What Silhouette is Best For Your Body Shape

What Silhouette is Best For Your Body Shape

November 29, 2020

At Marcella’s Bridal, we love that beauty comes in many different shapes and sizes! No matter your body shape, there is sure to be a wedding gown silhouette that emphasizes your alluring figure in all the best ways. From mermaid to ball gown, there are things to keep in mind when selecting your dream dress to make sure your gorgeous figure shines on your wedding day. 

 That’s why we here at Marcella’s Bridal have created a little guide on all our most popular wedding dress silhouettes to break down which one flatters each body type. 


Read on to find out which fabulous silhouette is perfect for you!


Ball Gown

Martin Thornburg Style #120233

If you’re a petite bride looking to lengthen your height, or a rectangular bride wanting to create the illusion of curves, a ball gown wedding dress is perfect for you! The cinched waistline paired with the dramatic full skirt creates an exaggerated hourglass shape, while the length of the full train can add height to a bride of shorter stature. Keep in mind that this shape has the tendency to enlarge the overall silhouette of the body, which can work to your favor, but is something to be aware of if you’re looking for a more slimming silhouette. 



Sophia Tolli Style #Y12026

If you’re a bride looking to emphasize all your amazing curves, a mermaid silhouette is a dream come true! This sultry silhouette hugs the bust all the way down to the hips before flaring out at the knee, so it will really make your curves shine, or create the illusion of curves for a bride with a rectangular body shape. This gown is going to accentuate the hips rather than narrow them, so keep that in mind if you’re a bride with an apple body shape.


Martin Thornburg Style #120247

If you’re ever in doubt, an A-line silhouette is your holy grail! This stunning silhouette is lauded for its universally flattering shape, and is a favorite among brides of every body shape. For a rectangular or straight body type, the flowing skirt softens the overall shape and creates the illusion of curves. For brides with pear or apple shaped body types, the cinched waist emphasizes an hourglass shape, while the overall softening effect creates a feeling of balance between the cinched top and the airy skirt. Whether your gorgeous shape is apple, pear, or rectangular, this silhouette will make your one-of-a-kind beauty shine!



Martin Thornburg Style #12024

Looking for something curve-hugging, but a little more subtle than a full mermaid silhouette? A trumpet silhouette is a toned down version of a mermaid, but will turn heads nonetheless. This shape is perfect for petite brides, as the slightly flared skirt lengthens the legs without being too overly poofy, helping to elongate your silhouette. The cinched bodice melts into a snug but natural fit around the waist and hips, perfect for emphasizing all your gorgeous curves. As with the mermaid, a trumpet will draw the eye to the hips, so keep that in mind when choosing your gown. 

Feeling inspired? Make an appointment at Marcella’s Bridal in Spokane, WA to find the wedding dress you’ve been daydreaming about, whatever shape of beautiful you are! What are you waiting for? Your dream dress awaits…