Friday, February 15, 2008

Six Dresses for Success

I was talking to my friend Keisha over at Kleinfelds Bridal the other day.
We thought the best way to start gown shopping is to try on these six silhouette types first. In some cases the gown that you think you may want to wear could different that the one that looks best on you.

A-LINE: The A-line silhouette has a fitted bodice, and the skirt flares out gently from the waistline to the hemline. This gown style gets its name from the “A” shape it creates: small at the top and larger at the bottom.

BALLGOWN: The ball gown is the most traditional silhouette (think “Cinderella”) and features a fitted bodice and waistline with a very full skirt.

EMPIRE: This silhouette features a high waistline that is right beneath the bust line leading into a slender skirt.

MERMAID: The Mermaid silhouette is a form-fitting style that accentuates curves and flares at or just below the knee

PRINCESS: Similar to the A-line, the Princess silhouette includes a sculpted bodice and skirt that flares gently to the hemline, and it’s vertical lines mean basically no waistline..

SHEATH: The Sheath silhouette features straight lines that follow the curves of the body.

Once you have found the winning silhouette then a bridal salesclerk can be more effective in finding you the perfect gown.

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