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 stunning satin Reina with pear and crystal beading and elegant long sleeves. The Ravenna is another ballgown beauty with its flounced soft net skirt and drapped bodice.


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, the Rumer gown has delicate off-shoulder-sleeves and crystal beaded waistband. Another option is the Riley, perfect for boho brides with its pattern detail and open 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 flared below the knees. Mermaid styles like Renata are typically a bolder look, especially with this gorgeous tulle skirt and scalloped train. The fit and flare Rochelle exudes a more subtle beauty with embroidered lace appliqués and a sweetheart neckline.


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 contemporary Rosa! It’s sheer V neckline, double banded waist, and lace appliqués make it a fun and trendy gown. For a more traditional look, the Rebecca is a great option! This intracelately desinged net and lace gown is a classic beauty with it’s high-halter neckline and embriodered lace.

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