Dress Shape Diary

Dress Shape Diary

Plenty of brides come into the boutique asking which silhouette they should choose to best flatter them. Depending on what look you’re going for on your wedding day and what parts of your body you want to highlight, the dress shape you should choose varies! If you don’t know where to start, we’re sharing a guide on the most popular bridal silhouettes. 

Ball Gown

Cassia by Madi Lane



One of bridal’s most iconic silhouettes, the ball gown instantly gives you a regal, princess-like look. The shape is defined by its full skirt, which flares out from the natural waist into a rounded, bold shape. If you want to show off your arms and torso, this silhouette is perfect for you. 


9852 by Allure



The A-line is universally flattering, making it one of the most popular silhouettes on the market. Like the ball gown, the skirt begins from the natural waist, but flows into a gentler, slanted A-shape. The angled lines point toward your waist, making you appear slimmer. If you want a timeless silhouette that’s sure to look good, this is it. 


Y22171SL by Sophia Tolli



For bold, high-fashion brides, the mermaid silhouette is perfect. The bodice stays fitted through the hip, with the skirt beginning at the knee to create a unique shape that shows off your hourglass silhouette. For women who want a sultry wedding dress or a statement-making silhouette, you’ll love the mermaid. 

Fit and Flare

BL363 by Beloved by Casablanca



Much like the mermaid silhouette, the fit and flare is fitted through the hip and creates an hourglass silhouette. However, the fit and flare skirt begins mid-way down the thigh, creating a more effortless, less exaggerated silhouette. If you want something elegant and easygoing that still has a bit of a sultry air, you’ll love this silhouette. 

Still not sure which silhouette is best for you? Book an appointment at Samila’s Bridal and our expert staff can help you find the perfect wedding dress.