Trending A-line Wedding Dress Designs for 2024 + FAQs
Feb 28, 2023
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Wedding dresses come in many shapes and styles, but one of the most popular is the A-line. A-line wedding dresses are one of the most flattering silhouettes, designed with a form-fitting bodice, cinching in right at the natural waistline, with a skirt that flares out like the shape of the letter “A.” This universal style has been a favorite amongst brides for many years because of its effortless feel and ideal fit. From princess dresses to corset bodices, strapless styles, and lace detailing, we’re sharing the trending A-line wedding dress designs of 2024.
A-line Princess Wedding Dress
If you’re looking to feel like a princess on your wedding day, then an A-line wedding dress is the perfect silhouette! With its cinched waist and flowing skirt, the shape an A-line wedding dress gives you is positively regal. Our Jacqueline wedding dress, style 2501 is for the princess bride who is looking to sparkle! With a classic v-neck neckline, the fitted bodice is encrusted in glimmering crystals and pearls that delicately cascade down the sequin tulle skirt. The banded waist helps to define your figure, enhancing the flare of the A-line skirt. Josephine, style 2518 is an A-line princess wedding dress straight out of a fairytale! The soft A-line gown features delicately beaded lace appliqués over romantic Chantilly lace. The wide scoop neckline matches the breathtaking low scoop back and sheer lace-up sides add a unique element to this ethereal princess dress.
Modified A-line Wedding Dress
If the look of an A-line wedding gown feels too traditional, consider a modified A-line wedding dress. Where the A-line silhouette normally nips in right at the natural waistline, a modified A-line has more of a drop waist—with a bodice fitted throughout the hips flaring out from there. A modified A-line wedding dress is a twist on the classic shape that will feel unique at your wedding. Our Julia wedding dress, style 2522 is the perfect example! This playful wedding dress has a drop waist bodice with gorgeous embroidered lace appliqués, accented by pearl and crystal beading, over shimmering glitter net. The modified A-line skirt provides the perfect contrast in sleek satin with a bustle in the back to add some drama to the dress. Our Janice wedding dress, style 2512 has a more timeless feel. The modified A-line wedding dress pulls from bridal trends of the past with its drop waistline and classic sweetheart neckline. Elegant embroidered appliqués pop over shimmering sequin tulle and detachable pouf sleeves are a trendy touch.
Corset A-line Wedding Dress
Corsets have been a staple in women’s fashion for centuries, so we’re not surprised that over the last few seasons, corsets have been making waves in the bridal industry. Whether you love them for the incredible structure and support they provide or as a couture fashion statement, it’s easy to see why brides are loving corset wedding dresses. With different styles of corsetry, you can find the perfect corset A-line wedding dress for you! We’re swooning over Josie, style 2508, a whimsical A-line wedding dress with a stunning corset bodice. Three-dimensional floral lace appliqués enhance the sheer bustier bodice with exposed boning and a glitter tulle A-line skirt that gives you the perfect amount of bridal sparkle. Our Fiorella wedding dress, style 2461 is another gorgeous corset A-line wedding dress. The sheer corset bodice has a romantic sweetheart neckline with exposed boning and a basque waistline to help give you the look of a narrow waist. Frosted, three-dimensional floral lace appliqués cascade down the A-line gown, and detachable bishop sleeves, with matching appliqué, add to the fantasy.
Black A-line Wedding Dress
While black might not be the first color you think of when it comes to wedding dresses, black gowns are on the rise! Whether it’s the air of mystery they bring or the added drama, we’re loving the alternative look of black wedding dresses. Pair that with the ultra-flattering A-line silhouette and it’s a match made in heaven! Galadriel, style 1089 is a dark and dreamy black A-line wedding dress. With a combination of romantic Chantilly lace, sparkle tulle, and gorgeous beaded lace appliqués, you get the classic feel of a wedding dress in a not-so-classic color. The corset bodice gives the gown a couture edge and detachable bishop sleeves add a touch of whimsy. If your style leans more towards boho bride, but you want a black wedding dress, we’ve got you covered! Rosa, style 5763 is our dream boho black A-line wedding dress. Crystal beaded, embroidered appliqués cascade down a plunging bodice to a tulle skirt that floats off the body. The double-banded waist helps to enhance the shape the A-line silhouette gives you.
