Diversity of styles and silhouettes of wedding dresses
So you began your wedding dress searches but only reading words like a trumpet or sheath makes you easily feel overwhelmed? Do you have troubles communicating your favourite dress styles to the consultant?
We are here to help you. We have put together an ultimate guide of all wedding dresses style you can find in our Milla Nova collections. There is a lot to learn while knowing the difference between a mermaid and trumpet gown, but the next visit to the wedding shop you will be talking with consultants more freely, we promise.
Continue reading to find out the name of your favourite wedding dress silhouette, shape and length. Once you find a preferred wedding style, find the closest store to you and make an appointment with a consultant to fit your perfect wedding dress.
1. Ballgown wedding dress silhouette
Princess look and two words “extra-extra” are able to embrace your inner princess with the stunning ball gown style. Ballgowns are known to be the most popular wedding dresses due to their Cinderella romantic vibe and they always make a statement when the bride walks down the aisle. With layers on layers, this type surely brings the drama but at the same time is flirty and pretty.
It is a traditional classic look which suits almost every body type and underlines waist in the best possible way. If your body type is slender or pear-shaped figure then the full skirt will help you to focus attention on the waist and hide the lower body. If you have a big bust, a ball gown will emphasize your upper body and will create the natural-waist look.
This timeless silhouette is perfect for brides who imagine them on elevated ballroom reception with thousand of floating layers of their princess dress.
But what you need to remember: the ball gown can create false unwanted illusions so be sure that your height balances size of a skirt in the right way.
2. A-line wedding dress silhouette
This wedding dress silhouette is loved worldwide. It is ideal for brides who want their fairytale moment but without being extra and looking drama. A-line dresses fit natural waist and suit for all body styles especially to those that have a big bust. Expanding softly to create an “A” shape, it can hide a lower body or create an illusion of narrow curves.
Those A-line gowns from Milla Nova are wearable and adjustable to any wedding location and occasion from a small backyard gathering to a traditional wedding ceremony in a church. Since the A-line dresses are so adaptable you can easily make modifications to the neckline or waistline and make a fabric to underline your best features and hide those you are not very fond of.
3. Trumpet wedding dress silhouette
Trumpet silhouette is often confused with the mermaid style as they are quite similar only not quite fitted as the mermaid one. The skirt on this wedding gown style extends just below the hips and creates a semi-full skirt of a bell or trumpet shape without extra volume and mass.
4. Mermaid/ Fishtail wedding dress silhouette
The mermaid or fishtail silhouette contours body from the chest to the knee or lower then flows away from the body all the way down and is perfect for those who love flowy dresses. More daring than the trumpet, this style makes a very sexy look that highlights every curve, so no matter how flawless body you have, you need to feel comfortable and confident wearing it on your big day.
This fitted design is best worn by slender figures, both short and tall, and the higher waistline lengthens the body, the taller you appear to look.
5. Empire line wedding dress silhouette
Empire style is defined by the raised waistline which sits just below the bust from which the rest of the dress flows down.
This silhouette is perfect for pear-shaped brides since it draws attention to the neckline and outlines a smaller bust while skimming over the hips and tummy area. The design of the empire Milla Nova dress is perfect for covering other unwanted body features such as a long torso or short legs as the dress flows from the bust line and easily leaves these areas undefined.
One more tip: silhouette of the empire gown suits pregnant brides since the runniness of the dress can fit in with a growing belly.
6. Boho wedding dress style
There is no better way for the bride to create an effortless and dreamy look on the wedding day than to wear chic boho Milla Nova wedding dress. Bohemian wedding gowns underline your curves with a flowing, skintight silhouette. Graphic lace and very light fabrics merge to create a simple look that awakens a sense of wonder and flightiness.
Milla Nova boho wedding dresses show your guests know that you are ready for a relaxed and magnificent celebration whether it is a beach wedding or small romantic garden party.
7. Fit-and-Flare wedding dress style
Fit-and-flare gowns are a hybrid of the A-Line and mermaid silhouettes. This style outlines the waist and still allows for dramatic essence, and brings a nice balance for the bride who wants something comfortable through the night and sexy, but also high voltage and glamorous.
Fit and flare wedding gowns from Milla Nova are often selected by brides with pear and hourglass builds, as the shape highlights curves and hugs the body in all right places while underlining waist. The shape also adds length in the upper body which makes petite brides look taller.
Choose a fit-and-flare wedding dress silhouette if you are planning an extremely romantic wedding in a rustic vineyard or an elegant art museum. To glam up your Milla Nova’s fit-and-flare gown pair it with lace jacket or wear a flower crown to make it the perfect beach look.
8. Short wedding dress style
Short gowns are great for the bride who wants to wear something fun and simple, and that’s what for short wedding dresses are designed: to bring fun and effortless mood to any wedding. Whether you are exchanging your vows in a casual city hall reception, a tropical beach ceremony or an easy Saturday morning fete, this is a fabulous silhouette if you want to achieve an elegant look without the burden of feeling too formal.
Short dresses are usually tea-length or mid-thigh which allow you to show off your legs and the most important accessory: your shoes.
9. Sheath wedding dress silhouette
The sheath style dress is a great way to show off your figure without any added drama. So if you are not into voluminous skirts, these bridal gowns are elegant enough to fit any theme and still look gorgeous.
Sheath wedding gowns have the flattering lengthening effect of hugging your body and then falling straight to the floor. This type of wedding dresses is the embodiment of simplicity and sophistication and looks great on many body types because of silky fabrics that delicately grace the contours of the body.
10. Column wedding dress silhouette
The column cut follows your body’s natural shape, fitting similarly to a slip dress. Column gowns are slim-fitting dresses which gently hug the body, showcasing figure in the process so they are best for brides who don’t mind showing off their waist and hips. In particular, tall brides appear especially stunning in this style. If you have a straight body type, be sure to define your waist.
“Not to be confused with a sheath that tends to fit a bit more effortlessly and is lighter in fabrication, the column look is more often seen with a natural waistline and made from fabrications that hold a bit of structure.”
The column silhouette is perfect for a small simple, or beachy, or classic or vintage weddings and brides can rest in this wedding dress silhouette, as it is minimalistic and chic without overwhelming you with tons of fabric.
11. High Low wedding dress style
If you’re looking for a unique style or you have a pair of shoes you’re dying to show off, then consider a high-low dress. This cut has an asymmetrical skirt being shorter in the front, generally hitting between your knees and your ankles and being longer in the back.
Designers consider this silhouette to be charming and “ a wee-bit old-school couture” for which you are going to need a dangerously fabulous pair of shoes.
12. Jumpsuit wedding dress style
If the wedding dress just doesn’t feel right then a playful and accessible jumpsuit is the best option. This style is a one-piece that has a top and connected long pants. It is an alternative to a formal gown that will show off your flirty side.
Wearing jumpsuit on a wedding day shows you as original and always a ready-to-party bride. You can choose between wide-legged pant or a pegged-cigarette-slimmer paired with a plunging neckline or a bustier corset.
13. Slip wedding dress style
If you are a minimalist bride-to-be then slip dress will be an ideal option for you. Slip dresses or gowns are generally made of unstructured fabric like think satin or silk. They create an effortless simple yet pretty look while loosely skimming your body.
To make your look chicer you can easily pair the dress with a flower crown on your head or floaty veil for amazing wedding style.