What Silhouette is Best for Your Body Shape?

Often, brides ask us which silhouette will work best for their body type. Each silhouette does something different, so it’s good to be familiar with each silhouette’s unique shape and what it can do to highlight your body. Consider what will make you feel the most confident so that you can feel beautiful and comfortable on your wedding day!



Ball Gown

44262 by Justin Alexander Sincerity

 

 

If you want to highlight your arms, the ball gown is perfect. The full skirt creates a statement-making shape, with the rounded skirt balancing the fitted bodice. This unique contrast works to highlight your upper body, perfect for women who want to show off their torso. 



A-line

44268 by Justin Alexander Sincerity

 

 

One of the reasons the A-line silhouette is so popular is that it is universally flattering—the gently slanted skirt points in towards your waist, creating a slimming effect. The classic shape is completely versatile, and looks amazing in a range of gorgeous bridal aesthetics, not just traditional designs. 



Mermaid

66185 by Lillian West

 

 

The mermaid silhouette is created by a skirt that begins flaring from the knee, creating a curvy, hourglass shape. For women who want to show off their curves, this silhouette is perfect. The bold shape creates a statement, and draws focus to your hips to highlight your figure. 



Fit and Flare

40314 by Adrianna Papell Platinum

 

 

Much like the mermaid, the fit and flare skirt begins much lower than the A-line or ball gown. However, rather than the knee, the skirt begins mid-way down the thigh, creating the same curvy shape but with a less exaggerated silhouette. The more relaxed silhouette is perfect for women who want the drama of the mermaid with a more laid back look. 



Want to find the perfect wedding dress? Book an appointment at Breathless Bridal and our expert staff will help you find the perfect silhouette.