About Wedding Gown Silhouette

Every bride should know something about wedding gown silhouettes before purchasing her gown. A silhouette should work well with your body type, personal style, and wedding, among which the most important one should be body type. You obviously want something flattering. Next, you want something that works with your personal style. This would be the type of gown you dream about or see in magazines and say “I want that.” Lastly, make sure it works with your wedding. If you have a small private wedding on a beach, it’s unsuitable to have a silk princess ball gown.

Below are some guidelines:
A-line
Best Body Type- This works well with almost all body types. The A-line makes round bodies appear slimmer and short bodies appear taller. The lines of the skirt hide the lower body of those with hips and can add the illusion of curves to those with less shape.
Personal Style- traditional, elegant, refined, girlie
Wedding Setting- The A-line is perfect for traditional weddings! Whatever your religion, an A shaped flare is surely the best. It’s not too over the top and not too casual. Therefore, it works perfect for a medium sized wedding.

Ball Gown
Best Body Type- Great for brides who are a little bustier. This shape draws the attention down and balances the proportions. Perfect for the inverted triangle body type.
Personal Style- over the top, girlie, bold, romantic
Wedding Setting- This silhouette works best for over the cheap weddings. Usually over 200 guests, in a large ball
room, with large floral arrangements.

Princess Length
Best Body Type- This length can work well on petites, slim figures, and tall women alike. Plus sized brides should avoid the princess length unless they are taller than 5’9 or it may make them appear heavier.
Personal Style- retro, sweet, girlie, vintage
Wedding Setting- This silhouette is all about the length. Since it is not too short it is still wearable for all occasions. The volume makes it appropriate for weddings in places of worship and the length could even make it casual enough for a backyard. It’s all about how you accessorize it!

Empire Waist
Best Body Type- This under the bust waistline is perfect for hiding hips, stomachs, or thighs while drawing attention to the bust. It also lengthens the body and works well on petite brides. Great for pear shapes.
Personal Style- sophisticated, bohemian, romantic, chic
Wedding Setting- Empire waist gown are very sweet. The fit is perfect for just about every setting including beach, church, and backyard weddings.

Mermaid
Best Body Type- This silhouette works best for those with curves. It accentuates well proportioned women by showing off what they’ve got.
Personal Style- bold, girlie, romantic, dreamy
Wedding Setting- They don’t work for small informal or more casual weddings. Because of the elegant shape, it works best for weddings with 75 guests or more that take place in beautiful settings such as places of worship, parks, and event spaces.

Cocktail
Best Body Type- The cocktail length works for everyone! Follow the guidelines from the other silhouettes as far as what works best for sheath, ball gowns, A-lines, etc. to choose which cocktail gown suits you.
Personal Style- edgy, trend setter, adventurous, modern
Wedding Setting- This short cropped gown is perfect for more casual weddings, spur of the moment weddings, and weddings that are a little more trendy than most. This also makes a great reception gown for a larger wedding gownes.
Sheath
Best Body Type- Great for narrow frames. This gown falls straight down and works well with slimmer bodies. The long lines are also beneficial for petite women since it elongates the lines of the body.
Personal Style- simple, chic, timeless, sophisticated
Wedding Setting- This silhouette works best for elegant weddings and beach weddings. The soft drape is simple and gorgeous but not overwhelming. The wedding should not be more overwhelming than the gown.

The Style Of Wedding Dress

Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life. Work on creating your own style for your wedding, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to do this. Spend some quite time alone, and picture what you would like your wedding to be. Talk to your husband to be, to get his input and go about creating the picture that is in your mind. You will have the happiest memories of your wedding if you create your own dream wedding and stick to what you want to do.

Wedding dresses Types:
This is a basic guide to wedding dress types, but if you dream up something else, by all means create that dream.

Very Formal
These ceremonies are always held in a house of worship.
Can be 6 – 12 bridesmaids / groomsmen.
Bride wears floor-length bridal dress, a full cathedral train and a full veil.
Bridesmaids wear floor length bridesmaid dress of the same style, they are normally different but harmonising colours.
Mothers wear formal bridesmaid dresses.
The groom, fathers, and groomsmen wear full evening dress, opera hat, and kid gloves.

Formal
These ceremonies are always held in a house of worship.
Can be 4 – 12 bridesmaids / groomsmen.
Bride wears floor-length bridesmaid gown, a full cathedral train and a medium length veil.
Bridesmaids wear floor length bridesmaid gowns of the same style, they are normally different but harmonising colours.
Mothers wear afternoon dresses of shorter or longer length.
The groom, fathers, and groomsmen wear formal wedding gown.

Semi Formal
This ceremony can be held in a house of worship , at home, or at a place of your choosing.
Can be 6 – 12 bridesmaids / groomsmen.
Bride wears ballerina or floor length wedding dress, with a short veil.
Bridesmaids wear ballerina or street length dresses, all of the same length but not longer than the brides.
Mothers wear street length dresses.
The groom, fathers, and groomsmen wear dark business suits.

Informal
All wear street dress.
One maid of honour and the best man.
Small, day time ceremony attended by relatives and close friends. The appropriate dress for a civil ceremony.

