Sheath Wedding Dress

Sheath gowns, sometimes called 'column wedding dresses' offer a contemporary look and are an extremely versatile option for brides. This floor-length style flatters the body's shape with long straight lines and a close fit to lengthen your silhouette and show off your figure, making sheath dresses a popular choice amongst petite women.

Sheath dresses are form fitting, such as this low back Kenneth Winston dress with elegant detailing that will catch guests' eyes as you walk down the aisle. They don't flare out, but they can incorporate many different design elements, including one shoulder, a train, an array of necklines, lace finishes, embellishments and more. Sheath wedding gowns can even incorporate sleeves, like this romantic Maggie Sottero design that is ideal for a garden or church wedding.

Sheath wedding dresses don't overwhelm the bride with fabric, which makes them ideal for relaxed beach weddings and informal ceremonies. Because this style allows natural movement sheath gowns are also an excellent choice for a second wedding dress to wear in the evening in order to show off your dance moves!

Is the sheath style for you? Find out how to choose the best wedding dress style for your body shape in our expert blog post.

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