One of the first decisions you have to make when shopping for your wedding dress is the kind of silhouette you’d prefer. After seeing hundreds of gowns of all shapes and sizes, here are a few standout wedding dress silhouettes that you should opt for in 2019:
1. Simple and Classic
Inspired by Meghan Markle, a simple, tailored, embellishment-free gown is in high preference. Sleek silhouette, clean design, and feminine flourishes can have more impact and feel a lot more modern than a dress bedecked with rhinestones and embellishments. Opt for a halterneck style to showcase the shoulders and draw the eye upward, a great lengthening trick. Pick fabrics like chiffon or organza for a look that is gorgeously uncomplicated and “subtle sexy.”
A sheath wedding dress may fit like a slip dress, skimming the body closely or fall straight to the floor like a column. Less is more with a sheath wedding dress and is an excellent choice for brides that are easily overwhelmed by a ton of fabric on their wedding dress. All that’s needed is an interesting neckline, illusion sleeve, or a unique accessory for a stunning wedding-day look. It has a light and airy vibe and looks best on tall brides to butter up their figure.
A curve-skimming silhouette is modern and on the rise. A body-hugging gown in minimally structured fabrics like silk and chiffon is classic, effortless and chic. Detailed with ornate crystal beadwork, it makes for a classic look that can help you look polished and refined. A deep V neckline can complement this silhouette well as it flatters your upper body and elongates your frame.
4. Short, Sassy Dresses
Show off your legs in a short wedding dress to spice up your reception and after-party. Or opt for a T-length dress if you don’t want to bother with long trains or veils but also prefer something longer than a mini dress. A layered skirt can add movement to a streamlined silhouette creating a slimming angle from hip to hemline. Short dresses may seem playful and fun but with the right details like bouncy ruffles, bows, an accentuated trail or a backless number, you will have all jaws dropping with your unique sense of style.
5. Ball Gown Or A-line?
Ball gowns and A-line dresses are still a popular option in 2019 mainly because they complement almost all body types and can be paired with different types of fabrics and can feature any type of trains. An A-line dress has a fitted bodice through the waist and cascade out from the natural waistline creating an illusion of height and curves. Ball gowns usually have fuller skirts that start at the natural waist and looks best with a fitted bodice, whether plain or beaded.
Tip: Even if you have an idea of the type of style you want, don’t hesitate to try different styles. You may be pleasantly surprised!