Dress Silhouettes 101

Dress Silhouettes 101. Mobile Image

Dec 22, 2020

At Poffie Girls, we love that beauty comes in so many different shapes and sizes! No matter your shape, there is sure to be an amazing bridal gown that emphasizes your gorgeous figure in all the best ways. No matter what silhouette you’ve got your sights set on, there are things to keep in mind in terms of shape and fit to ensure you’re finding something to emphasize your features in the most flattering way possible. To help our brides more easily find your perfect shape, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of our most popular wedding dress silhouettes to help find the one for you.


Read on to find out which fabulous wedding silhouette is perfect for you!




Brit by Justin Alexander


A mermaid wedding dress is perfect for the bride looking to emphasize all her gorgeous curves! This flirty silhouette features a fitted bodice, a cinched waist, and hugs the hips before flaring out just below the knee. This is perfect if you’re looking to emphasize a curvy, hourglass shape, or to create curves on a bride with a more straight or rectangular body shape. This silhouette is going to highlight curves rather than hide them, so keep that in mind if you’re a bride with an apple shape. 


Ball Gown


Brielle by Justin Alexander


If you’re a bride with a rectangular shape, or a petite bride looking to create the illusion of height, the ball gown wedding dress silhouette is perfect for you! The dramatic skirt paired with the cinched waist creates a dramatic hourglass shape, while the length of the full train can elongate a petite bride’s stature. Keep in mind this shape tends to make the overall silhouette of the body appear a bit larger, which can work out in your favor, but keep that in mind if you’re looking for a silhouette a little more slimming. 




Lillian West Style #66152


The A-line wedding dress silhouette is a classic for a great reason! This magical silhouette is universally figure flattering thanks to the combination of a cinched waist and a flowing skirt, and is a favorite of brides of every shape. The overall effect of this silhouette is a shape that feels balanced and harmonious on every figure, from rectangular to apple. No matter your gorgeous shape, an A-line wedding dress silhouette is your holy grail! 


Feeling a little inspired? Make an appointment at our beautiful Gastonia, NC bridal boutique Poffie Girls to find the perfect wedding dress for you. What are you waiting for? Your dream dress awaits…