Many brides ask our advice on what shape wedding dress will suit them. We usually know as soon as we meet you what shape will suit you and will offer our best advice but in the end its your dress so you choose whatever you fall in love with. See below to see what shape you think you are most suited to.
A ballgown is also known as a 'Princess dress' its the classic fairytale silhouette. Its most brides picture in their head as they are growing up and how they imagine their dream dress to be. A full skirted gown is known as a full gather skirt and the volume is created using gathered layered fabric usually tulle.
An A line wedding dress is characterised by the silhouette of the skirt. A line wedding dresses flare out from the natural waistline of the bodice towards the hem. Giving the shape of a capital letter A. They are the most popular shape with us and are the most comfortable of all wedding dresses
Empire line wedding dresses are a comfortable fit, an empire waist wedding dress sits higher on the waist just under the bust and is perfect for brides to be looking for a soft romantic style bridal gown. They feature luxurious floaty chiffon fabric and feminine detail.
Column and sheath wedding dresses fit very closely to the contours of the body. This style has a straight skirt with no waist and loosely skims over the brides figure. If you really want to show off your shape, a sheath wedding dress or column dress is for you
A mermaid dress is characterised by its fitted style which hugs close to the brides body. Unlike A line or ballgown dresses this style dosent flare out at the waist but it flares out at or below the knee creating a mermaid like tail thats utterly elegant.
A fit n flare dress is super flattering, it hugs the body and flares off just below the hips, accentuating the waist. This is also known as a dropped waist. Dynamic fit n flare shapes offer movement and effortless style.
All wedding dresses with our custom label "Pure Joie" are made to your size of height, waist, bust and hips so any shape you choose will flatter you as will fit you well. You can tell us at your appointment if you have any body parts you are conscious of and we can help and advise on the best style for you.