Dress Shape Diary

Dress Shape Diary

As you begin the search for your perfect wedding gown, you will find that there are many different dress shapes to choose from. Dress shapes, or silhouettes, refer to the way in which a dress is tailored to fit. Knowing the unique overall look and feel that each shape offers is the key to building the bridal look of your dreams, so here is a quick guide to the different dress shapes available at House of Bridal:



Ball Gown

Sophia Tolli Première


The ball gown pairs a fitted bodice with a dramatically voluminous skirt. A popular choice for royalty and everyday brides alike, this silhouette turns all your princess-like wedding day dreams into reality.




Martin Thornburg


The A-line pairs a fitted bodice with an airy skirt gently flowing from the waist to the floor, creating a subtle A-shaped slant pointing inwards to the waist. This timeless silhouette is universally flattering, making it the perfect choice for brides of any style!




La Perle


The mermaid is fitted from the bust through the legs, then widens out into a skirt around the knees. This sultry silhouette closely hugs each of your curves and brings effortless romance into any bridal look.



Fit & Flare

Paloma Blanca


The fit and flare is fitted from the bust through the hips, then falls into a relaxed skirt starting at the mid-thigh. This silhouette blends the hourglass-like appeal of the mermaid with the dancing mobility of the A-line — the best of both worlds.


Ready to find the wedding gown of your dreams? Book an appointment at House of Bridal today.