The A-line is good for brides with large sizes and figures. An A-line dress is made with vertical seams flowing from the shoulders into a flared skirt.
The ball gown is most traditional and characterized by a fitted bodice and a waistline with a full skirt. This silhouette is good for drawing attention to the waistline -- and hiding full hips.
The hallmark of the empire style gown is a high waistline (beneath the bustline) leading into a slender and graceful skirt. It is an attractive option for brides who are with a child.
The sheath silhouette follows the line of the body and looks best on brides who commit to full-body fitness.
This silhouette is for those who like to show off their curvy body. This is trendy in the season and thus showing up in the collection of top designers.
Neckline shapes options:
The neckline is one of the major factors that determine the shape and style of dress. Below are major neckline shapes.
Bateau is a wide neck shape following the collar bone to the edge of the shoulders.
Halterneck is equipped with straps that join at the back of the neck. It usually has a low cut back which makes it best worn without a bra.
The jewel neckline is round and high cut. This style is good for anyone wishing to cover up their upper chest/ collar-bone area.
The round neckline is U-shaped, which is cut low. This is a style that suits any bride.
The strapless is a straight or shaped neckline. This style is good for those with broad shoulders.
The V-neck is a v-shape at the front, which de-emphasizes the bust line. This style suits brides with medium-sized breasts.