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Wedding Dress Silhouette Style Guide

Feeling a little overwhelmed with which type of dress is the one for you? You're not alone!

Today we're breaking down the 4 main wedding dress silhouettes to give you a good place to start. We also combed through some of our favorite bridal boutiques to share a few different options at various price points. Featured bridal boutiques include Winnie Couture (our personal favorite), BHLDN, David's Bridal, Nordstrom, Lovely Bride, and Azazie.

Check out our style guide below and let us know which silhouette is your favorite! Click the pics to shop.


Ball gowns are one of the most popular dress silhouettes and it's no surprise why they are often referred to as "princess dresses." If you choose a ballgown for your big day, prepare to have a total Cinderella moment. Though necklines will vary, ball gowns always feature a large, full skirt.


The A-line silhouette is a mix of the sheath and ball gown. The dress cinches and flares at the waist.


The trumpet and mermaid gowns are tight fitting through the bodice, then flare dramatically. What's the difference? Trumpet dresses flare just above the knee, while mermaid dresses flare just below the knee.


Sheath silhouettes are so classic! The fabric is fitted, and hugs the body beautifully, creating a simple, yet romantic feel.

We hope this gave you a good place to start! Need a little more help with necklines? Check back soon for our Neckline Style Guide!


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