The timeless and most regal silhouette features a full, voluminous skirt that is sometimes supported by a can-can or hoop skirt.
Photo: Her World Brides, March 2016. Gown from Luna Bianca.
Column or sheath
If you’re looking to show off your figure, a column or a sheath dress, which runs vertically from the shoulders to the hips, and the hem, will accentuate it nicely. There’s a slight difference between the two: column dresses feature flowy skirts, whereas sheaths are more fitted, and figure-hugging.
Photo: Her World Brides, December 2015. Gown from Style Bridal & Beauty.
The style features a fitted bodice, and a long, gathered skirt that flows from just below the bust.
The most accurate term for this silhouette, is to describe a fitted bodice that extends just past the hip, and a skirt that flares away after. The trumpet is similar, except the skirt flares out mid-thigh.
Photo: Her World Brides, March 2016. Gown from Digio Bridal.
One of the most popular silhouettes amongst brides nowadays, the mermaid dress skims your figure from head to toe, then flares out closer to the knee. Not great if you’re looking to enjoy your meal at the wedding.
Photo: Her World Brides, March 2016. Gown from Rico-A-Mona.
The retro shape, which resembles a slightly shorter version of the A-line gown, falls in between the ankle and the knee. It’s great for intimate or casual weddings, or lunch receptions.
Photo: Her World Brides, September 2014. Gown from Silhouette The Atelier.