Bridal Gown Silhouettes | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Bridal Gown Silhouettes

Ball own: This one is for the princess at heart. These gowns normally have a fitted bodice and a large skirt normally made of tulle, taffeta or satin.Mermaid: A very sexy cut that highlights a woman's curves, it is fitted from the chest to the knee and flares at the hem. Most mermaids have a dramatic skirt of ruffles, flowers or pick-ups (small gathers on the skirt).

Sheath: This is a narrow-fitted gown that goes straight from top to bottom. Most sheaths are simple, with minimal beading. They create a canvas for brides to add their own unique touches.

A-line: Normally, this style of dress has a fitted bodice and flows out creating an "A" shape. A-lines are made in most fabrics and accommodate all body shapes.

Empire: The waistline of this gown is right below the bust. From there, the dress flows. They are normally in organza, tulle or chiffon.

Fit and Flare: This gown is fitted to the hip, and then flares out. These gowns are available in all fabrics.

Trumpet: Although the fit is similar to mermaid gowns, the trumpet fit contours down to the mid-thigh and then extends to the floor. Like the mermaid, the trumpet fit accentuates a woman's curves and can also have a slimming effect if paired with ruching.

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