What Silhouette Works Best for Your Body Type?

When planning your wedding, you may be wondering: which silhouette should I be searching for while shopping for my wedding dress? Finding somewhere to start is tough, so if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, we’re giving you a guide on each type of wedding dress silhouette that’s popular among brides, so you have an idea of what you may want. 

Ball Gown

Dawn by Ronald Joyce



For the bride who wants something elegant and feminine, you’ll love the ball gown. The full skirt creates a full, rounded shape that contrasts with the fitted bodice to emphasize your torso. If you’re looking for a bold shape to make you stand out, this shape is for you. 


Annie by Morilee




Like the ball gown, the A-line skirt begins from the natural waist, but the skirt has a much more subtle shape. The slanted, A-shaped skirt points towards the natural waist, making you appear thinner. This silhouette is universally flattering, and extremely popular with brides. You can never go wrong with an A-line!


D3223 by Essense of Australia



Unlike the A-line and ball gown silhouettes, the mermaid skirt starts much lower, flaring out from the knee. This creates a curvy, bold silhouette that highlights your hourglass figure. For the bride who wants to show off her hips while wearing a striking, high-fashion silhouette, this is it. 

Fit and Flare

D3254 by Essense of Australia



The fit and flare silhouette has the same curve-loving effect as the mermaid, but with a much more relaxed shape. The skirt begins mid-way down the thigh instead of at the knee, making the shape have a more subdued, effortless feel. 

Looking for your perfect bridal silhouette? Book an appointment at The Cotswold Frock Shop, and our expert bridal consultants will help you find the perfect wedding dress.