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Choosing the Right Silhouette

Choosing the Right Silhouette

September 02, 2021

Finding the right dress silhouette is key when shopping for your wedding dress. The silhouette highlights your figure, and brings out the features you want it to—not to mention, every detail of your wedding dress is structured around the silhouette. At Enchanting by Mon Cheri, we have four silhouettes that we use most, and we’re giving you details on each and which you should choose. 



A-line

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The A-line is a classic, traditional silhouette, and one that’s been a staple in bridal fashion for decades. Our favorite thing about this silhouette is how flattering it is—the skirt begins at your natural waist, flaring into a gently sloping A-shape. The slanted lines of the skirt emphasize your waist, with the angled shape slimming your waist perfectly. This silhouette is universally flattering, and perfect for brides who want something classic and chic. 



Fit and Flare

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The fit and flare is perfect for brides who want to show off their curves. The bodice is fitted through the hip, and the skirt flares out from mid-way down the thigh, creating an hourglass shape that emphasizes your curves. The gentle flow of the skirt gives it an effortlessly sultry look, perfect for brides who love an effortlessly chic look. 



Mermaid

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Mermaid silhouettes are extremely similar to fit and flares, but with one key difference: the skirt begins at the knee, and flares at a more dramatic angle for an exaggerated hourglass shape. This shape is great for brides seeking high-fashion drama, as the more exaggerated shape gives you a bolder look. This silhouette also typically extends into a gorgeous train, adding even more drama. 



Sheath

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Not sure you want a full skirt, or an exaggerated hourglass figure? The sheath is perfect. The shape has a fitted bodice, but the skirt continues down closer in towards the body. It neither as full as an A-line, or as tight as a fitted style, falling perfectly in the middle. This effortless look is perfect for the bride seeking casual elegance.