This holiday season if you are having a magical winter wonderland wedding, bridal shower, engagement party etc., there are four different wedding gown silhouettes that you should know about. Each silhouette is designed to fit specific body types that will enhance your assets and hide any problem areas that you have to ensure you feel confident and beautiful. The top silhouette choices are Mermaid/Fishtail, where the gown is fitted from the top and makes a sharp flare out at the knee. Second is the Sheath, with this gown it is fitted yet loosely falls over the body like a shimmering waterfall. The Ballroom gown is the next most popular silhouette and has a corset bodice and flares out at the natural waist creating a full skirt. The last silhouette is the A-Line, which is fitted at the bust and veers out in the shape of an A falling over the body. This style however is structured and does not fall freely as the sheath silhouette does.
The most flattering wedding gowns for an Hour Glass body shape (where your hips and shoulders are lined up) and also the Triangular body shape (where your hips are wider than your shoulders) is the mermaid/fish tail silhouette. This silhouette would looks best with a dropped waist line, it will accentuates the hips and shoulders creating a long, lean and curvy hour glass illusion. When worn properly this silhouette will enhance all of your assets and minimize any problem areas as long as you choose a detailed fabric treatment such as pin tucks or gathers. However, whether you choose a sleek style or one with pin tucks as your fabric treatment you will look gorgeous.
A sheath silhouette will also look great on the hour glass and triangle body shape, this style has a natural waistline showing off your long legs and your curves. The length of your train should fall between the sweep and chapel anything longer would shrink your height and also exposing your shoulders is key to keeping the illusion of your perfect frame.
If you have a Rounded body shape (where your shoulders, waist and hips line up and has rounded lines) or the Rectangle body type (where your shoulders, waist and hips line up with no obvious curves and boxy lines) your most flattering wedding gown would be the A-Line or Ball Gown silhouettes. These two styles are perfect because they skim your body keeping your lines clean and pulls in at the waist creating the illusion of a balanced figure. Enhancing all of your curvy assets and doing away with any of your problem areas.
If your body shape is Tubular (long and thin with no obvious curves) or an Inverted Triangle (your shoulders are wider than your hips) the best silhouettes for you would be a Sheath, only if it has gathered fabric treatments around the hip area to create a balance between your shoulders and hips. You should also be focused on exposing your shoulders and minimizing your waist to create some shape. To create an illusion of a cinched in waist look for styles with a princess cut or gowns that has a corset bodice.
You can also find a perfect fit if you choose an A-Line and Ball Gown Silhouette that has pick-ups as the fabric treatments, this will also create shape, filling out your hips, thighs and butt.
There are wedding gown silhouettes offered to compliment every woman, but you should know first hand what your body shape is and the specific components in order to describe to your consultant what you are looking for and what you want to stay away from.