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. Fit for only the most regal, Countess is the definition of ball gown with a full, box pleated organza skirt. Cornelia brings together romance and drama with crystal beaded, embroidered appliqués and a fabulously full, flounced 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 unique sheath look, Chanel wows with contemporary patterned embroidery, which accentuates her slim silhouette. Another option is Cara, with her delicate floral embroidery and lace-up, corset back.

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 flares out around the knees. The Cecily dress is contemporary romance with her fitted silhouette and sweet floral embroidery. Sultry is for all sizes in our Catalina gown, a dreamy mermaid with a sweetheart neckline and gorgeous, floral-inspired appliqués.


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? Claire is a modern A-line with beading and sheer detailing to help contour the body and lead to the most mesmerizing geometric keyhole back! For something more traditional look no further than Coraline! Her elegant sheer bodice is covered in floral-inspired appliqués and is paired with an effortless chiffon skirt.

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