Basque Wedding Dress

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. The term is of French origin and was latterly used to describe a type of long corset that extended past the hips.

This elegant style features a fitted bodice that sits on the hips and is often found on structured ballgown dresses, such as this Maggie Sottero sweetheart neckline basque gown, which features lace motifs cascading over a Keela Mikado bodice and voluminous tulle skirt - the perfect dress to channel your inner Marie Antoinette.

Basque waist wedding dresses are an ideal style for tall, slender brides wanting to create an hourglass shape. A basque dress featuring a fuller volume skirt can help to draw attention downwards and create a slimmer waistline, as demonstrated on this stunning Sophia Tolli sweetheart majestic satin ball gown with an ornately embroidered boned bodice and curved Basque waistline.

Brides with a pear-shaped figure may also find this an ideal style if looking to create the illusion of a longer torso thanks to the lower waistline.

More petite brides, however, may wish to consider other wedding dress styles as the basque wedding dress may create a shorter appearance by lengthening and already shorter torso.


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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.

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.

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