Strapless A-line Wedding Dress
A strapless wedding dress has a classic feel that brides crave. It’s simplistic and elegant, and depending on the cut of the neckline can lean from modern to romantic. A style like a strapless sweetheart is a great choice for brides with smaller busts as the heart-shaped neckline can help to enhance your curves. A straight strapless neckline has a more clean and contemporary feel to it and really highlights your decolletage. Two strapless A-line wedding dresses that we love are Janie, style 15019 and Filomena, style 6979. Janie features a couture-inspired strapless bodice with a delicate drape detail. The sweetheart neckline is a romantic touch with frosted, embroidered appliqués that cascade down the tulle A-line wedding dress. Filomena is the ultimate fairytale A-line wedding dress! The strapless scoop neckline contrasts the structured boned bodice, with a basque waist to enhance the narrow waistline an A-line silhouette highlights. Crystal beaded, three-dimensional lace appliqués look lovely, and whimsical, detachable sleeves complete the look.
Slim A-line Wedding Dress
As we described before, A-line wedding dresses have a fitted bodice with a skirt that flares out from the natural waistline; its width gradually increases towards the hem to create an “A” shape. Some brides might not want the volume of a traditional A-line gown nor do they want a more fitted wedding dress silhouette, like a sheath or fit and flare. If you are in this predicament, there’s no need to worry! You can try a slim A-line. A slim A-line wedding dress offers the same shape as the classic silhouette, but with a skirt that sits closer to the body. As the name would suggest, the slimmer skirt of this style gently cascades off the body and is not fitted. If you’re interested in wearing a slim A-line wedding dress we’ve got you covered! Jolene, style 4108 is a trendy slim A-line wedding dress. The beautiful bodice features crystal beaded, floral lace appliqués with a sweetheart neckline and plunging detail. The sleek satin skirt starts at the most narrow point of the waist, like a traditional A-line, but doesn’t have as much of a flare as some of the other A-line wedding dresses we’ve suggested. Our Jenna wedding dress, style 4107 is a cool and casual slim A-line gown. The Chantilly lace bodice has crystal beaded lace appliqués and lace trim that creates lines to help define your figure. The narrow chiffon skirt has a breezy quality to it as it floats off the body, perfect for a beach or summer wedding dress.
Satin A-line Wedding Dress
You can get an A-line wedding dress in almost any of the popular bridal fabrics—think tulle and lace—but there’s something so cool and classy about a satin A-line wedding dress. This luxe fabric has a delicate luminosity to it and lends itself beautifully to sleek and stylish looks. If you are looking for a plus size satin A-line wedding dress, then meet Harlow, style 3374. This simplistically stunning gown has a sculptural sweetheart neckline with a seductive plunge down to the waist, where perfectly placed seams cinch in the waist, emphasizing the flare of the A-line skirt. Thick straps are incredibly supportive, but the best part is the chic detachable bow in the back of the sleek satin wedding dress! We have to mention our Erin wedding dress, style 12133 when talking about satin A-line gowns. This luxe stretch Larissa satin look feels both timeless and fashion-forward. The chic gown features a romantic sweetheart bodice with a surplice style drape to enhance the look of a narrow waist. The A-line satin skirt has a daringly high slit, making the dress equal parts sultry and modern while still remaining beautifully bridal!
Lace A-line Wedding Dress
There’s something so timeless about a lace wedding dress! The delicate weaving, beautiful patterns, and intricate details make lace one of the most popular wedding dress fabrics. So it’s no surprise to us that so many brides want the classic look of an A-line lace wedding dress. With so many different lace variations and styles, we’re positive you can find your perfect lace A-line wedding dress! Felicity, style 2463 makes a statement with bold floral patterned lace, with touches of vintage charm, like the floaty A-line silhouette and Queen Anne neckline. The sheer bodice and long sleeves help to make that unique floral lace pop, but the real showstopper is the breathtaking illusion back. If you want an A-line lace wedding dress that feels a bit more boho, meet Fleur, style 2477. Romantic Chantilly lace is enhanced by botanical-inspired frosted, embroidered lace appliqués for a layered lace effect on the effortless A-line gown. Sheer bishop sleeves and illusion back give us all the fairytale feels for a beautiful boho lace wedding dress.
