Three wedding gown silhouettes discussed

Ball gowns, A-line, mermaid – so many choices, so many varieties. It’s no wonder that picking that perfect wedding gown takes time, effort and research in planning a picture perfect day.

However, while choices are overly numerous, this series focuses on the different silhouette options available in wedding gowns.

No matter the season, no matter the location, brides frequently find themselves admiring and choosing simplicity and style with three different types of wedding gown: the slip, the sheath or the column silhouette.

All three of these silhouettes are extremely similar but have differences that can enhance any bridal figure.

A slip gown, according to, offers the “less is more” option with its simplicity and style. It radiates elegance and often is loose-fitting with spaghetti straps. Brides who choose this style often also look for a cowl neckline or a plunging neckline to give the dress a little more definition and character.

A sheath silhouette fits more snugly on the bride’s body and helps give a tall bride more definition. Brides can also pair the sheath silhouette with a sash or a belt to add a more distinct waistline. also adds that this particular silhouette allows the bride not to use a train, if she wishes.

Lastly in this category, the column silhouette is an option for brides who are looking for a sheath-type gown that is lighter and seamless. Generally column silhouette gowns are made with taffeta, brocade or corded lace fabrics.