There's a ring on your finger. Now what?
You've found the partner of your dreams – now it's time to find the perfect gown. In addition to finding a gown that fits your location, you also want to find a silhouette that flatters your body type. Bridal gowns come in a large variety of silhouettes, so if you’re not sure what style you like, it may be a good idea for you to try on one of each type so you can see which looks best on you.
The true “princess” dress. The ball gown has a fitted bodice and a full skirt. Ideal for most body types, but can be overwhelming on petites with very small frames.
Slightly more flowy than a ball gown, A-lines have fitted bodices through the waist and cascade out towards the ground, resembling the outline of an uppercase "A." Ideal for all body types.
Sleek and sexy. Fitted on the body from the chest to the knee, then flares out close to the knee. Ideal for brides looking to show off their curves.
Literally "fit-and-flare:" fitted through the body and flairs out mid-thigh. This cut is between a modified a-line and a mermaid cut. Ideal for brides looking to accentuate a small waist. Think: hourglass figures and petites.
A narrow shape that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem. Ideal for lean frames, and athletic body types. Also great for hourglasses who are looking to flaunt their curves!
Let’s choose your favourite neckline style
Narrow down the overwhelming amount of dress options by deciding on your favourite neckline style first.
Mostly used in dresses without straps, it’s formed by two curves recalling a heart shape.
Typical in the strapless dresses, it’s a straight neckline above the breast.
Also known as ‘cleavage diana’ or ‘shoulder’, presents the bodice with a single shoulder strap and a diagonal cut.
It uses two different fabrics to create an optical illusion. The covering bodice ends with a cut right on heart shaped above the breast, which is joined by a transparent fabric or lace to cover the sternum to the neck.
It has a collar getting up in the back of the neck and a V-neckline of varying depth. The shoulders are covered.
The straps drop laterally on the arms in a more or less soft way.
A plain rounded neckline just above the collarbone The name is referred to the ability this neckline has to allow the view of necklaces or pendants.
A common neckline, it forms a triangle and drops to the breast; can be plunging or low.
It features a V-neck or sweetheart front neckline with straps which wrap around and connect at the nape of the neck.
A neckline that covers partially the neck and totally the breast.