Bridal Gown Silhouettes Explained

Bridal Gown Silhouettes Explained

To help you make an informed choice when it comes to finding “the ONE,” today's blog is going to explain the most popular bridal gown silhouettes. Let’s dive in!





A-line gowns are a classic choice that flatters almost every body type. This silhouette is fitted at the bodice and gradually flares out from the waist, creating an “A” shape. Whether you prefer romantic lace, modern satin, or whimsical tulle, the A-line gown offers versatility and timeless elegance. 





For brides who want to make a dramatic entrance, the mermaid silhouette is a stunning option. This style is fitted through the bodice, waist, and hips, then flares out below the knees, resembling a mermaid’s tail. It’s designed to accentuate your curves and create a glamorous look. 





For brides who prefer a minimalist and sleek look, the sheath or column silhouette is an excellent choice. This style closely follows the body’s natural lines and falls straight to the floor, creating a long, lean profile. It’s an ideal option for beach or destination weddings, as well as for brides who want a gown that’s elegant yet understated. The sheath silhouette can be simple or embellished, offering a range of possibilities to match your personal style. 



If you’ve always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding, the ball gown silhouette is the epitome of romance. This style features a fitted bodice and a full, voluminous skirt that adds a touch of drama and elegance. Ideal for formal weddings in grand venues, the ball gown silhouette is perfect for brides who want to feel like royalty on their big day!







The fit and flare silhouette strikes a balance between comfort and style. This gown is fitted through the bodice and hips, then gently flares out around mid-thigh, offering a subtle yet flattering shape. It’s perfect for brides who want to highlight their curves without the dramatic flair of a mermaid gown. 


At Always Elegant Bridal in Yuba City, CA, we offer an exquisite collection of bridal gowns in every silhouette. Our stylists are here to help you find the dress that makes you feel stunning and confident on your special day. Book an appointment with us today and start your journey to finding the PERFECT gown!