A-line Ball Gown Wedding Dress
Love the shape of an A-line wedding dress, but looking for more volume? Well, then an A-line Ball Gown wedding dress is for you! Combining the elegant and flattering shape of the A-line silhouette with the fuller skirt of a ball gown, an A-line ball gown is the perfect princess dress! If this is the style you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Jalaine, style 2520 is a stunning A-line ball gown that’s perfect for the more traditional bride. The classic wedding dress features a corset bodice with a soft scoop neckline and dainty cap sleeves. The cloud-like tulle skirt floats off the body, giving you the fullness of a ball gown skirt with the gradually increasing hemline of an A-line. The frosted, floral embroidery adds a touch of feminine charm to this romantic A-line ball gown wedding dress. If you would describe your bridal style as “modern fairytale,” then our Joelle wedding dress, style 15012, is the one for you! The billowing A-line ball gown glows in sleek satin with classic elements like the sweetheart neckline and covered buttons. The draped tulle bodice leads to tie-bow sleeves that float around you for a whimsical touch, with perfectly placed seams to emphasize the narrow waist of an A-line silhouette on the ball gown skirt.
A-line Wedding Dress Silhouette FAQs
What is an A-line Wedding Dress?
When talking about A-line wedding dresses, we are referring to the silhouette, or shape, of the dress. An A-line gown is one of the most popular wedding dress silhouettes, getting its name from the shape of the skirt, which is reminiscent of the capital letter A. A-line wedding dresses have a form-fitting bodice that typically ends right at the natural waistline where it meets the flared skirt that gradually widens towards hem—giving it that “A” shape.
Are A-line Wedding Dresses Flattering?
A-line wedding dresses are largely considered to be one of the most flattering silhouettes. With a fitted bodice and flared skirt, A-line gowns emphasize the look of a narrow waist. Regardless of body type, A-line wedding dresses will highlight all of your best features and are considered ideal when it comes to curvy brides or pear-shaped brides who don’t want to show off their curves.
What are the Different Styles of A-line Wedding Dresses Available?
A-line wedding dresses come in almost any style imaginable. When a dress is called “A-line” that is simply referring to the silhouette, meaning you can have a variety of necklines, fabrics, details, and styles to choose from! We think a boho A-line wedding dress is to die for. The effortless silhouette perfectly suits the boho style and paired with botanical details you can’t go wrong. With such a universally flattering shape, many brides want a classic A-line wedding dress. Timeless details and elegant fabrics make a classic A-line wedding dress easy to love. If traditional isn’t your thing, go for a modern A-line wedding dress. Think sleek fabric, like satin or crepe, with a clean strapless neckline and textural details. Of course, there’s always a romantic A-line wedding dress with billowing fabrics, decadent details, and the perfect pop of sparkle for a dream A-line wedding dress. If you’re not really sure about the overall style, but know what kind of neckline or sleeve you want, you can search for A-line dresses based on that. Something like A-line wedding dresses with off-the-shoulder sleeves will narrow your options to find your perfect A-line wedding dress.
What is the Difference Between Princess and A-line?
Brides may have heard gowns referred to as princess dresses and want to know how that differs from an A-line dress. The answer is it depends. When a wedding dress is called a princess dress, it’s usually because of the extravagant style. Princess wedding dresses are typically seen in ball gown or A-line silhouettes and are full of luxe details. Think decadent laces and gorgeous sparkle, something that feels a bit over-the-top. So you can have a princess A-line wedding dress, but this style is more often seen in the fuller ball gown silhouette. Be sure to check the dress details or with a stylist at your bridal salon to ensure that the dress is an A-line gown.
