Silhouette Guide
We’re here to help you pinpoint the wedding dress silhouette that brings out your best.

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A fitted bodice paired with a dramatic full skirt.

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Sheath Silhouette Sketch

A slim cut that follows the body’s natural shape.

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Mermaid Silhouette Sketch

Slim through the bodice and hips before flaring out.

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A-Line Silhouette Sketch

Trim on the top with a skirt that widens gradually.

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Short Silhouette Sketch

Hemlines tea-length and higher.

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Inspiration & Guidance

Choosing the perfect wedding dress for the day you’ve always dreamed of can seem overwhelming. We're here to help. At David’s, we know how different wedding dress styles can achieve different results, and which silhouettes can provide the most flattering fit. Let us match you with the perfect dress silhouette to help you say “I do.”


A fair cousin to the ball gown, an A-Line wedding dress is fitted through the waist or hips before extending into a full skirt, creating a beautiful A-shaped silhouette. Since the skirt is less flared than a ball gown, A-Lines look lovely on all shapes and sizes

Ball Gown

This magical gown belongs to a fairytale realm. With its fitted bodice and dramatically flared skirt, it’s no wonder that many ladies dream of wearing this dress on their special day. Ball gown wedding dresses are a stunning choice for most brides, but they can overwhelm a petite frame.


Ethereal and enchanting, a mermaid wedding gown dazzles with its timeless elegance. This fitted gown hugs the length of the body before flaring out at the knees in a romantic skirt. Mermaid is a dress style best suited for slender frames or women with hourglass figures who love flaunting their curves.


Effortlessly stunning, this bridal style provides a tailored, narrow silhouette from neckline to hem. Sheaths are traditionally lighter than their full-skirted sisters and offer a body-hugging silhouette. This gown looks best on slender, petite, and hourglass frames.


Growing in popularity for casual weddings, pre-wedding events and as a second-dress option for the reception, short wedding dresses bring versatility to the party. From tea-length hemlines – hitting between the knee and ankle – to knee-length and high-low styles, short bridal dresses are perfect for showing off your legs, dazzling shoes, and epic dance moves.

If you need help choosing the best bridal style for your special day, make an appointment at one of our locations. Our expert stylists can provide more guidance and inspiration to help you choose the dress of your dreams.