Wedding Dress Styles & Shapes
When it comes to wedding dress styles, the vast collection of shapes & styles can appear overwhelming. But have no fear, we are here to help! Deciding on which wedding dress styles, silhouettes, and necklines you might like best, can help you narrow down the best dress for you and help you find the one.
See our quick guide below for helpful information on some of the most popular wedding dress styles.
A widely popular and flattering style with a skirt that is fitted at the hips and widens towards the hem, giving the shape of a capital letter A.
A timeless silhouette with a slim-cut bodice and large full skirt.
Fit and Flare
A fit and flare fits more tightly around the body and flares out at the area below the hips. A mermaid and trumpet silhouette are part of the fit and flare family.
Show off your curves with this body hugging silhouette with a skirt that flares out at or below the knee.
A trumpet wedding dress is similar to the body hugging mermaid dress. The main difference being that the trumpet gown flares out at mid-thigh.
A sheath wedding dress has long & lengthening straight lines that follow and highlight the natural shape of your body.
A modern take on a wedding dress, typically featuring two pieces, a skirt and a top or a wedding dress and an overskirt. This allows for multiple wedding day looks!
A halters strap runs from the front of the dress around the back of the neck, tyypically leaving the upper back uncovered
A high, sophisticated neckline.
A sheer fabric, typically tulle, along the top of the bodice, giving the illusion of a strapless dress, but offering more coverage and support.
A wide-open neckline exposing the shoulders.
This neckline resembles the curves of the top of a heart.
A rounded, low cut neckline.
A flattering neckline without shoulder straps.
A trendy neckline, cut square from the tip of the shoulder down to the chest.
A neckline forming a pointed V shape.
This neckline is typically a deeper v-neck shape.
A wedding dress train is the extra length of fabric that extends from the back of your wedding dress and flows behind you as you walk. Trains are typically bustled after your ceremony for comfort and ease.
A sweep train is 6 inches to a foot long and adds subtle flare to your wedding dress skirt. This small train is perfect for outdoor weddings.
The most popular length, the chapel train is about two feet long. Chapel trains offer drama while still allowing comfort and practicability.
Perfect for formal or black tie weddings, the Cathedral train can be as long as seven feet.
Also called a “Royal” train, this is the longest train length. Monarch trains are yards and yards of fabric, for extra drama.