Dress Silhouettes

Dear Peony Girls, 

We are often asked about dress silhouettes and which body types they are best suited for. There are many different silhouettes to choose from, each flattering different body shapes. Here are some of the more common silhouettes:

A-Line: A-Line gowns are fitted at the bodice and flow out to the ground, with an unbroken line (resembling the outline of an uppercase A). The great thing about an A-Line gown is that is suits almost all body types! An A-Line gown will highlight the narrowness of the midsection and float away from the hips and thighs. 

One of our favourite A-Line gowns at the boutique is Trace By Robert Bullock


Ball gown: A ball gown is fitted at the bodice and has a defined waistline that leads to a full skirt. Ball gowns are best for brides with boyish figures.  The fullness of the dress will highlight your upper body and make you look curvier.

Halo by Elizabeth Dye is a stunning ball gown that comes in glacier (pictured below) or ivory.


Mermaid: Mermaid gowns fit closely to the body from the chest to the knee, then flare out to the hem. These gown are gorgeous on brides with hourglass figures who want to show off their curves.

We love the gorgeous silhouette that Lola by Mikaella gives our brides.


Sheath: Sheath gowns fit very closely to the contours of the body. These gowns usually have a straight skirt with no defined waist. These gowns are best for petit women with sleek figures as this style adds length to the body and shows off your sexy sleek figure.

Barcelona by Katie May is sleek and sexy making it one of our favourite sheath gowns.


Empire Waist: When gowns have an empire waist, this is referring to the raised waistline that sits just below the bust, from which the rest of the dress flows down to the hem. These gowns are great for the bride looking to show off her upper body while the dress flows away from the hips and thighs. 

Anna Campbell is queen of the empire waist with her Ivory Collection – Amity is too  stunning not to share.


x The White Peony


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