Are you team mermaid or team ball gown?
Have a Cinderella moment in a stunning ball gown. Ball gowns have bodices that fitted down to the waist and very full skirts. While ball gowns look well on most body types, keep in mind that may have to be tailored to not look overwhelming on petite brides. Also due to the layers of fabric used to construct the full skit, ball gowns may be heavy and will definitely take up a lot of space.
If the volume of a ball gown is a concern for you, consider an A-line wedding gown. An A-line wedding gown features a fitted bodice through the waist and a thinner skit that flows to the ground in the shape of an A.
Like the name, trumpet wedding dresses are shaped like a trumpet. Also known as a fit and flare wedding dress, the trumpet wedding dress is fitted throughout the body and flairs out mid-thigh. This dress silhouette is perfect for brides who want to show off their figures.
Mermaid wedding dresses are a slightly tighter take on a trumpet wedding dress. Built for brides who really want to show off their curves, mermaid dresses are fitted across the body and flare out right above the knee. Because of this, they are more constricting than a trumpet dress. However, they exude old Hollywood glamour and will definitely make heads turn at your wedding.
If you are concerned that trumpet and mermaid wedding dresses will be too constricting, consider a sheath dress. Sheath wedding dresses feature a narrow shape that flows from neckline to hem, accentuating curves while not hugging them too tightly. Shapewear may be a must, as sheath dresses do not have as much structure.