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5 Wedding Dress Silhouettes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

June 20, 2013 by Paula Kashtan
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When shopping for your dream dress, the first thing to consider is what silhouette you’re looking for. From trumpet to tea length, it can feel like there’s an infinite number of dresses to choose from, but not every style will work for your body… or stand the test of time. Shopping for your wedding dress can be very overwhelming with endless options on sites like Loehmanns.com (one of our top recommendations). So before you opt for something super trendy, read this quick primer on the five most popular–timeless–wedding dress silhouettes.

Ballgown: When you closed your eyes as a little girl and imagined a wedding dress, this is probably what you saw. The fairy-tale silhouette has a fitted bodice then flares at the waist into a full skirt. It looks best on women of average height, particularly those with hourglass or full figures because the giant skirt is extremely forgiving. Petites and particularly buxom women, however, may find themselves overwhelmed by the style.

A-Line: Like an uppercase “A,” this silhouette is fitted through the waist and then flares out towards the ground in a wide, ungathered skirt. The gown flatters just about every type of body, and is very versatile–it looks good with or without a seam at the waist, which can fall lower or higher than the natural waist. It also works with any neckline.

Empire: The high waist and cropped bodice of this dress makes a long line that looks great on petite women. The type of skirt can vary from straight to flared to A-line. Looser empire-waist dresses disguise a less-than-perfect midsection.

Trumpet: Have a small waist or an hourglass shape? You’ll look great in this silhouette, which is fitted through the body and hips then flares out at the bottom. Since it accentuates the stomach and hips, the style doesn’t look as good on pear or apple shapes.

Sheath: Also known as a column dress, this silhouette flows down straight down from top to bottom. They’re a great choice for tall, lean brides, but can also work for petite women who are also slim. Soft and silky fabrics make great sheath dresses and they are perfectly suited for summery weddings.

Now that you have your perfect wedding dress silhouettes narrowed down, we suggest checking out Loehmanns.com just in time to shop the Loehmann’s Grab The Gown bridal sale going on now through Thursday June 20th. Trust us – you don’t want to miss this one!

 

[Illustrations : Rachel Elizabeth Carleton]

 

 

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