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Silhouette Handbook

Finding your dream dress starts with the perfect silhouette

Here at The Dress Shop, we get that every bride’s vibe is unique. That’s why we’ve crafted this go-to guide – to help you vibe-check every silhouette until you find the one that feels like it was made for you.

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The ball gown

The ball gown silhouette is the stuff of modern fairy tales – iconic, enchanting, and totally Instagram-worthy. Picture this: a sleek, fitted bodice that hugs you just right, paired with a skirt so full and dreamy, it practically floats (cue the heart emojis). It’s the go-to style for anyone ready to make a grand entrance and twirl the night away.

the mermaid dress

the mermaid

Dive into drama with the mermaid silhouette — the ultimate curve enhancer that’s as sultry as it gets. It’s all about the sculpted fit: a bodice that lovingly traces every curve before flaring out with flair, either mid-thigh or just at the knees, to nail that coveted hourglass look.

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the sheath

Meet the sheath silhouette: sleek, chic, and effortlessly elegant. It’s the silhouette that celebrates you, skimming your shape with just the right amount of cling and whispering tales of modern sophistication with every straight line. This dress doesn’t just fit—it flatters, elongating your form with a simplicity that speaks volumes. Ideal for the bride looking for that easy glamour and a vibe that’s as carefree as it is breathtaking.

A line dress

the a-line

Say hello to the A-line silhouette: the ultimate figure-flatterer that knows no limits. This silhouette starts with a fitted bodice that cinches at the waist, then providing a flowing, forgiving fit from the waist down. It’s the dress that’s all about giving you that effortless grace and versatility, making it a perfect match for literally every body type.