Wedding Dresses Shapes & Styles
1-A Line: As the name suggests, An A-line dress is fitted at the top and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. It is probably one of the most popular bridal cuts in the world, as it favors all body types. If you have a pear-shaped figure, with wide hips and smaller waist, do not hesitate to go for this shape.
2-Empire: This cut was introduced by Josefina Bonaparte, the wife of Napoleon, who marked an imprint in the style before being taken up years later in the Regency period. One of the features of this cut is that it helps to lengthen the body, so it is not recommended for very tall and skinny girls who want to disimulate those features, this cut is usually accompanied by a square neckline with puffed sleeves or Chinese cuffs.
3-Column: This cut emerged as the fashion evolution of the nineteenth century corse. With a rather geometric shape, the dresses of this cut fit on the waist, from where the fabric extends in vertical panels, generating a light fall that helps to disguise very wide hips and other defects. The waist is very well defined and in general is a cut that admits light fabrics with good fall. It is ideal for girls with few curves.
4- Mermaid: This is a very elegant cut and great favorite of many celebrities. It is tailored to the knees with a short or long train that is usually a continuation of the skirt and gives a floating look to the dress. This type of cut fits the body like a glove and that’s why it is almost exclusively for brides who want to highlight very thin hips or girls with excellent figure. It is not suitable for brides with large hips, big busted or wide shoulders.
5- Princess: This classic cut consists of a tight bodice and a full skirt that that can become quite large and voluminous.The skirt usually features plenty of underskirts and tulle below to keep the shape, so can be quite heavy. It is one of the most popular bridal cuts in the world, as it favors all body types.. If you have a pear-shaped figure with wide hips and tiny waist do not hesitate to consider trying a princess style wedding dress.