Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Blog

Ball gown, A-Line, Mermaid, Fit and Flare…..

These are just a few of the wedding gown styles available for your selection. What are they and why chose one over the other?

We’ll give you a little information today, and then come visit us this weekend while Randy Fenoli of “Say Yes to The Dress” is in store and let him help you decide which style is best for your special day!

Ball Gown

This is the dress of fairy tales; it has a fitted bodice and a full skirt. The necklines and dress length can vary and the gowns can be made of a variety of fabrics. This gown can even be made of a separate top and skirt and be made more full with the use of crinolines.
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Sheath

These dresses are cut close to the shape of and follow the lines of the body. Many times these dresses are cut on the bias, allowing the fabric to really embrace the curves. Sheath dresses can have a modern feel to them and are very contoured. Different fabrics can be used, but the softer the fabric the better the drape.
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A Line

This gown is fitted at the bodice and flows out in an A Shape from the waist to the hemline. The A Line can have a variety of necklines and be constructed using a variety of fabrics. It is classic a true classic and can change appearances based on the fullness of the skirt and the materials used.
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Fit and Flare

Mermaid and Trumpet

These dresses are fitted through the waist and then flare out at or around the knee. These dresses emphasize the curves of a woman’s figure and are are sophisticated in design. Many fabrics can be used and the necklines can vary.
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Waistlines

There are three main waistlines, natural, empire, and drop waist. The empire waist begins just below the bust, the natural waist is at the belly button and the drop waist is around the hip level.
Each one can dramatically transform the look of a gown and highlight different features.
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We hope this helps you find your gown and we look forward to helping you at the salon!