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A Guide to Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Choosing the perfect wedding dress is one of the most exciting parts of planning your big day. Every bride deserves to look and feel her absolute best, and the silhouette of your dress plays a crucial role in achieving that fairy tale moment.

At Philippe & Co., we believe in helping you find a gown that showcases your beauty and personality. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the various wedding dress silhouettes to help you find the one that fits your dream and flatters your figure.


Ball Gown

For those who envision a classic fairy tale wedding, the ball gown silhouette is the quintessential choice. This timeless style features a fitted bodice and a dramatic full skirt that flares out from the waist, often with layers of tulle to add volume. The ball gown is a stunning option that suits most body types, particularly those looking to accentuate a smaller waist or disguise fuller hips.



A universal favorite, the A-line dress is characterized by its fitted bodice and gently flaring skirt that creates a ‘A’ shape. This silhouette is incredibly flattering for all body shapes as it hugs the natural curves at the waist and softly glides over the hips and thighs. It’s a versatile choice suitable for a variety of wedding venues and themes.



Mermaid gowns are known for their curve-hugging style that flares out dramatically at or below the knee. This silhouette is ideal for brides who want to showcase their figure, creating a stunning hourglass shape. Mermaid dresses can vary in their flare and design, with some boasting ruffles or a more subdued flare to fit personal tastes.



The sheath, or column, silhouette is a sleek design that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem. This style is perfect for those seeking a more minimalist and modern look. It’s especially flattering on slim and petite frames, as well as tall, statuesque figures, creating a beautiful, elongating effect.

When selecting your wedding dress silhouette, consider your body shape, personal style, and the theme of your wedding. Remember, the most important thing is that you feel confident and beautiful on your special day.

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