Congratulations! You’ve found the partner of your dreams – now it’s time to find the perfect dress.

Wedding gown shopping can seem overwhelming at first, but doing your research to know what styles, and terminology, to ask for when you walk through the door for that first appointment helps. Here’s a quick and easy guide to breakdown the various wedding gown silhouettes, and which body types are ideal for each style. 

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Ball Gown: The true “princess” dress. The ball gown has a fitted bodice and a full skirt. Ideal for most body types, but can be overwhelming on petites with very small frames.  

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Sottero and Midgley Bardot
Sottero and Midgley – Bardot

Maggie Sottero Ball Gown
Maggie Sottero – Zinaida

A-Line: Slightly more flowy than a ball gown, A-lines have fitted bodices through the waist and cascade out towards the ground, resembling the outline of an uppercase “A.” Ideal for all body types.

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