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Wondering about the differences in the most common wedding dress silhouettes? My San Diego bridal boutique and I have filmed a video to explain A-line vs ballgown vs mermaid vs fit and flare. Watch to learn what silhouette you might prefer for your wedding, though I encourage you to be open to trying out a few types. That’s because you never know what you truly love until you try it!
Wedding Dress Silhouettes
Essentially, A-line wedding dresses are fitted until the waist then they follow the shape of an “A” as they flow to the ground. Ballgowns are essentially a poufier version of A-lines. Mermaids are fitted until around the legs then they have a large skirt and train. Fit and flare gowns are fitted until the knees and then flare out just a touch!
First up is a ballgown (left) compared to an A-line (right). You’ll see that the A-line has a slimmer skirt than the ballgown but is still unfitted from waist to floor.
Here is a mermaid (left) and a fit to flare gown (right). Clearly the mermaid differs from its dramatic skirt while the fit to flare is much more subtle and sleek.
Wedding Dresses in San Diego
If you’re shopping for wedding dresses in San Diego, be sure to visit The White Flower. Our gowns are absolutely gorgeous and range from $3000 to $9000. We carry Marchesa Couture and Marchesa Notte, Netta BenShabu, Kelly Faetanini, and more! Book an appointment to shop wedding dresses in San Diego, we can’t wait to meet you!