Dress Styles: From Mermaid to Ballgown

There are so many different kinds of wedding gowns, but among all of the unique designs there are basically just 6 styles to choose from.  Their different variations might be confusing, but your sales consultant will be able to pick out the correct shape/style that you need.
Mermaid Style

Mermaid Style

Lets start with the tightest! Mermaid.  The mermaid style is the shape hugger, hugging each and every curve.  The style is mermaid because it hugs your body right up until your knees where it flares out, like a mermaid fin ;) . Sometimes they have trains (ironically called fish tails), and other times no; that's when it depends on the dress.  I have noticed they are harder to walk in and boogie down, but for most mermaid lovers, its all about the beauty and look.  The rest of her comfort is optional hehe.
Trumpet Style

Trumpet Style

If you love the fitted look but if you do want to dance and feel less constricted, the trumpet style is your best bet.  This style has the same affects as the mermaid where it shows off your gorgeous curves.  BUT, instead of hugging your body until your knees, it begins to flare out around the mid-thigh area.  At times, it resembles a trumpet. Creative right? :) Sometimes both, the mermaid and the trumpet, are just generally characterized as fit-and-flare.  Make sure to be specific if you prefer one over the other.
Destination Style

Destination Style

Next... the complete opposite: Destination Style (or goddess, or as our brides say, 'flowy").  We call it destination because most of our local brides live in an area that is considered amazing for "destination" weddings.  Many times, due to the chiffon fabrics, brides love these gowns for beach weddings.  What's nice is that lately destination gowns do not give off that pregnant look because they have an empire waist.  Those that come with a corset definitely show off a tiny waist and then the fabrics cascade down.  They are nice and lightweight perfect for hot and humid areas.
Sheath Style

Sheath Style

Sheath style gowns have a similar function as the destination style does.  They are very straight down, unlike the flow you get with a destination, with minimum "hugging".  These are perfect for our amazing brides that find beauty in simplicity.  Many beach and even garden brides gravitate towards this style. Most of the time their trains are minimal and their tops are empire waists with thin straps or strapless. But keep in mind, even the most simply shaped gown can have beautiful details making it a true wedding gown.
A-line Style

A-line Style

The next two shapes are the next two competitors.  First we have the A-line, and the name stems from its literal shape. It creates a letter "A" shape.  This is a wonderful classic look that will never go out of style.  Unlike the other shapes, there is no clean cut line between the top or bottom.  Most A-line gowns have a smooth flow between the bodice and skirt. Although many believe they look traditional, be open minded, you might be surprised. The Ballgown is the next step up.  They have the biggest skirt VOLUME. There are different variations, especially with the bodice.  You can maintain the traditional look with a high waisted top, or you can sexify it with a very fitted top that has a dropped waist.  There are so many variations of the ballgown,
Ballgown Style

Ballgown Style

that your view of  Belle from Beauty and the Beast is not the only option.  I have seen so many awesome couture designs lately that shows how the ballgown has been revamped.  Besides, you can always wear a sexy dress, but you can't pull off a ballgown too often.  I don't see any girls rollin' up to the club rocking a ballgown, do you? ;)
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