly and dramatically.
The layers upon layers of tulle will give you the perfect shot as you twirl and live up your day with flamboyance. A ball gown is suitable for all body types but is especially flattering on petite frames.
Like a ball gown, an A-line silhouette is another fairy-tale wedding dress, just a lot more practical with a lot less flare and drama. This dress silhouette stays fitted up till the waist and then flares softly in the shape of an A.
A-line dress is perfect for people who need elegance and glamour in a manageable manner. A-line dress is also versatile, and you can wear it no matter the kind of theme you have at your wedding.
The sheath is different from all the aforementioned wedding gowns as it does not have a flared skirt. Rather, a sheath silhouette skims along the body, highlighting and accentuating the natural body shape.
A sheath dress radiates a very modern and graceful persona and looks effortlessly regal.
A mermaid dress looks exactly like its namesake. This silhouette stays fitted from the chest to the knees and then flares out the rest of the length. The mermaid style contours the body and accentuates the hips and the waist.
It’s wise to choose this silhouette on a made-to-measure bridal gown because you need to be able to move and sit freely in it.
Trumpet and mermaid silhouette are often confused with each other. However, the two are very different styles. In trumpet, the dress stays fitted past the knees; however, the fitting becomes loose around the hips and starts flaring out from the lower thighs.
The skirt of the trumpet is also round in shape, flaring downward rather than outward. Compared to mermaid, you have a lot more freedom to moves around in a trumpet dress.
6. Tea Length
Remember Audrey Hepburn’s iconic Givenchy dress in Funny Face? That was a tea-length dress. In a tea-length wedding gown, the skirt stops mid-calf, at least 6-inches above the ankles. A tea-length is perfect for brides who want something elegant and regal but without all the fuss of trains and flares. A tea-length dress is playful and flirty, fitting the personality of those who’d want to dance the night off, have fun, and show off their gorgeous shoes. Ask us how we can make any dress a Tea Length!
Regardless of the shape of your wedding gown, you must trust your heart and go for the one that makes you feel beautiful and confident in your skin. If you wish for a customized wedding dress, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to get your dream wedding gown.