Which Wedding Dress Silhouette Is The Right Fit For Your Shape and Style?


Which Wedding Dress Silhouette Is The Right Fit For Your Shape and Style?

Maggie Sottero, style Granger 11213: This dramatic A-Line showcases delicate Swarovski crystals that will shimmer all the way down the aisle. Elegant tulle and embroidered lace motifs radiate glamour from the sweetheart neckline and illusion scoop back. Crosshatch detailing cascades through the intricate hemline. Available colors: Ivory/Pewter Accent. Available sizes 0-28.

Your Ideal Wedding Dress Silhouette

If you feel like you are swimming in a sea of bridal gown silhouettes, you are not alone. There are a multitude of dress styles that accentuate body parts and curves and celebrate personal style in a variety of ways. New York Bride & Groom of Columbia offers a magical, expansive collection featuring every silhouette imaginable. Our experienced bridal consultants can discuss your wishlist and deliver the dress of your dreams!

Doing a little homework ahead of time will make your dress shopping experience even easier. The great silhouette chart below can help you find the gown styles that are best for your figure:

You can always add to it with personalized details.

As you can see from the graphic, compliments of Buzzfeed, it’s important to match the right dress construction style to the shape of your body to ensure the look you want.

Justin Alexander, style 4011: This Fit and Flare style has unique vertical illusion seams that are sexy and sophisticated. Celebrate your love of lace with these gorgeous accent pieces, illusion bodice and straps. The back detailing flows into extravagance, complete with button closures. Jersey, tulle and lace complete this chapel length gown. Available colors: Sand/Ivory/Nude, Ivory/Ivory/Nude, and Nude/Ivory/Nude (pictured above).

NYB&G Columbia Embraces All Body Types

Inspired designs, popular pricing and a majestic selection of styles await you and your entire wedding party at our salon. Enjoy the opulent wedding dresses, bridesmaids gowns and our separate tuxedo department all under one roof.

Here’s some great info for brides-to-be with smaller or larger than average sizes:

Wedding Dresses for Petite Body Types

  • Petite brides should avoid overwhelming their small frame. Choose airy sheaths and structured trumpet styles over big, frothy ball gowns.
  •  An empire waistline is a great style for petite figures. It creates the illusion of long legs.
  • When done right high-low hemlines can be an asset, and may even make your legs look longer.

Wedding Dresses for Plus-Size Body Types

  • A sheath’s continuous line creates the illusion of height. Plus, it’s super easy to hem!
  • A lace illusion neckline is equal parts daring and demure, and it’s an especially slimming look when paired with a cummerbund-style waistline. Discover more descriptive differences, compliments of Brides 

Stella York, style 6394: This enchanting Royal organza ballgown delivers the “Wow!” factor you desire. Multiple skirt layers offer an airy elegance that combines beautifully with the gorgeous sweetheart neckline. Diamante beading defines your waist with a design made of stunning jewels. Classical style is achieved with this fresh take on a traditional ballgown. Available colors: White, Moscato and Ivory. Available in Plus Sizes.

Stop By Anytime Without An Appointment

At NYB&G, we understand that bridal parties have a lot going on. Trying to pencil everyone into a specific time slot and expecting you to find your dream dress under the extra pressure of time constraints is not conducive to a fun, relaxing or stress-free shopping experience. That’s why we never require an appointment to browse or shop in our salon.

If you’d like a little more detail about dress silhouettes before coming to visit us, give a quick read to this list:


As its name implies, the A-line cut is narrow at the top, close to the rib cage, and extends out along the body in the shape of an A in a smooth, elongated line. This style is the most universally flattering, so it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular choices. There’s also a modified A-line, which is a mix between a mermaid silhouette and a traditional A-line. This shape is roomier in the hips than a classic mermaid, but still flared at the bottom, which gives the gown movement as you walk. You may want to consider this flattering fit if you’re looking for more shape than a simple A-line and more comfort and mobility than a mermaid style.


Often confused with a mermaid silhouette, a trumpet silhouette has a straight-lined bodice (unlike the body-hugging one of a mermaid silhouette) that subtly flares toward the hem, creating a semi-full skirt (shaped like the bell of a trumpet) starting at the knee. It’s another popular option for flaunting your curves, but it’s slightly easier to move around in.


This feminine style, known by its trademark full skirt, fitted bodice and natural waist, looks particularly good on boyish figures because it gives the illusion of enhanced curves. It’s also great for pear shapes, since the fitted bodice defines your waist while the billowy tiers skim over your hips. Tall brides will appear statuesque in voluminous silhouettes, and busty brides will love this shape too, since it creates balanced proportion. The Knot is a great resource for deciphering the differences between different wedding dresses and which features makes each gown specific.

New York Bride & Groom of Columbia is the premier wedding salon in the Midlands. Our extensive selection of designer wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, rental tuxedos and accessories sets our modern luxury salon apart from other wedding shops. Plus, don’t forget that cameras and photography are always welcome and we are fully staffed during all business hours with seasoned bridal consultants ready to help you find the dress of your dreams. Stop by at your convenience and experience the New York Bride difference.

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