What Silhouette Works Best for Your Body Shape?

When shopping for their perfect wedding dress, we find a lot of brides are concerned about finding the perfect silhouette to flatter their bodies. Finding a silhouette that makes you feel stunning and confident is key, so it’s good to know what each silhouette does for your body. 



Ball Gown

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Ball gowns are known for their full, round skirt, creating a statement shape that’s perfect for brides seeking a regal, feminine look. The offset of the full skirt and fitted bodice places emphasis on your arms and torso, making this a perfect option for the bride who wants to highlight her upper body. 



A-line

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The A-line and ball gown are similar, with both skirts flaring from the natural waist, but the A-line creates a much more relaxed shape. The slanted lines of the skirt direct attention to your waist, and make you appear thinner, which is one of the main reasons the A-line silhouette is so popular amongst brides and designers. 



Mermaid

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The bodice of the mermaid remains fitted through the hip, with the skirt flaring from the knee to create an hourglass shape. The lower skirt and flared structure emphasizes your hips, making this a great silhouette for curvy women. 



Fit and Flare

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If you love the flattering effect of the mermaid silhouette, but want a more effortless look, the fit and flare gives the mermaid a more relaxed makeover. Rather than the knee, the skirt begins midway down the thigh, creating a less exaggerated hourglass silhouette. 



Want to find the silhouette that looks best for your body? Book an appointment at Becker’s Bridal and we’ll help you find the perfect bridal silhouette.