Dress Shape Diary

Dress Shape Diary

When you’re looking for the perfect wedding dress for your special day, you may be unsure where to start, -- and with so many gorgeous options to choose from, we completely understand! The best way to begin narrowing down your search is by deciding on the dress shape first. The shape, also known as the silhouette, refers to the fit style that a gown was tailored to follow, and it determines the entire overall look and feel of the garment. Each shape has something special to offer, and knowing their various key differentiators can certainly help you in selecting your perfect fit! Here is a guide to the different dress shapes available at Minster Bridal:


Ball Gown



The ball gown silhouette is primarily characterized by its full, voluminous skirt. This dress shape is no stranger to royal weddings, but whether you’re royalty or an everyday bride alike, you are guaranteed to feel like a princess with a ball gown.





The A-line silhouette pairs a fitted bodice with a gently flowing skirt extending from the waistline. This dress shape is praised for its universally figure-flattering appeal and gracefully embodies classic bridal aesthetics.





The fishtail silhouette is fitted from the bust through the thighs, then flares out dramatically around the knees. This shape closely hugs each of your curves and accentuates an hourglass figure, making it the perfect choice for the bride wanting a sultry, romantic look.


Fit & Flare



The Fit-and-Flare silhouette is similar to the fishtail in its fitted bodice throughout the upper body, but this shape’s skirt starts at the mid-thigh and falls much more gently than the fishtail’s. For a curve-hugging, yet relaxed look, the Fit-and-Flare is the way to go!

Feeling inspired? Find the wedding dress you have been dreaming of at Minster Bridal. Book your appointment today!