Wedding dress silhouettes: A-line and modified A-line

Choosing that perfect wedding dress is a vital part of one’s wedding day. With different fabrics, designs, and embellishments, often the choices can seem overwhelming. Therefore, we will have a series of stories highlighting various wedding gown silhouette options.  

In the first part of this silhouette series, the A-line gown and Modified A-line gown will be highlighted to discuss what it is, its popularity and for what type of wedding it is best suited. 

An A-line gown has a fitted waistline and a flared skirt. This type of gown is a very popular style because of how flattering it looks when worn. No need to worry about what one’s body shape is — this gown’s silhouette highlights the bride. Not only that, but it can be customized – high neckline, low neckline, beads, lace, sweetheart sleeves – the imagination is the limit when determining the perfect A-line dress. 

Additionally, what sweetens the deal even more is that this type of dress fits the majority of wedding themes: romantic and sentimental, minimal and classic, sleek and stylish – it can be easily suited in any of these weddings. 

While an A-line dress’s skirt extends from the bride’s natural waistline, a modified A-line gown fits more on the bodice and hips, and the skirt then flares to the hem, which forms that classic A-shape. The modified A-line dress’s skirt therefore fits a little closer to the body than the A-line, and generally the skirt is not as full as an A-line. 

The modified A-line is seen as a little trendier than the A-line, according to Best for Bride. But even for brides seeking a traditional wedding, modified A-line dresses also are a very popular choice for brides.