At WED2B, we know it’s important for the bride to find the perfect dress. Which is why our Bridal Consultants know everything there is to know about finding the perfect wedding dress shape for every figure, style and size.
Your wedding dress shape
If the thought of wedding dress shopping is a little overwhelming as you’ve no idea where to start, an A-Line wedding dress is an excellent style to start with. The dress gradually flows into an ‘A’ shape as the design begins hugging your narrowest point. The balanced proportions work to draw the eyes upwards, drawing attention to your head and chest.
View WED2B’s collection of a-line wedding dresses.
(Destin by Anna Soranno, £649 right)
This classic fairy-tale wedding dress is also known as a ‘Princess Gown’. Beginning with a fitted bodice, the skirt then flares out from the waist with plenty of volume. To look even more like a princess, opt for a hooped underskirt.
View WED2B’s collection of ball gown wedding dresses.
(Robyn by Bellami, £599 left)
Fit & Flare
Accentuating the waist, a fit and flare wedding dress hugs the body and flares out slightly below the hips. Without restricting movement, the fit and flare wedding dress gives a flattering and curvaceous silhouette that disguises any unwanted bumps.
A fit and flare isn’t to be confused with a fishtail, mermaid or trumpet wedding dress, which generally flares a little lower.
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(Amanie by Viva Bride, £699 right)
Fishtail, Mermaid & Trumpet
These styles of dresses are perfect for anyone seeking that dreamy hourglass silhouette. Trumpet shapes are the perfect in between of a fit and flare and a mermaid dress. The shape resembles a trumpet’s bell as the skirt gradually flares around the mid-thigh.
Fishtail and mermaid dresses are closely fitting to the knee before flaring dramatically outwards - the shape closely resembles a fish’s tail, hence the name. They’re perfect for any bride seeking the wow-factor due to its sexy silhouette.
(Alexis by Anna Sorrano, £699 left)
Often made from delicate fabrics, the sheath or column wedding dress creates an understated silhouette. The narrow shape flows gently downwards from the neckline to the hem. It is a figure-flattering style of wedding dress for petite brides.
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(Myla by Heidi Hudson, £329 right )
Shorter wedding dresses are perfect for fun, flirty and fabulous brides. They have cropped hemlines to show off luscious legs and are often nipped at the waist to create stunning curves.
(Arlington by Anna Sorrano, £549 left)
View WED2B’s collection of short wedding dresses.
If you have any questions about your perfect wedding dress shape, a friendly member of our talented WED2B team will be happy to help!