The shape of your wedding dress is so important. Explore the wedding dress shapes below and pick a shape that will suit your style.
Browse by wedding dress shape to find the right dress for you.
There are so many shapes of wedding dress to consider – it’s important to pick the right one for you as it will flatter your figure and make you feel amazing. If you want a chic, modern look, choose a jumpsuit, separates or a column style wedding dress shape. If you want to be more traditional, consider an A-line or ball gown shape of wedding dress. Fishtail and mermaid wedding dresses are the perfect choice for fashion-focused brides who want something that clings to their curves and creates a stunning impact. If you’re tall or want a more relaxed wedding dress shape, you can’t go wrong with an empire line gown. If you aren’t sure what shape of wedding dress you want, why not search by fabric, details or neckline?
- A-line A-line wedding dresses are one of the most popular wedding dress styles, offering brides a traditional, timeless look with plenty of versatility.
- Basque Basque wedding dresses, sometimes called corset waist wedding dresses, feature a specific type of waistline, which falls below the natural waistline and dips in the middle to form a ‘v’ or ‘u’ shape.
- Dropped-waist If you want to show off your figure then a dropped-waist wedding dress may be the style for you. As the name suggests, the waistline falls much lower down than the natural waist, before flaring slightly around or below the hips.
- Empire An Empire wedding dress, also known as an Empire waist wedding dress or Empire line wedding dress, is a fantastic all-rounder for pretty much all body shapes.
- Fit-n-flare The glamorous fit-n-flare wedding dress is an extremely popular style, which closely hugs the body before flaring out gradually from just below the hip.
- Mermaid The clue is in the name with a mermaid wedding dress! This style hugs the entire body from the neckline to the knee before flaring out into a fishtail shaped skirt to create a sexy silhouette.
- Natural-waist The waistline on a natural waist wedding dress sits in the area between the bottom of the ribcage and the top of the hips at the narrowest part of the torso, making it one of the most figure-flattering wedding dress styles.
- Princess The enduring style of the princess wedding dress has defied the ebb and flow of other trends for longer than Sleeping Beauty was slumbering in her tower.
- Separates Wedding separates, also called bridal separates, have become one of the most popular trends with fashion-forward brides looking to break with convention.
- Sheath Sheath gowns, sometimes called 'column wedding dresses' offer a contemporary look and are an extremely versatile option for brides.
- Slim-a-line A slim A-line wedding dress, also known as a modified A-line wedding dress, feature a closely fitted bodice with a skirt that flares gradually to the hem to form an ‘A’ shape.
- Slip While a slip wedding dress may sound more like an undergarment, ‘less is more’ has become a wedding watchword amongst fashion-conscious brides.
- Trumpet Trumpet wedding dresses are often confused with fit-n-flare and mermaid styles. The latter flare out from below the hip and knee respectively, while the skirt on a trumpet wedding dress flares dramatically from the mid-thigh.