Two general rules:
1. All males should wear dress shirts of whatever style; the idea being to compliment the bride’s bridal gown.
2. The bride’s gloves should have the ring finger split, as tradition indicates that she does not remove her gloves until the ceremony and all festivities she participates in are complete.

Good Reivew For A Wedding Dress

It is beautiful, fits well and the craftsmenship on the dress is outstanding. It took me some time to decide to order the dress since I had never ordered from Suzhou Bridal before and could not see the quality first hand of the materials that would be used to construct the dress.

I will not hesitate to use Suzhou Bridal again or recommend it to others.

The History Of Wedding Dress

While contemporary weddings are often a symbol of love and commitment between the bride and the groom, for most of history, weddings were more like a business deal in which two families joined forces for a beneficial arrangement or alliance. Wedding dresses, then, were chosen to present the bride’s family in the best light, especially in terms of wealth and social status.

For most of history, brides rarely purchased a dress specifically for their wedding day. The bride would typically wear her finest dress to the ceremony, even if it was a dark color. In fact, many brides wore black during this time.
Only a few colors were avoided, such as green, which was then considered unlucky. Blue was a popular choice as it represented purity, piety and a connection to the Virgin Mary, plus the dark color easily hid stains and imperfections and could be worn again.

Though examples of brides wearing white can be traced back as early as 1406, the 1840 marriage of England’s Queen Victoria to her cousin Prince Albert is considered the seminal white-wearing occasion.
Dripping with orange blossoms, her stunning white dress inspired thousands of common folk to follow suit. Almost a decade after the wedding, Godey’s Lady’s Book, one of the first women’s magazines in America, declared that white was the most fitting hue for a bride.

From then on, brides interested in showing off their wealth and social rank made sure to wear white dresses made from excessive amounts of fabric (made that much easier following the sewing innovations brought forth by the Industrial Revolution).
Since white was a hard color to obtain and preserve, only wealthier women could afford such a dress. Still, white dresses worn during the 1800s were a far cry from eggshell, as at that time people lacked the necessary means to bleach fabrics.

The white-dress trend grew scarce during the Great Depression, when times were hard and it was difficult for most people to spend money on a gown they would never wear again.

Instead, brides returned to the tradition of wearing their best outfit, which was usually a darker color instead of white. Following an economic boom in the second half of the 20th century, white became a popular color once more, as evidenced by the weddings of Grace Kelly, Princess Diana and other iconic women who married during this time.

In Chinese, Indian, and other Eastern cultures, brides often wear red or a white-red combination, as the color red symbolizes auspiciousness and good luck. In Japanese weddings, brides often don multiple colorful dresses throughout the ceremony and the following festivities.

These days, brides can choose from millions of colors, styles and fabrics for their walk down the aisle. While shape and style vary drastically from bride to bride, traditional white and light-colored dresses are still most popular, as many today view white not so much as a symbol of wealth but rather one of purity and virtue.

Unlike the many trends and traditions tied to wedding gowns, for most of history, the groom’s only requirement has been to dress in a way that matches the bride’s gown. Isn’t he lucky!

The History of Suzhou Bridal

China Suzhou wedding dresses factory has been operating in the bridal industry for more than 10 years. In recent years, the most part of our business practice is to manufacture bridal gowns for USA, UK, Germany, and others Europe areas. Our management theory in line with ” paying attention to every minor matter, can accomplish the major issue “, Strict with oneself, adhere to the aim of the first of quality, make great efforts to serve customer. With our extensive collection of wedding gowns, from simple, clean lines to elaborately, luxuriously hand-beaded, there’s sure to be a gown that would perfect the most important day of every bride! Many wholesalers from UK, US, Germany etc, they all approve of our wedding dress and made a long business with us, I can assure you that each our wedding dress has the high quality.
We offer a wide range of wedding gowns, evening/prom gowns, bridesmaid dresses, elegant flower girl dresses and related accessories in different styles. The fabrics used are satin, chiffon, organza, tulle, taffeta, georgette, silk, polyester etc.

We also make wedding dresses, evening dresses,bridesmaid dresses,mother of bride dresses,flower girl dresses,etc. according to customer’s design requested.
Offering comprehensive services and superior products, we welcome companies worldwide to cooperate with us. Send us your sample/photo, or tell us your request!

Features:
1) supply bridal gown, evening dress, prom gown, flower girl dresses and wedding accessories.
2) different color and different size available.
3) high quality.
4) competitive price directly from factory quotation.
5) customer’s design is welcomed. No minimum order for you.
More info, please visit our website.

Our guarantee

Suzhou bridal dresses factory guarantee that we will make you satisfied with our products and services. We are in business to make you happy. We will go the extra mile for you. If that means working overtime, then it will be done! We will try our best to do the order process wonderfully.

If you are looking for a particular gown that you do not see on our site. Please contact us as we can get many nationally advertised dresses for you at extremely discounted prices. If you haven’t a slight stature, please don’t worry. We can make the dress with plus size and hid your limitation. If you are in a hurry, we will make your dress overtime and send it to you in time.

More information, please feel free to contact us by email of Suzhou wedding dress facotry, suzhoubridal@gmail.com. We will reply your questions and email you ASAP. Congratulations and much love and happiness for the many years to come in wedded BLS!