What is the Difference Between A-line and Ball Gown?
The difference between an A-line wedding dress and a ball gown wedding dress can sometimes be subtle, so here’s what you need to know. As we’ve described before an A-line has a fitted bodice and a skirt that flares out in an A-shape, growing wider as it goes to the hem. A ball gown also has a fitted bodice, often a corset-style, with a dramatic skirt that maintains its volume from waist to hem. The best way to tell the difference between an A-line and a ball gown is to examine the skirt. An A-line wedding dress has a gradual flare when compared to the fullness of a ball gown skirt. The more relaxed shape of an A-line is what so many brides love about the silhouette.
What Fabrics are Commonly used for A-line Wedding Dresses?
When it comes to the fabric of your A-line wedding dress, you have options. You can find A-line gowns in all of the popular wedding dress fabrics from tulle to chiffon, satin, and crepe. Picking the right fabric for your A-line dress comes down to personal preference. If you’re looking for an A-line wedding gown that has a floaty lightweight quality to it, then tulle is the fabric for you. A tulle A-line dress has a billowing effect and can be layered up for a fuller skirt. A satin A-line wedding dress can either be styled classic or modern. Something like a satin sweetheart A-line will have a timeless feel to it, while a sleek strapless satin A-line will be more contemporary and chic. If you’re having a summer wedding, beach wedding, or outdoor wedding a breezy fabric like chiffon is perfect! Chiffon lends itself better to slimmer A-lines and will be comfortable to wear in the heat.
What Type of Accessories Work Well with A-line Wedding Dresses?
You have endless possibilities when it comes to accessorizing your A-line wedding dress. From veils to gloves, sleeves, and belts, A-line wedding dresses look beautiful with accessories. Veils are always a classic accessory to pair with your dress. Our Three-Dimensional Floral Cathedral Length Veil, style 12214C is a whimsical veil with 3D floral appliqués. Wear it with its matching A-line wedding dress, Forsythia, style 2472, or pair it with another A-line style for some added playfulness. There’s also our Waltz Length Veil with Lace Appliqués, style 12212WZ, a perfect match to our Rosa wedding dress, style 5763, a boho A-line that’s a bridal favorite! If you want a more non-traditional accessory to pair with your A-line wedding dress, consider gloves. They are a chic and trendy way to elevate your gown. We love our Pearl and Crystal Beaded Net Gloves, style 1141 for some textural dimension and that extra pop of sparkle. If you’ve found an A-line wedding dress you love, but there’s just one element missing or something small you would change, consider customization. Customizing your gown can give you the unique dress you’re looking for and help make your bridal vision come to life! If you’ve found your dream A-line wedding dress, but it’s strapless and you wanted sleeves, there’s no need to worry. Working with an experienced bridal seamstress, you can customize the perfect sleeves for your gown. And the alterations don’t end there. You can create a fuller skirt on your A-line, add more lace, and even adjust the neckline for a unique wedding dress that you’ve been dreaming of.
What is the Average Price Range for an A-line Wedding Dress?
Morilee prides itself on offering our brides affordable luxury. Our collections range in price from $1000—$6000. You can find A-line wedding dresses in all of our collections, with your preferred style and at a price point you can feel comfortable with. Our Madeline Gardner Signature Collection is our most expensive, incorporating luxe fabrics, superior construction, and meticulous detail. To find specific pricing for all of our collections, please click the additional information button under any of our dress styles.
How do I Choose the Right Size for an A-line Wedding Dress?
When it comes to choosing the right size for an A-line wedding dress, we highly recommend trying on the dress in-store. Bridal sizing runs differently than ready-to-wear clothes, so don’t assume that your off-the-rack size will work for your wedding dress. The best bet to finding the perfect fit for your A-line wedding dress is to try on the style at your local bridal salon and have the stylist take your measurements so they can order the correct size. If you’re worried about being in between sizes or if because of your proportions, you’re concerned about a tight fit in certain areas we always recommend ordering one size up. This way you can get the dress altered by an experienced bridal seamstress to give you the best fit.
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