Showing posts with label Types of Necklines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Types of Necklines. Show all posts

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Know Your Wedding Dress

The objective of the wedding dress or wedding gown is to make the bride look exceptionally beautiful and attractive.  It should highlight the best parts of the body type of the bride leaving a lot for the imagination.  It is generally a halter cut dress with a long flowing skirt at the bottom.  Choosing a wedding dress for yourself can be a daunting task, and that is why we deal with some of the most common terms you should know about it, making your choice easy and perfect.

The Types of Necklines

The neckline is of utmost importance to a wedding dress because it provides the dress with a character and shapes the body type to fit the occasion yet be comfortable to wear.  The most common types are:
  • Sweetheart – It is an off-shoulder cut which is contoured at the bust and plunges down from the neckline, perfectly suited for most body types.

    A-Line Sweetheart Chapel Train Satin Wedding Dress

  • Straight Across – The neckline cuts horizontally over the bust cover most of it and allow less exposure, suited for body types on the heavier side.
  • Semi-sweetheart – This is similar to the Sweetheart but exposes less of the bust.

The Types of Silhouettes

The lower part of the dress down the waistline defines the overall look of the wedding dress and how gorgeous the look should be.  The popular choices are:
  • Ball gown – It flares around the waist substantially and spreads across a lot of area, very gorgeous and perfect for most body types.

    Ball Gown Sweetheart Chapel Train Sleeveless Tulle Wedding Dress For Brides

  • A-line – Its diameter is more restricted and the pleats of the dress form an ‘A’, extremely beautiful for those on the slimmer side.

    A-line Sweetheart Court Trains Sleeveless Taffeta Wedding Dress For Brides

  • Trumpet – The dress hugs the body closely till the thighs and then flares around the legs, giving a very slim and exquisite look.

    Trumpet/Mermaid Halter Chapel Train Satin Lace Wedding Dress

The Types of Waistlines

The waistline separates the bust from the hips and lends a strong look and feel to the wedding gown.  The ones that you should go for are:
  • Empire Waist – It starts high just below the bust and is perfect for a pear or apple shaped figure.

    Empire V-neck Court Trains Sleeveless Satin Wedding Dress For Brides

  • Basque Waist – It begins at the natural waistline but plunges down giving a very traditional look to the wedding dress, chosen by most body types.
  • Natural Waist – It is a straight cut waistline that goes well with almost any kind of dress and body type.

Sleeve Style

  • Sleeveless – Most women prefer this style because it is perfectly suited for the occasion and the wedding dress also.
  • Sleeved – Women who wish to expose less could go for short sleeves but long sleeves are passé and should be avoided.

Dress Length

The dress length depends upon the dress cut and the neckline but some common types are:
  • Floor Length – It lends a majestic character to the dress and makes the bride look fuller even if she is of a slim body type.
  • Ankle Length – Some brides prefer to show a bit of the ankle and the shoes while making the wedding dress more manageable.
  • Tea Length – It is almost between the ankle and the knees and is inspired from sophisticated tea parties, thus has a playful yet gorgeous look to it.


  • Panel – The train starts from the waist and flows across the length of the dress.
  • Court – It is an extension to the skirt of the dress and most commonly preferred.
  • Sweep – It is a more restricted form of the former and extends enough to sweep over the floor around the bride’s feet.


The following are some of the most preferred fabrics used for a wedding dress:
  • Silk – The most exquisite and majestic fabric that can be used for the wedding gown.
  • Satin – Similar to the former but cheaper and lighter.
  • Organza – It is extremely light yet looks and feels like satin.
  • Tulle – It is not used completely in a wedding gown, rather to make parts of it like the head-dress.