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Wedding Gown Silhouettes Guide Part II

Wedding Gown Silhouettes Guide Part II

Last week, we shared 3 wedding gown silhouettes, namely, the ball gown, mermaid and sheath wedding gowns. This week, we will be showcasing more of the other types of wedding gown silhouettes available.

Hence, if the previous 3  wedding gown silhouettes are not to your liking or unsuitable for your body type, read on and we are certain you would find something perfect for your wedding gown!

Wedding Gown Silhouettes Guide #1: Empire Waist

The main focus of this type of wedding silhouette is the your chest area. An empire waist wedding gown has a high waist design that is capped off with a piece of fabric that hugs around the mid-section just below the chest.

Empire waist wedding gown

Empire waist wedding gown

 

Although it helps emphasise the chest area, it is done intentionally without being too revealing. This way, you can maintain your classiness as well as elegance. Remember, less is always more, especially for your wedding.

The best thing about an empire waist wedding gown silhouette is that it is ideal for any body type. In short, such wedding gown silhouette can be worn by any bride regardless whether she is slim or full-figured.

Such empire waist wedding gowns are suitable for garden weddings and also for conventional wedding ceremonies held at a Cathedral or a small church. In turn,  it creates a smaller waist and wider hips or bottom, just like how an hourglass is.

Wedding Gown Silhouettes Guide #2: Basque Waist

Not commonly known is the basque waist wedding silhouette you see below.

Basque waist wedding gown

Basque waist wedding gown

So what does a basque waist wedding silhouette refer to? The style’s hallmark is a tight-fitting bodice which sits naturally on the bride’s hips, where it dips below the waist to form an elegant ‘V’ or a ‘U’ shape.

Basque waist wedding gown

Basque waist wedding gown

 

This unique feature creates the illusion of length by elongating the bride’s silhouette and looks especially flattering on slender body types.

As the basque waistline minimises the waist, it looks most flattering when paired with a thin A-line dress (read below to find out more!) or a wide skirt ball gown style. Such styles bring balance to the upper body and makes your wedding gown stands out.

However, brides with a fuller-frame or an inverted triangle body type should avoid such basque wedding gown silhouette. This is because such style is meant to highlight petite frames and curvy figures.

Wedding Gown Silhouettes Guide #3: A-line

Last but not least, we have none other than the A-line wedding gown silhouette. As its name suggests, the A-line style is represented as a cone-shaped top flaring towards the bottom, looking like a capital ‘A’ It is fitted throughout the bodice and flows in a consistent, straight line towards the hem.

A-line wedding gown

A-line wedding gown

 

Being a classic and traditional wedding gown silhouette, it flatters women with heavier hips. This is because it usually has a tapered top, sloped waist and flared skirt. Hence, it helps to conceal the width of the hips.

Another consideration is that A-line style is more on the conservative side. Hence, if you are looking for a more edgier and sexier look, such A-line wedding gown silhouette may not match your ideal look.

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We hope that by sharing these different types of wedding gown silhouettes, you would have a clearer understanding of the choices in front of you. More importantly, this should assist you in choosing the correct wedding gown which fundamentally should complement your body type!

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