The Complete Guide to Wedding Dress Silhouettes

The Complete Guide to Wedding Dress Silhouettes

We get it— sometimes shopping for a wedding dress can be totally overwhelming. With so many gorgeous options, picking the gown can even seem harder than choosing your groom! It’s time to narrow down the search by learning which wedding dress silhouettes work best on your figure and emphasize your body’s best features. And lucky for you, Morilee by Madeline Gardner has dazzling designs in every beautiful shape.

Ball Gown

The silhouette of choice for brides with a royal sense of style, ball gowns are striking and dramatic. Defined by a full skirt and fitted bodice, this style is a great choice for anyone with a slender figure as it creates the illusion of curves. Make a grand entrance in the beautiful Belle, featuring crystal beaded embroidery and a princess back skirt. Traditional with a twist, Audrey is another ball gown beauty with its frosted, embroidered appliqué and full, flounced tulle skirt!


Sometimes the simplest wedding dress silhouette can be the most stunning. Formfitting sheath dresses follow your body’s natural line from head to toe. An excellent option for petite brides, this shape helps elongate the body’s frame. For a timeless sheath look, Barbie’s chic crepe contours the body, while crystal, pearl, and opalescent beading bedazzles the top. Another option is Anya, with its delicate beaded, embroidered lace and cut-away petal train.

Fit & Flare and Mermaid

Got an hourglass figure that you’re just dying to show off on your big day? Slip into a curve-hugging fit & flare or mermaid dress that is slim along hips and thighs and flared below the knees. Mermaid styles like Alexis are typically a bolder look, especially with its medallion style embroidery and flounced tulle and organza skirt. The fit and flare Brinkley exudes a more subtle beauty with its detachable sleeves and sheer sparkle train.


The most popular silhouette for a very good reason, A-line designs are fitted at the top and gradually widen along the body’s natural shape. These styles are famously easy to wear and flattering on all body types. What’s not to love? Find your perfect fit with the effortless Bernadette! Its frosted, embroidered appliqués flow into sheer straps and a breathtaking illusion back for a delicate and dreamy look. For something a bit more contemporary, try Brienne! This romantic gown features a sweetheart bodice covered in floral-inspired appliqués and delicate, sheer long sleeves.

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