Wedding Dress Shapes

Here at Willow Bridal Boutique we strive to find you your perfect bridal gown to create your unique aisle style We always suggest shopping with an open mind as what you initially think you want quite often you end up with a completely different style of dress.

A-Line: Fitted bodice through the waist and flows out to the ground, resembling the outline of an uppercase "A." Ideal for all body types. This is extremely figure flattering on all brides.

Modified A-Line: Features fitted bodice and hips which gradually flares to the hem, forming an “A” shape. Due to the shape on the body the skirt of the modified A-Line dress fits closer to the body. Ideal for all body types.

Ballgown: The “fairy tale” dress, with a fitted bodice, which flairs at the waist with a full skirt. This shape is ideal for most body types but looks great on pears, since it hides the lower body. This shape of dress isn't good for petite brides as the skirt can be overwhelming on a small frame.

Mermaid: This shape of dress is fitted on the body from the chest to the knee, then flares out close to the knee. Ideal for slender frames and hourglass body types who are willing to show off their curves. It is not a good shape for apples and plus size body types.

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Mini: This shape of dress the skirt falls above the knee. Ideal for bananas. This style isn't great for plus sizes.

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Sheath: This shape of dress is a narrow shape that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem. Ideal for lean frames, such as petites and bananas. Also good on hourglasses who are willing to show off their curves. Not good for pears; sheaths will accentuate extra inches and can be unflattering.

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Tea-Length: This style of dress the skirt falls in between the ankle and the knee. This shape is Ideal for all body types.

Trumpet: This style of dress is fitted through the body and flairs mid-thigh. The cut is between a modified a-line and a mermaid cut. This style is ideal for frames with small waists, such as the hourglass, banana, and petites. Good for pears and apples, as it accentuates stomach and hip area. 

Hope this guides you to the most popular wedding dress shapes.


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