Dropped-waist Wedding Dress

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. The drop-waist style is ideal for brides with an hourglass shape as this style hugs every curve of your silhouette.

A sweetheart neckline is one of the most popular necklines on a dropped-waist dress, as this romantic tulle and organza Justin Alexander gown shows, but other necklines can feature too. This open v-back dropped-waist wedding dress by Morilee beautifully exemplifies an off-shoulder neckline, while brides looking for a design with straps may wish to consider a v-neck gown, such as Sophia Tolli’s asymmetrically draped sparkling diamond tulle trumpet dropped-waist wedding dress.

Tulle is a popular feature on the skirt of dropped-waist wedding dresses, enabling designers to add volume and contrast to the more fitted body of the dress - over 200 of the dropped-waist dresses on Wedding Style Collective feature tulle, including this breathtaking Maggie Sottero Penny gown, which provides a slim fit through the hips before meeting a grand, swirling tulle and Vincenza organza skirt.

Satin and organza are also popular fabric choices on dropped-waist wedding dresses, offering brides slimmer, more structured skirts as Stella York demonstrates on this luxe satin dropped-waist wedding dress with a ribboned corset back.

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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.


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.

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