Dress Shape Diary

When you’re shopping for a wedding gown, it can get a tad overwhelming when you realize just how many silhouettes there are to choose from! Here at Jaclyn’s Bridal in California, we think it’s important that brides understand the different silhouettes so their stylist can help them find the perfect dress. Here’s a rundown of some popular wedding dress silhouettes that you can keep in mind as you begin your hunt!


The A-line silhouette is a flared skirt with a fitted waistline, and this type of dress is the perfect choice for a wedding because it‘s universally flattering for all body types and comfortable! Whether you want to accentuate your waist or emphasize your upper body, this dress is flattering for any shape. We love this silhouette for garden weddings.



A mermaid wedding dress creates a dramatic shape that really shows off your curves. It also highlights your torso because of the longer bodice. This is another popular wedding style that can be found in a variety of styles featuring lace and embroidered florals.



The trumpet silhouette is a new take on the mermaid silhouette, with an exaggerated flare that begins at mid-thigh rather than at the knees. This shape is great for brides wanting to elongate their legs and feel a little more comfortable than they might in a mermaid dress. It shows off your curves with a bang!


Drop Waist

Choosing a wedding dress with a drop waist is always trendy. A wide variety of silhouettes makes finding the perfect wedding day look easy for women of all body types. Bridals who want to show off their figures but still want to glide effortlessly on the dance floor will love this style!


Ball Gown


Ball gown silhouettes are definitely the most popular for wedding dresses! A ball gown will feature a significantly larger skirt than other silhouettes and truly encapsulates what it feels like to be a princess for a day! It’s a dream come true to get to wear a ball gown wedding dress on your big day. It’s the ultimate church wedding gown!


Fit and Flare

Romantic and pretty, fit and flare wedding dresses feature a much tamer flare than other silhouettes like a mermaid or trumpet gown. It’s much less dramatic, creating a more natural curve for your shape that’s universally flattering! This silhouette is the epitome of understated elegance.


Are you ready to find your dream wedding gown? Book an appointment with the experts at Jaclyn’s Bridal now!