Dress Shape Diary

Dress Shape Diary

At House of Bridal, we believe that a bride’s wedding dress journey begins at the silhouette. Silhouettes, or dress shapes, refer to the different ways that gowns are designed to fit, and each one offers its own unique look and feel. To help you along your search for the one, here is a simple guide to the most popular wedding dress silhouettes:



01223 from Pollari


The A-line silhouette features a fitted bodice and a relaxed skirt that starts at the waist. This breezy dress shape is praised for its universally figure-flattering design, effortlessly beautiful appeal, and integrity to classic bridal aesthetics.


Ball Gown

MTL22117 from Martin Thornburg Luxe


The ball gown silhouette is primarily characterized by its full-volume skirt. This bold dress shape undeniably makes a statement and promises a fluttering walk down the aisle, resulting in the perfect choice for royalty and everyday brides alike.



Adamma by Milla Nova


The mermaid silhouette is fitted from the bust through the legs, then widens out into a skirt around the knees. This structured dress shape shows off all of your gorgeous curves and creates chic, swoon-worthy bridal looks!


Fit and Flare

122178 from Enchanting by Mon Cheri


The fit and flare silhouette is fitted from the bust through the hips, then gently falls into a skirt starting at the mid-thigh. Similar to the mermaid, this curve-hugging silhouette celebrates the feminine figure, with an extra touch of leg room for dancing mobility.


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